What is winamp.exe?
Winamp.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if winamp.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Winamp.exe file information
The process known as Winamp belongs to software DFX 8 for Winamp or BeatHarness for Winamp (version 2x) or EncFlac or SHOUTcast Source DSP or SqrSoft® Advanced Crossfading or Dolby for Winamp5 by Nullsoft (www.winamp.com).
Description: Winamp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file winamp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder (normally C:\Program Files\Winamp\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,075,200 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,137,664 bytes and 61 more variants.
Winamp.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Winamp.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with winamp.exe, you can look for help from the software company AOL, update the program to the latest version or uninstall Winamp or Winamp Media Player from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".
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If winamp.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 82,944 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 60,928 bytes and 14 more variants. Winamp.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Winamp.exe is able to monitor applications.
If winamp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 968,192 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 1,118,720 bytes and 5 more variants. The winamp.exe file is not a Windows core file. Winamp.exe is able to record inputs.
If winamp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 190,714 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 39,428 bytes or 1,144,320 bytes.
If winamp.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 16,064 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Winamp" definitely not required. Added by the AGOBOT-MC WORM! Note - this is NOT the Winamp Media Player (WinAmpa.exe)
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winamp.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan:Win32/Ertfor.B or VirTool:Win32/DelfInject.gen!U (detected by Microsoft), and Mal/EncPk-BP (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the winamp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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