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How to uninstall Winamp from your system

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall Winamp for Windows. It was coded for Windows by Nullsoft, Inc. Further information on Nullsoft, Inc can be found here. Click on to get more facts about Winamp on Nullsoft, Inc's website. Winamp is usually set up in the C:\Program Files\Winamp directory, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The full uninstall command line for Winamp is C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstWA.exe. The application's main executable file occupies 1.37 MB (1433952 bytes) on disk and is named winamp.exe.

Winamp contains of the executables below. They take 1.59 MB (1671652 bytes) on disk.

  • Elevator.exe (21.34 KB)
  • UninstWA.exe (140.79 KB)
  • winamp.exe (1.37 MB)
  • winampa.exe (37.00 KB)
  • winampatemp.exe (33.00 KB)

The current page applies to Winamp version 5.551 only. You can find below info on other versions of Winamp: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you uninstall Winamp.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_winamp.exe_abf8588d482ece615d9d110ef4b2d47a99028de_13199e41
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_winamp.exe_abf8588d482ece615d9d110ef4b2d47a99028de_14521385
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp

Files remaining:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_winamp.exe_abf8588d482ece615d9d110ef4b2d47a99028de_13199e41\Report.wer
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_winamp.exe_abf8588d482ece615d9d110ef4b2d47a99028de_14521385\Report.wer
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Winamp.lnk
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\demoedit.aac
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\links.xml
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\dropBox\dropboxClass_{e2e4ad32-d87b-4b9e-bf58-46a1336ddc8f}.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\dropBox\dropboxProfile_{297dea7e-6867-447e-95a9-6a76da8427f2}.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\gen_ml.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2_img.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2_msg.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\feeds.xml
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\main.dat
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\main.idx
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\met83DE.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\met83EE.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\met93B0.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\met93C0.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\metA382.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\metB354.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\metC326.vmd
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\ml_dash.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\ml_online.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\ml_orb.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\ml_pmp_device_LG X power - Card SD.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\playlists.xml
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\recent.dat
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\recent.idx
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\rss.xml
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\studio.xnf
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\winamp.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\winamp.m3u
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Winamp.q1

Generally the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Winamp.Bookmark
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Winamp.Enqueue
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Winamp.Play
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\interface/x-winamp3-skin
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\interface/x-winamp-lang
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\interface/x-winamp-skin
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.LangZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.PlayList
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.SkinZip
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Winamp
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\Winamp
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\winamp_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\winamp_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Winamp
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nullsoft\Winamp

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.au\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.M2V\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.M3U\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.M3U8\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.M4A\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP1\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP2\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP4\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.S3M\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wpl\Winamp_Back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe

A way to erase Winamp from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Winamp is a program released by Nullsoft, Inc. Sometimes, computer users choose to remove this application. This is easier said than done because performing this by hand requires some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE solution to remove Winamp is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Winamp or simply click the Search feature and type in "Winamp". The Winamp program will be found automatically. After you select Winamp in the list , the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Winamp, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Winamp:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstWA.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Winamp.
Uninstall Winamp

8. After removing Winamp, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Winamp that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Winamp using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc from your computer, we are not saying that Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Winamp supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 10:05:58.360