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File: winampa.exe
Name: Winamp Agent
Product: Winamp
Manufacturer: Nullsoft
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

"winampa.exe" is the Winamp Agent for playing MP3 files.
Note: Any malware can be named winampa.exe - check if winampa.exe is located in the folder C:\Program Files\Winamp\.

You can obtain detailed information about winampa.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

User feedback

There were 271 user requests for that file. 20 users classify it as harmless. 1 user classify it as not so dangerous. 10 users classify it as neutral. 4 users considered the file to be suspicious. 12 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete winampa.exe.

Ratingthis is a normal file for me Julián
RatingThis is a Winamp Agent to help associate the file type to play with Winamp Kev
RatingIt is an agent which Winamp uses to ensure that Winamp is the default player for the file types that you have specified. Ben
RatingI do not have winamp and have never downloaded or had winamp on my machine Melissa
Ratinglocated in c:\program files\winamp\ Michael
RatingIs used with Winamp just fine, no problemos Jaymon
RatingI think it can be dangerous, it came from .scr virus (.wmv icon, I accidentaly clicked) to system32 (company: "zonealarm") 30,4 kt mmm
RatingDefinately a trojan I do not have winamp and have never downloaded or had winamp on my machine...however my antivirus is not detecting it, and it is up to date....
RatingPart of winamp. Not dangerous, but also not needed, just another icon down in the system tray. I just quarantined it, didn't affect winamp.  link for more info Stuart
RatingWinampa.exe stands for winamp agent it is like a short cut to the resal program you guys are noobs QuietK
RatingThis showed up in my system32 folder and is a trojan that I'm having a difficult time erasing dwansley
RatingIt's part of winamp. Nothing more, nothing less.  link for more info xI
Ratingit is winamp agent service, not dangerous you are stupid mmm and melissa is stupid too
RatingHarmless ! TB
Ratingnot needed to run winamp - tries to keep file associations App
RatingTask Manager listed "winampa.exe" running as a process. However, I don't have Winamp Agent nor does any such file exist on my PC. I ended the process. SteveL
RatingAssociated with Winamp. If you are not sure yourself, then check your program files, you'll find it in your Winamp folders. Duh' If you are still not sure, then uninstall & reinstall Winamp, watch for changes. Deek
RatingIt a winamp agent service are a quick start for Winamp Goofy
RatingCan be removed in winamp options Tof
Ratingit could be an agent file, but I detected a process running on my computer (a virus) and when I opened it in textpad, it pointed to this file, which was NOT in a program files folder. I've also never had winamp. A virus can be named anything, so don't assume a file isn't soley based on name... MK
RatingIt seems to come together with a file called bla.exe, it's seems to be download due to a bug in winamp 3 to 5. Much more than harmless, winamp users should upgrade. Reas
RatingThis is a trojan app. If this is running, especially if you do NOT have winamp installed, watch out! DB
RatingA worm called Agobot sometimes disguises itself as winampa.exe
RatingIt *could* be a Trojan. So both those who insist it is and those who insist it isn't are wrong. Always check properties, location and just plain common sense to see if it really the Winamp agent or a trojan. Shallimus
Ratingwinampa.exe is a program to start quickly the winamp player. it resides in the system tray and have no user interface. only this! Blau
Ratingit's a winamp agent... Emilio
Ratingmy computer was running while i slept and i woke to an announcement from Symantec that it had been found during a realtime scan. WTF? barbara
RatingCertainly part of winamp on my machine. Bear in mind that winamp is often bundled with other software, particularly older browsers etc bpatterson
RatingThis file is linked by another application on my pc (C:\bla.exe) which I did NOT install, Norton scanned the file and claimed its harmless....but even "legit" programs can be and are not always for "legit" use butane216
RatingThis CAN be a TROJAN VIRUS!!! 30KB size in C:/windows/system32 file arrange by size to find it hover mouse and it will say winampa.exe but it will be a video type icon.... took me forever to find this bugger! Charles
RatingAs long as it's in the Winamp install directory, it's a harmless BUT useless program wasting cpu and ram, only slowing down your computer. Supposedly it keeps file associations with Winamp, but you shouldn't have any problem with losing them, when you install other media players they ask what files to be default app. for. But this might as well be some kind of spyware/malware/virus if it's in the wrong directory! Serge
RatingIf Winamp is installed it could cause instabilities in Internet Explorer and Netscape. SHerold
Ratingits more than harmless menni
RatingNormal file. No problem!
Rating"winamp.exe" is an IRC backdoor Trojan and network worm. frank mulligan
RatingIt can be either real or a trojan - read these!  link for more info
RatingIMHO, also if you have Winamp it's a waste of memory, so just remove it from Winamp config and don't let it occupy any slot in Task Manager window. syntaxerrormmm
RatingThe Winamp Agent, harmless and usefull. Be watch out, those who don't have winamp installed or ever had installed, this might be the trojan. Just check the location and decide wether its the trojan or not. Zero
RatingInstalled with Winamp. Its the Winamp Agent. Used for the Tray Icon. Don't know, why its running, even if winamp is not running, but Winamp still works, when you shut "Winampa.exe" I deleted it in the registry
RatingAbout bla.exe ... SUDDENLY --- after residing on my PC for weeks, Symantic called it a Trojan and quaranteed it. I trust their judgement. DemonMoon
RatingThis file installs itself after winamp is installed. Winamp does not require it to run. I say get rid of it as soon as possible. cannamantoke
Ratingit came up after I installed a strange mirc version... Oli
RatingThis is the file for Winamp. If do not use the 'Winamp', you can erase it. shauna
Ratingits only winamp! if u dont have winamp. then your in trouble  link for more info illicit
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