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Remove Winamp and Winamp Search

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management

John W. asks:
How can I safely and completely remove Winamp and Winamp Search from my computer? I have tried program delete and system restore, but it did not work.

Have you tried Winamp and don’t like it? Maybe you are getting a new computer and want to uninstall it. Whatever the reason, this article will show you how to uninstall it and remove Winamp Search from your computer. You will also remove the Winamp Toolbar. Most programs can be uninstalled through the Control Panel, but sometimes this doesn’t work and it takes a few more steps to completely remove a program.

You have different options to remove Winamp from your computer. One of the best Winamp uninstallers is Perfect Uninstaller. You can do a Google search on Winamp Uninstallers if you would like to use a different program. This program will remove Winamp and all files associated with it. You will still need to remove the toolbar and Winamp Search if you use this program. Instructions to do this are below.

You can also manually remove Winamp from your computer:

Click Start and Control Panel.


Under Programs click Uninstall a program.


A list of programs on your computer will display. Find Winamp in this list and click Uninstall. Let it go through the uninstallation.


When it is finished uninstalling click Finish.

Whether you manually uninstalled Winamp or used the uninstaller, you need to remove the Winamp folder. Click Start and go to Computer. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Winamp. Right click the Winamp folder and select Delete to remove the folder.

Winamp should now be removed from your computer, but we are not done, though. Winamp puts other applications on your computer, and we will go through the process of removing those now.

Winamp Toolbar
Open your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) You should see an icon that looks like a wrench on the toolbar. Click the down arrow and select Uninstall. Click Uninstall Winamp Toolbar.

Remove Winamp Toolbar from the Control Panel
Click Start and select Control Panel. Click Programs under Programs click Uninstall a program. Select Winamp Toolbar and click Uninstall.

How to Remove Windows Search from Firefox
Open Firefox and in the address bar type about:config
You will see a warning but this is okay. Click I will be careful, I Promise button.


You will see a list of items. In the search bar at the top, type Winamp. You will see everything that is associated with Winamp on the list.

Right click on everything that has ‘search’ or ‘search engine’ in the Winamp list and click reset from the menu for each
Close out by clicking the X in the corner.

We hope this article has been helpful for you!

~Rita Wood

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