Is Winamp spyware?

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  1. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I just downloaded the latest version of Winamp and I chose to not send anonymous statistics to them... however, looking at this website: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=238838 I am undecided if I should keep Winamp or not... can someone offer their advice?

    Thanks! :)

    Gracie
     
  2. WSFuser

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    like the dev person said, its not spyware and u can easily disable the offending features.

    if u like winamp, then keep it and try not to be too paranoid :)
     
  3. gracie123

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    Hi :), okay... yeah, I like it for listening to online radio. Curious though, do you see a problem using the Online Services? I really like those features....

    Thanks again,

    Gracie
     
  4. WSFuser

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    i dont use winamp and i dont use online services like radio or a music store.

    like i said, if u like the feature, u should use it.
     
  5. drake456

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    It should be safe to use, ive had winamp for a long time and i messed with the radio and video services and i never had a problem.
     
  6. gracie123

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    Thank you very much for replying... I will keep Winamp for now :).
     
  7. iceni60

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    i'm always careful when i use Winamp because some of its addons have spyware. here are some links for online radio which can be listened to without Winamp.
    http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/

    http://streams.coolbegin.com/

    you can right-click and save this icon ---> http://www.shoutcast.com/images/tunein.gif to your hardrive from the shoutcast link below. then if it's a 24/7 stream you can tune in whenever you like. i think these are the same stations Winamp uses
    http://www.shoutcast.com/

    http://dir.xiph.org/

    http://www.live365.com/index.live

    http://www.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Sound_Files/MP3/Streaming/Stations/

    http://punkcast.com/

    i like this stream when it plays ambient stuff -
    http://www.somafm.com/groovesalad.pls

    it's from this site -
    http://www.somafm.com/

    if you just want a radio player with preinstalled stations these two players are very good fro Windows
    http://www.viddiradioplayer.com/
    http://www.screamer-radio.com/

    these are good if you use Linux - streamtuner streamripper
    http://www.nongnu.org/streamtuner/

    here's a screenshot of streamtuner
    http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=9823/ur0507j/gagnef1.jpg
     
  8. Carver

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    I use winamp. I have been Using it since version 2.80, I don't use any addons. I scan for spyware quite a lot, I haven't found anything in winamp yet. I used to get these tracking cookies from wxx.live365.com they were found by AD-Aware SE, at the time I wasn't using Winamp or any music player.
     
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  9. PaulBB

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    Which Winamp addons has spyware ? show me one, people please stop being paranoid, i'm using Winamp since early times and never seen a addon with spyware.
     
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    It asks me for an account to Fileplanet, anyway com'on people ''Valentine Dancer'' ? We are talking here about real Winamp addons not random crap , if someone want to get in trouble then yes just got stuff like ''Winamp Dancer '' or ''eMule Booster'' with those you can't miss spyware.
     
  13. iceni60

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    what more do you want? it's an addon for Winamp :rolleyes: here's a link for it from the Winamp site. so like i said -
    http://web.archive.org/web/20040617181031/http://winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=44849
     
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    One post removed - OT
     
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