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Security Update Available for Winamp


America Online has released another update to its Winamp media and music player that includes at least one security update.

The newest version that fixes the flaw is 5.24 and is downloadable from this link here (newer versions of Winamp may prompt you to upgrade when you first start the player). I'm not enitrely sure why, but this Winamp installer requires you to reboot your computer before the patch takes. I can't recall ever having to reboot to install a Winamp patch. If I find out anything more about what's up with that, I will update the blog again.

By Brian Krebs  |  June 26, 2006; 1:49 PM ET
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I tried to download and install the new version of Winamp, Winamp 5.24. I downloaded without any trouble, but when I tried to install the new version, I got a message saying that the installer was corrupted or had a virus, and I could not install it.

Posted by: Jane Stern | June 26, 2006 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Jan, I scanned the version I downloaded with several different antivirus engines with no red flags. Try re-downloading the program and installing it again. It's possible something got jumbled in the transmission and the thing did not completely download the first time.

Posted by: Bk | June 26, 2006 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I used to use Winamp exclusively until getting heavy into modplugs and getting too tired of the memory and system footprint (I'm old skool and hate bloatware). Now I use mostly Foobar2000, which plays the files Winamp won't play (especially game soundtracks) @ just 3MB.


Posted by: SandyK | June 26, 2006 11:38 PM | Report abuse

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