I Don’t Want Winamp Player to Communicate with Internet

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If you have a dial-up connection, or a broadband connection with limited downloading facility, you would definitely want to prevent the Winamp player installed on your computer from communicating with the Internet. Since every time when the Winamp player communicates with the Internet it downloads several unwanted elements and also tries to detect and download the updates, while using a dial-up or limited broadband connection the overall download speed would go extremely slow, and it would also unnecessarily cost a decent sum of money just for nothing.

Yes, you can keep the default Winamp player settings intact and allow the player to communicate with the Internet only if you have high-speed Internet connection with unlimited download facility.

However if due to the slow Internet speed and bandwidth restrictions if you really want to keep your instance of Winamp player from communicating with the Internet, this tutorial will guide you through the process.

After following the instructions given in this tutorial, you will be able to configure your instance of Winamp player in such a way so that it no longer communicates with the Internet whatsoever. In order to configure the Winamp player this way, you are not required to have any administrative rights on the computer, and neither do you need to log on to the computer with any administrator account.

All you need to do to disable communication between the Winamp player and the Internet is that you need to follow the steps exactly the way they are given below:

  • Log on to the computer using any account.
  • Initialize the Winamp player by double-clicking its icon.
  • On the opened interface, go to the Options menu from the menu bar.
  • From the displayed list, go to the Preferences option.
  • On the opened Winamp Preferences box, from the left pane, click to select the General Preferences category.
  • From the right pane, under the Internet Connection Settings section, choose the Not connected to the Internet option from the available drop-down list.
  • Once this is done, click the Close button present at the bottom of the left pane.
  • Once the Winamp Preferences box is close, restart the Winamp player application in order to allow the changes to take effect.
  • If the Winamp player still communicates with the Internet, restart the computer and then try again.