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45% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

2.1.4 1.01%
2.1.3 7.58%
2.1.3 0.81%
2.1.2 1.42%
2.1.2 0.01%
2.1.1 0.62%
2.1.0-rc1 0.01%
2.1.0-git-20130320-0015 0.01%
2.1.0-git-20120501-0005 0.01%
2.1.0-git 0.01%
2.1.0-git 0.01%
2.1.0 6.61%
2.1.0 0.21%
2.0.8 0.81%
2.0.8 6.12%
2.0.8 0.81%
2.0.7 5.51%
2.0.7 0.21%
2.0.7 0.51%
2.0.7 0.61%
2.0.6 5.02%
2.0.6 0.81%
2.0.6 0.21%
2.0.5 19.73%
2.0.5 1.20%
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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
CloseHandle, DeleteCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, ExitProcess, FreeLibrary, GetCommandLineA, GetCommandLineW, GetCurrentProcessId, GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleA, GetProcAddress, GetStartupInfoA, GetSystemTime, GetVersionExW, HeapSetInformation, InitializeCriticalSection, InterlockedExchange, IsDBCSLeadByteEx, IsDebuggerPresent, LeaveCriticalSection, LoadLibraryW, LocalFree, MultiByteToWideChar, OpenProcess, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, Sleep, VirtualProtect, VirtualQuery, WideCharToMultiByte, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentThreadId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, TerminateProcess, TlsGetValue, UnhandledExceptionFilter
libvlc_add_intf, libvlc_new, libvlc_playlist_play, libvlc_release, libvlc_set_user_agent, libvlc_wait, libvlc_set_app_id
CommandLineToArgvW, SHGetFolderPathW
FtpPutFileW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetConnectW, InternetOpenW


VLC media player by VideoLAN

Remove vlc.exe
Version:   2.1.0-git
MD5:   3888ebbefad74c42d5c7b336292a6251
SHA1:   587904bfd00e1cd693bc7b1aee8129c0961d7d49

What is vlc.exe?

VLC media player (VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.

About vlc.exe (from VideoLAN)

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various


File name:vlc.exe
Product name:VLC media player
Description:VLC media player 2.0.3
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
File version:2.1.0-git
Product version:2,1,0,0
Size:36.5 KB (37,376 bytes)
Build date:6/14/2013 10:10 AM
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayVCDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlaySVCDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayMusicFilesOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayDVDAudioOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'VLCPlayCDAudioOnArrival'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'
Scheduled tasks
  • The job '{C332D368-7A85-4C00-8EA0-669CC82BFBC8}' runs on registration in the path '\{C332D368-7A85-4C00-8EA0-669CC82BFBC8}'
  • The job '{043E8278-3CF2-4028-8B0E-1F8B591DE902}' runs on registration in the path '\{043E8278-3CF2-4028-8B0E-1F8B591DE902}'
  • The task '{B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}' runs on registration in the path '\{B622746B-45AA-400B-980E-E3BDFFB86584}'
  • The job '{82CE3E5B-33C7-47B9-B8EB-381247766393}' runs on registration in the path '\{82CE3E5B-33C7-47B9-B8EB-381247766393}'
  • Entry path '\{41959AF7-D75B-4C65-87E0-435A305744D1}'
  • Entry path '\{1C6D88D0-102D-4A90-A65C-6E0E67F335EB}'
  • Entry path '\{B9AD7E12-C58B-4169-A6BB-21631DFA6D13}'
  • Entry path '\{F55C7988-BFC9-46FA-A0E6-D4B5423AF492}'
  • Entry path '\{608F7D28-E884-4465-A2E6-5DEC72356283}'
  • Entry path '\{27FFE8AB-2D92-43EE-ACD6-C01B3CCA8F96}'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 21.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 8.1 N 7.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 7.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 7.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 7.00%
Windows 8 7.00%
Windows 8.1 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 49.00% of VLC media player.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 25.11%
Toshiba 24.24%
ASUS 13.85%
Hewlett-Packard 12.55%
Acer 12.12%
Intel 12.12%
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