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

VersionsAdditional versions

1.2.0-git-20110303-0019 0.11%
1.1.9 5.41%
1.1.8 7.64%
1.1.7 10.92%
1.1.5 5.41%
1.1.5 0.11%
1.1.4 4.67%
1.1.3 1.59%
1.1.11 58.43%
1.1.11 0.11%
1.1.11 0.11%
1.1.10 5.30%
1.1.0 0.11%
1.1.0 0.11%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

PE structurePE file structure

Show functions
Import table
kernel32.dll
DeleteCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, ExitProcess, FreeLibrary, GetCommandLineA, GetCommandLineW, GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleA, GetProcAddress, GetStartupInfoA, GetSystemTime, GetVersionExW, HeapSetInformation, InitializeCriticalSection, InterlockedExchange, IsDBCSLeadByteEx, IsDebuggerPresent, LeaveCriticalSection, LoadLibraryW, LocalFree, MultiByteToWideChar, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, Sleep, VirtualProtect, VirtualQuery, WideCharToMultiByte
libvlc.dll
libvlc_add_intf, libvlc_new, libvlc_playlist_play, libvlc_release, libvlc_wait
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
shell32.dll
CommandLineToArgvW, SHGetFolderPathW
user32.dll
MessageBoxW
wininet.dll
FtpPutFileW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetConnectW, InternetOpenW

vlc.exe

VLC media player by the VideoLAN Team

Remove vlc.exe
Version:   1.1.9
MD5:   89984415bf772d2c8595eebc475bcfdb
SHA1:   403f073f194aabb7a8dc4a377780ce14a3cdcad2
SHA256:   7780438430349ba8ff510fae7eb288c17fac7b1c56bfab406a9b5a341c628e97

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 the VideoLAN Team)

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

DetailsDetails

File name:vlc.exe
Publisher:the VideoLAN Team
Product name:VLC media player
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
File version:1.1.9
Product version:1,1,9,0
Size:105 KB (107,520 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:7.051685
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
VideoLAN Team
4% remove
VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform 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. The default distribution of VLC includes a large number...
VideoLAN Team
7% remove
This is the software driver package for the installed VNC Printer. The driver package is required in order for the VNC Printer to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device. VLC supports highly customizable skins through the skins2 interface, also supporting Winamp 2 and XMMS skins. Because VLC is a packet-based media player, it can play the video content of some damaged, inc...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VLC\vlc.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'
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'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.01476031%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01004231%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00471799%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:530 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:49,572/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:26.15 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):36.41 MB
Private (minimum):35.25 MB
Non-paged memory:26.15 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:168.4 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):172.41 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:35.98 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):36.47 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:24,781/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:2.46 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:224 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:14/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:7
12
Handles:420
600
GUI GDI count:512
103
GUI GDI peak:513
142
GUI USER count:66
49
GUI USER peak:70
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.01443446%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00981543%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00461903%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:225,748/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:688 KB
1.16 MB
vlc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.01441436%
Kernel CPU:0.00980177%
User CPU:0.00461260%
CPU cycles:213,544/sec
Memory:128 KB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro N 7.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 7.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.50%
Windows 7 Professional 2.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

India installs about 21.50% of VLC media player.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 29.00%
Dell 20.82%
Acer 13.38%
Intel 10.41%
Lenovo 10.41%
ASUS 10.41%
Samsung 5.58%
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