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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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Relationships

Parent processes
Related files

PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
kernel32.dll
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.dll
libvlc_add_intf, libvlc_new, libvlc_playlist_play, libvlc_release, libvlc_set_user_agent, libvlc_wait, libvlc_set_app_id
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
psapi.dll
EnumProcessModules
shell32.dll
CommandLineToArgvW, SHGetFolderPathW
user32.dll
MessageBoxW
wininet.dll
FtpPutFileW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetConnectW, InternetOpenW

vlc.exe

VLC media player by VideoLAN

Remove vlc.exe
Version:   2.0.5
MD5:   c2d2c87649e0315b4356b51498882b37
SHA1:   f0091b47de3de452c35c0e9f728eeeadbcb9f18c
SHA256:   0a48f7064b8beb3b28cc82dea98e3824bd7d8013ba244ece61c5873586b1157d

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

DetailsDetails

File name:vlc.exe
Publisher:VideoLAN
Product name:VLC media player
Description:VLC media player 2.0.3
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
File version:2.0.5
Product version:2,0,5,0
Size:106 KB (108,544 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

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BehaviorsBehaviors

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}'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.03214267%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01570317%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.01643950%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:323,262,471 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:4,400,970/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:278/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:63.49 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):60.48 MB
Private (minimum):38.9 MB
Non-paged memory:63.49 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:217.47 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):242.15 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:52.75 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):63.07 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:52,461/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:6.29 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1,226/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:129 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:28.65 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:465/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:17
12
Handles:413
600
GUI GDI count:100
103
GUI GDI peak:128
142
GUI USER count:59
49
GUI USER peak:74
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Tray notification:Yes
Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My documents\downloads\music\non_stop_juicy_mix_-_dj_kar_[www.4shared.com].mp3"
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\????.e319.130302.?? ?? ??.hdtv.h264.720p-kor.avi"
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\owner\videos\realplayer downloads\#.mp4"
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\t rexford l james\downloads\playlist (7).pls"
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\users\user\desktop\nouveau dossier (3)\te2.tmb.avi"
  • "C:\programs\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file "C:\07 eja, mater.wav"
  • "C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe" --started-from-file --no-playlist-enqueue "C:\movies\fireproof"
  • (7 more)
Owner:User
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
wow64.dll
Total CPU:6.71233895%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.14070757%
0.107585%
User CPU:6.57163137%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:155,238,849/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:74/sec
79/sec
Memory:252 KB
1.16 MB
msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
Total CPU:2.28786800%
Kernel CPU:0.06188844%
User CPU:2.22597956%
Context switches:29/sec
Memory:352 KB
vlc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.05648781%
Kernel CPU:0.01945489%
User CPU:0.03703293%
CPU cycles:903,622/sec
Context switches:13/sec
Memory:128 KB
DSOUND.DLL
Total CPU:0.00239054%
Kernel CPU:0.00034150%
User CPU:0.00204904%
CPU cycles:2,354,273/sec
Context switches:51/sec
Memory:448 KB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00152082%
Kernel CPU:0.00152082%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:306,509/sec
Memory:1.16 MB

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 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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