Should I block it?

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%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
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_add_intf, libvlc_new, libvlc_playlist_play, libvlc_release, libvlc_wait
CommandLineToArgvW, SHGetFolderPathW
FtpPutFileW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetConnectW, InternetOpenW


VLC media player by the VideoLAN Team

Remove vlc.exe
Version:   1.1.5
MD5:   2b0c2b56644ccb8cd3f0b71ffc29192c
SHA1:   e197177ef9b67f5e59e656b9aaa20e3f4936f3ee

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


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:1.1.5
Product version:1,1,5,0
Size:172.5 KB (176,640 bytes)
Build date:11/13/2010 4:46 PM
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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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'

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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