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%
2.0.4 13.64%
2.0.4 0.81%
2.0.4 0.11%
2.0.3 6.55%
2.0.2 7.71%
2.0.2 0.31%
2.0.1 7.55%
2.0.0-rc1 0.01%
2.0.0 3.40%



VLC media player by VideoLAN

Remove vlc.exe


There are 34 versions of vlc.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2.1.4. vlc.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. A job within the Windows Task Scheduler is added to execute this process of a specific schedule during installation of the program. The average file size is about 118.25 KB. The programs VLC media player 2.0.3, VLC media player 2.0.0 and Torch have been observed as installing specific variations of vlc.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 62.67 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 70.34 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 4.48 MB per minute for reads and 1.15 KB per minute for writes.

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

ResourcesPrograms installed in

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ACD Systems Ltd
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Apple Inc.
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The ASUS DSL-N12U ADSL wireless modem router integrates ASUS' exclusive graphic-oriented user interface, making the wireless system easy to use. Just open the browser and the Quick Installation Setup ...
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Aternity Information Systems Ltd.
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BillP Studios
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WinPatrol monitors and exposes adware, keyloggers, spyware, worms, cookies, and other malicious software. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates. WinP...
BitTorrent Inc.
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Easy Media Player
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Kartina Digital GmbH
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Library Video Company
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Somoto Ltd.
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Team Audio Pirate
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Torch Media Inc.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of vlc.exe, select a unique version for 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}'

VersionsAll file variations of vlc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
985c307535f81609920b54ebc7c15b50 d5d62cad560c5e5b167a4dd9802092be7a4a4c73 128.02 KB
550005223c0eebfa602c37dcb5497abd c13de3fa7a37a382c5fb291f09f88f21b58e1638 124.02 KB
9acb56cf4ad684e812d94d0ddc912857 7b1caf8024458d5f6c120c3edf1369bf24fbfb36 128.02 KB
73a6bf01391cd65dbe9bbcb7300a9863 2fbadd13acdb5ce7bb60d79545a827c11f938de9 123.5 KB
472dd77376f60d88e2cb089f183b6a07 ec0104247ef863725ac676e5b68b04feb0263d56 126.52 KB
0cdc919856b2ff1ff291daad4b485b31 5ad39cbc27bb995bcb6b68b386a8067ab6a153bf 123.5 KB
920a979de1002cc5ba3f82f18ab72e3d d19f912ca125542ecd271e5b271eec0dbe5fddca 126 KB
8737d6efb24548a254845b5346684610 b9e3555678672c9417adf1266b0fa25c49c9caf9 123 KB
e49182f941cfec1b18ec5b1a62806f6f 02eadaba8e5ba46429aaccb2ba37a450c68a96e4 123 KB
474d033a5269069e453b9f34cc0b28ed 3073cf3aeed6e22a5f2b4c65d5773a95c730530d 125 KB
3888ebbefad74c42d5c7b336292a6251 587904bfd00e1cd693bc7b1aee8129c0961d7d49 36.5 KB
c3967ee40d7d552b871c097af863d51f bfe8a4cdd6f5b2e83182a24f77b49fff2c16819b 123.5 KB
bd8510df6dd613dad4e78fe1df80ae8b f59134bf87ad1217342e4abf2f0b36205146b40d 126.5 KB
5117e2ed095d28c2337613bc3b0fbcba 64f6693b95d3f8fd3dc8ae75a4afdecee2217026 125.02 KB
d14d646dfe602afbb9461899c2f26301 485783c4aef34873cc8af5eaeca463d7d0d23d05 121.5 KB
7a0763779f0de6368c1c09de267c9cbf 786163edc19dac4227fc3c9030e4e7e672e272b4 121.5 KB
82fc307fb7800594975ed2791320db37 048193c37563c3ead11882d215c302ebceb72b18 121.5 KB
0d3a606d3ab04427edd679eaabf32dd0 7d42b62a4651af7113ce4a70f6d26a489644fff9 125.5 KB
ca46defa444cdebb13488b8fa7f8e53e ef05df244e3779fa757beb56a7a933722f6bda08 125.5 KB
8969e80af63758afa2bd7da852372319 c24c5d52e995552fcb725b1f1cd874c52042e5c2 82 KB
60edf8622cad337a3629e9e6561eac73 1409711465ef031b57b1e9486153d4b05415e73e 121.5 KB
34a14f563d94a8b5b45dcdac434a072e 4deff08d8dd1dde1da4cf6edccece6850eb248b0 121.5 KB
f97b3c066e214373b975afe93185a6be c1bcab58151e6f5722380c52fc7022d030b79615 125.5 KB
c2d2c87649e0315b4356b51498882b37 f0091b47de3de452c35c0e9f728eeeadbcb9f18c 106 KB
3f25969a38376935c88af580725e9906 f3abfe533934e4c2b63be3da3d97820ab78a9b46 125.5 KB
ee6f75859f882aaf96b4fa15c83dcc07 06eb0069436a1c13fd6aa54e342fb7da976375fc 106 KB
8f0afde19805335d8853b4f519408649 2dc86e99bfd8c6e4872a3e52d1cd47d4923042f3 125.5 KB
a2c1824aa548a4cacacb9e63193c5722 e2f901eee4fce1042bbbb32d525ed839f3844851 178 KB
0c968e011268429c1d218169233c06f7 ca2b972258cd90345fa01b39b62308e50d961310 106 KB
1ef5b782dc95b24710d88fd5db6a1d14 4110f64cdef91e6f86ad4d85f622259c5e4ee416 106 KB
35a5c76aab06308fcb5d331d21ee9950 1058c5ac1bfbb791b2184a2bce32f0488dbbf08c 122 KB
2a2f6984f2e7f92d42d6d6d142c78f29 8342bdb0396c87a90bacdd2b109f96c23cf19dd5 106 KB
1f684c17887c74d9f77420ed2cde98fb a8b886e5007c48e62c62093d6a608ceb868bcb8a 105.5 KB
bcad4872c35a10ade58e879664ebdfd1 0fe3b600d8ee27e95acbc1e58555cec5544a8ef4 106 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.50%
Windows 8.1 14.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8.1 N 3.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 3.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 3.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 3.50%
Windows 8 3.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.50% of VLC media player.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 34.15%
Toshiba 21.01%
Hewlett-Packard 10.69%
ASUS 10.51%
Acer 10.51%
Intel 5.25%
Lenovo 5.25%
Samsung 2.63%
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