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VLC media player Multilingual

What is VLC media player Multilingual?  (from VideoLAN Team)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


VLC media player Multilingual is a program developed by VideoLAN Team. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 7 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 29% of users of VLC media player Multilingual come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{67D58B56-2A41-4254-AE6D-F5140DBB7C46}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VLC media player Multilingual

  • libvlc.dll - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.0.2)
  • libvlccore.dll
  • vlc.exe - VLC media player 2.0.3
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe
  • axvlc.dll - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • npvlc.dll - VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.OPENFolder' and the action verb 'Open.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/vlc,version=2.2.1' with a plugin key of [email protected]/vlc,version=2.2.1' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4D9A27CF-DD18-4002-9F4C-750DB11E5AD2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0055824856%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00388009%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00170240%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,286,717
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:63.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.36 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VLC media player Multilingual?

Quickly and completely remove VLC media player Multilingual from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VLC media player Multilingual from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VLC media player Multilingual, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VLC media player Multilingual.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VLC media player Multilingual you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  France 21.43%
  Belgium 14.29%
  Germany 14.29%
  Switzerland 7.14%
  Spain 7.14%
  India 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Common models
HP ProBook 6460b 20.00%
Dell Latitude E5440 20.00%
Dell Latitude E5430 vPro 20.00%
HP ProBook 6550b 10.00%
HP ProBook 6450b 10.00%

About VideoLAN Team

The VideoLAN project is a project, lead and composed by a team of volunteers, that believes in the power of open source when dealing with multimedia.
Publisher URL: www.videolan.org


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