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What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,562
United States Rank #17,600
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.48 days
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Average installed length: 642.89 days


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What is VLC Player?

VLC classic is a modified distribution of the free open source VLC Player. The co-bundle distribution packages and installs various potentially unwanted components such as toolbars, web browser extensions and various other potentially unwanted applications. During installation and setup the software will offer uses by default the ability to install web browser toolbars or other potentially unwanted software applications designed to modify a user's search settings.


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 main program executable is vlc.exe. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 57.88 MB (60,692,086 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vlcplayerdownload.com
Help link: www.vlcplayerdownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VlcPlus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VlcPlus\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 57.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VLC Player

Program executable:vlc.exe
Name:VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\VlcPlus\vlc\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...
  • Uninstall.exe - VLC Player (VLC Plus setup)

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.
Scheduled Task
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC2904EC-C4B2-41BF-944F-7F474E26D4F7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove VLC Player?

You can uninstall VLC Player 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VLC Player, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.71%
Windows Vista 15.88%
Windows XP 6.47%
Windows 10 2.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.48%
  France 18.75%
  Germany 4.02%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  India 2.68%
  Brazil 2.23%
  Iran 1.34%
  Italy 1.34%
  MA 0.89%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Saudi Arabia 0.89%
  Switzerland 0.45%
  Kuwait 0.45%
  Greece 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.62%
Dell 27.35%
Acer 13.68%
Toshiba 7.69%
ASUS 4.27%
Samsung 4.27%
Sony 2.56%
NEC 1.71%
Gateway 1.71%
Packard Bell 0.85%
MSI 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.79%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.79%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.79%


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