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1% remove it99% keep it
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VLC TV Player


VLC TV Player is a program developed by Kartina Digital GmbH. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 and is usually about 44.3 MB (46,447,392 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 36% of users of VLC TV Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kartina.tv
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kartina.TV\VLC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4937160D-9A3B-429C-A82E-645116A4EB17}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 44.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VLC TV Player

  • npvlc.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC Multimedia Plug-in (Version 1.0.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Team<br><a href="http://www.videolan.org/">http://www.videolan.org/</a>)
  • libvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.1.2)
  • libvlccore.dll (by VideoLAN)
  • axvlc.dll - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • uninstall.exe
  • vlc.exe - VLC media player 2.1.3
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VideoLANMedia' with the ProgID of 'VideoLAN.Autorun' and the action verb 'playmedia.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.0-git-20140124-1123' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.0-git-20140124-1123' for all users of the PC.
  • axvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.5' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.5' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{99EE1E28-192C-4B19-8C94-517DD5BC137E}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{613565C6-1AF3-41A6-9B3C-3BACE15948B3}' (runs on registration).
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6C68CE6-F991-45B7-81F3-7587DA009AA5}' (runs on registration).
  • vlc.exe runs as a service named 'VLC Service' (VLC Service).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Anwendg\VideoLan\VLC\vlc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:47.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2294783875%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.13823103%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.09124735%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:333,989,690
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.33 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VLC TV Player?

Quickly and completely remove VLC TV Player 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 TV 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VLC TV Player, 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 TV Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.17%
Windows 8 20.69%
Windows XP 13.79%
Windows Vista 10.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.11%
  Germany 19.44%
  Israel 16.67%
  Czech Republic 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Austria 2.78%
  DK 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Norway 2.78%
  Turkey 2.78%
  UA 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Dell 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Sony 7.41%
Samsung 7.41%
Acer 7.41%
Medion 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Alienware 3.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.85%
Sony VPCF11C5E 3.85%
Sony VGN-NS20E_P 3.85%
Samsung R425/R525 3.85%


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