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Should I remove VLC Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,155
United States Rank #8,149
Reach 0.0504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.24 days
213.70 days >
Average installed length: 112.28 days


1.4 3.79%
1.3 6.65%
1.2 2.97%
1.1 33.37%
1.0 53.22%

VLC Updater

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The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 653.03 KB (668,702 bytes). The installed file vlc-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of VLC Updater come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vlc-updater.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vlc updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VLC Updater\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 653.03 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VLC Updater

  • uninstall.exe
  • vlc-updater.exe - Update-Download-Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vlc-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
Startup File (User Run)
  • vlc-updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VLC Updater' and executes as C:\Program Files\VLC Updater\vlc-updater.exe /silent /wait 10.

How do I remove VLC Updater?

Quickly and completely remove VLC Updater from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VLC Updater 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 Updater, 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 Updater.

Win 10 79%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.32%
Windows 7 18.94%
Windows Vista 0.92%
Windows XP 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.97%
Windows 10 Pro 27.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.41%
Windows 7 Professional 6.46%
Windows 8.1 4.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.31% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.31%
  United States 42.09%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Austria 3.03%
  Switzerland 1.60%
  France 0.67%
  Italy 0.67%
  United Kingdom 0.42%
  Spain 0.25%
  Czech Republic 0.17%
  DK 0.08%
  Ireland 0.08%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.08%
  Poland 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.40%
Medion 21.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.42%
ASUS 11.23%
Dell 8.94%
Lenovo 7.28%
Samsung 3.95%
Toshiba 1.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.14%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 2.50%
MEDION MS-7848 2.50%
Acer Aspire E5-774G 2.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.14%
HP HP Notebook 2.14%


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