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Should I remove VLC classic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,902
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 256.31 days
1337.95 days >
Average installed length: 702.99 days


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VLC classic

What is VLC classic?

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 setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 57.88 MB (60,692,669 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by VLC classic

  • Uninstall.exe - VLC classic (Install VLC video player with a special skin)
  • liba52_plugin.dll
  • liba52tofloat32_plugin.dll
  • liba52tospdif_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_attachment_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_bd_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_fake_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_ftp_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_http_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_imem_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_mms_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_dummy_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_file_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_http_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_shout_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_udp_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_realrtsp_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_smb_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_tcp_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_udp_plugin.dll
  • libadjust_plugin.dll
  • libadpcm_plugin.dll
  • libaes3_plugin.dll
  • libaiff_plugin.dll
  • libalphamask_plugin.dll
  • libaout_directx_plugin.dll
  • libaout_file_plugin.dll
  • libaout_sdl_plugin.dll
  • libaraw_plugin.dll
  • libasf_plugin.dll
  • libatmo_plugin.dll
  • libau_plugin.dll
  • libaudio_format_plugin.dll
  • libaudiobargraph_a_plugin.dll
  • libaudiobargraph_v_plugin.dll
  • libaudioscrobbler_plugin.dll
  • libavcodec_plugin.dll
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player
  • UAC.dll
  • vlc.exe (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player
  • vlc-cache-gen.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.
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 classic?

You can uninstall VLC classic 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 classic, 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 classic.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 1%
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows Vista 13.73%
Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 10 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.82%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.86%
Windows 7 Professional 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.30% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 21.30%
  Germany 20.37%
  Italy 12.96%
  Brazil 9.26%
  United States 8.33%
  Finland 3.70%
  India 3.70%
  Switzerland 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  DK 1.85%
  Japan 1.85%
  United Arab Emirates 0.93%
  Argentina 0.93%
  Austria 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.17%
Acer 28.17%
Dell 16.90%
ASUS 11.27%
Toshiba 5.63%
Medion 2.82%
Samsung 2.82%
Apple 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.25%
MSI MS-7673 2.25%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.25%
Acer TravelMate 5742Z 2.25%
Standard AHV 2.25%
Packard Bell imedia S1800 2.25%


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