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9% remove it91% keep it
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0.8.6c 100.00%

VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6c

What is VideoLAN VLC media player?

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About  (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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 31.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6c

Program executable:vlc.exe
Name:VLC media player
VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
VLC media player (Activex Plugin) allows for playing VLC flash based media with Internet Explorer by utilizing and ActiveX extension.
Additional files:
  • npvlc.dll - VLC Multimedia Plugin (Version 0.8.6c, copyright 1996-2006 The VideoLAN Team<br><a href="http://www.videolan.org/">http://www.videolan.org/</a>)
  • libvlc.dll - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.0.6)
  • libvlccore.dll - VLC media player 2.1.2
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe - VLC media player 2.0.8
  • axvlc.dll - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • 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'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.4' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.4' for all users of the PC.
  • axvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=1.0.5' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=1.0.5' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6D49913B-3CCE-4B5E-8B7F-23DA0CF34813}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vlc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VLC startup.
  • vlc.exe runs as a service named 'VLC media player' (VLC media player).
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:69.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011997961%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052069%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00067911%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,341,625
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.76 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:571 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VideoLAN VLC media player?

You can uninstall VideoLAN VLC media 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 VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6c, 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 VideoLAN VLC media player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6c you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.63%
Windows XP 24.47%
Windows Vista 14.79%
Windows 10 8.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.53%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.73%
  India 12.53%
  Italy 8.76%
  France 5.39%
  Germany 5.26%
  Saudi Arabia 3.64%
  Israel 2.70%
  MA 2.29%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  Australia 2.16%
  Canada 1.75%
  Indonesia 1.62%
  United Arab Emirates 1.48%
  Thailand 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Dell 22.06%
Acer 19.42%
ASUS 7.19%
Toshiba 6.00%
Intel 4.08%
Sahara 3.12%
Samsung 2.88%
American Megatrends 2.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 2.63%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.63%
MSI MS-7592 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 2.63%

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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