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7% remove it93% keep it
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VideoLAN VLC media player 1.1.7

What is VideoLAN VLC media player?

This is the software driver package for the installed VNC Printer. The driver package is required in order for the VNC Printer to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device. VLC supports highly customizable skins through the skins2 interface, also supporting Winamp 2 and XMMS skins. Because VLC is a packet-based media player, it can play the video content of some damaged, incomplete, or unfinished videos (for example, files still downloading via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks).

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.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is vlc.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 57.76 MB (60,565,726 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 57.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoLAN VLC media player 1.1.7

Program executable:vlc.exe
Name:VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\videolan\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...
Additional files:
  • libvlc.dll - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.0.0-rc1)
  • libvlccore.dll
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe - VLC media player 2.0.1
  • axvlc.dll - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • npvlc.dll - VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Play DVD movie_using_VLC media player' with the ProgID of 'VLC media player_autoplay_handler' and the action verb 'Play DVD movie_verb.
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 '{A204F134-5052-4A33-BF57-A9AE2A845D9C}' (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-Win7_Service' (VLC-Win7_Service).
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:26.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0490204767%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03317980%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01584068%
0.015104% average
70 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 1.1.7, 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 1.1.7 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.61%
Windows Vista 11.41%
Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 10 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.48%
Windows 7 Starter 10.87%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.24%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.20%
  Spain 17.17%
  Mexico 13.64%
  Argentina 9.09%
  Brazil 8.59%
  Colombia 4.55%
  Chile 3.54%
  Turkey 3.54%
  France 2.53%
  Poland 2.53%
  Italy 2.02%
  Ecuador 1.52%
  Canada 1.01%
  Germany 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.42%
Hewlett-Packard 21.70%
Toshiba 12.26%
Dell 10.38%
Lenovo 8.49%
Samsung 7.55%
ASUS 4.72%
American Megatrends 2.83%
Alienware 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.83%
HP Mini 110-1100 1.83%
ASUSTeK K53SJ 1.83%
LENOVO 20079 1.83%

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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