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12% remove it88% keep it
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VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6

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.


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 primary executable is named vlc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 30.55 MB (32,031,378 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: 30.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6

Program executable:vlc.exe
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 0.8.6, copyright 1996-2006 The VideoLAN Team<br><a href="http://www.videolan.org/">http://www.videolan.org/</a>)
  • axvlc.dll - VLC media player
  • uninstall.exe
  • libvlc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.DVDMovie' and the action verb 'play.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=0.8.6' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=0.8.6' for all users of the PC.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

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 0.8.6, 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 0.8.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 34%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.21%
Windows XP 27.63%
Windows 10 9.21%
Windows Vista 3.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.46% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 16.46%
  United States 10.13%
  Italy 8.23%
  Saudi Arabia 6.33%
  Iran 5.70%
  Thailand 5.06%
  France 3.80%
  BD 3.80%
  MA 3.16%
  TN 3.16%
  Kuwait 2.53%
  Indonesia 2.53%
  Germany 2.53%
  Australia 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.30%
Dell 19.42%
Hewlett-Packard 15.53%
ASUS 10.68%
Toshiba 5.83%
American Megatrends 4.85%
Sahara 3.88%
Lenovo 2.91%
Intel 2.91%
NEC 1.94%
Alienware 0.97%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5755 1.96%
ASUSTeK K42F 1.96%
Fujitsu Siemens GA-8SGXLF... 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.96%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.96%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.96%

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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