What is vc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the vc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Vc.exe file information

The process known as Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate or Acer Video Quality Enhancement belongs to software Acer Video Conference Manager or x-video-converter-ultimate6 by Acer Incoporated.

Description: Vc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,611 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 1,513,984 bytes or 1,675,264 bytes. 
Vc.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Shell Folders). Vc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with vc.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Acer VCM).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name vc.exe, for example Artemis!AFAE7DE4D34D (detected by McAfee), and TROJ_GEN.R047C0EEA15 or TROJ_GEN.R047C0EDG15 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the vc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving vc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the vc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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