What is VC6Play.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 VC6Play.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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VC6Play.exe file information

The process known as Virtual CD - Player belongs to software Virtual CD by H+H Software GmbH (

Description: VC6Play.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file VC6Play.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 229,376 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 237,568 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The VC6Play.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VC6Play.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VC6Play.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.


User Comments

It is a virtual CD player used by a Spanish Language Course
  Jim Henley  
Driver for "Virtual CD" . In all versions - only until vers3 let MS-Win see the drives as physicalies. Vers.3 works until NT5/W2K - not into xP or Vista.
  Roeselhof   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of VC6Play.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks VC6Play.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving VC6Play issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VC6Play. 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 VC6Play.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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