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What is vlc.exe?

Vlc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if vlc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Vlc.exe file information

The process known as VLC media player (version 2.0.5, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1.1) belongs to software VideoLAN VLC media player or VLC media player by VideoLAN Team (www.videolan.org) or the VideoLAN Team (www.videolan.org) or VideoLAN.

Description: Vlc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. vlc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 93,184 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 108,544 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/vlc.exe.html 
Vlc.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Vlc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can use the software provider's support site or uninstall VLC media player or VideoLAN VLC media player from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If vlc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 233,984 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes, 232,960 bytes, 253,440 bytes or 244,736 bytes. There is no description of the program. The vlc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Vlc.exe is able to record inputs.

If vlc.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 106,648 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 6,672,384 bytes. There is no file information. The vlc.exe file is not a Windows system file.
You can uninstall HijackThis from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vlc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Mal/EncPk-RP (detected by Sophos), and Trojan.Generic.4856565 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the vlc.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

VLC Media Player
  J   (further information)
vlc ist ein Open-Source Media Player
  Thorsten Speil  
vlc.exe is a process associated with VLC Media Player from VideoLAN Project.
when i open vlc,it shows a dialogue box ,showing "the system dll user32 was reallocated in memory"dis message showing whin i open the vlc.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of vlc.exe: based on 10 votes with 5 user comments.
5 users think vlc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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