How to Remove “vlc.exe”

What is vlc.exe?

vlc.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as VLC Media Player. It belongs to VLC Media Player application developed by VideoLAN Team. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after vlc.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with vlc.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with vlc.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • vlc.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible vlc.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove vlc.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the vlc.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 02 February 2011 at 5:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 VideoLAN Executable c6faa886bbe94e91
16ac4d0f9e5d86c1
2d580b94
3cc8b3ad97288ff0
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No 2.2.7 2,2,7,0 104.236.253.252/32
2 VideoLAN Executable 184575924f6a6603
6c234ccc59a64b25
359bede9
b9fa6bff7ab7f1e3
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No 3.0.0-git 3,0,0,0 104.236.253.252/32
3 VideoLAN Executable a843a9ca60416dfc
d927316867ba5579
0aa9ef8c
6777cb372c66ded5
4d115f8eb624a107
No 2.2.7 2,2,7,0 104.236.253.252/32
4 VideoLAN Executable 0eaaa04962f16ca4
5ffaa1cfd5fc81cc
72219c39
3384273533164c57
1b339043158212b9
No 2.2.7 2,2,7,0 104.236.253.252/32
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