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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 April 2018 at 10:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 VideoLAN Executable df4f7342de176639
d16be20a68cb00b2
d5bcdee6
f1b4e8d2e603bc10
2f58bc171826f6ce
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.2.4 2,2,4,0 Philippines N/A
2 N/A Executable c3c3cd78f4512c7b
42949d3f2b33c7ca
eebc7b5d
fcd5b73b11aee00f
b5b6235c95879149
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No N/A N/A Pakistan N/A
3 VideoLAN Executable 299e4e85541a9ea1
f84f7e4d5413698a
a0c7908c
cf1725f19a7e90a6
293591fce8fabeaa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.5 2,0,5,0 105.107.143.127/32 N/A
4 VideoLAN Executable 906f75af474f96bb
0cd8bcc276fb42c3
c7cc6f3c
17a92ec39ceef631
9017382ceb690120
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.5 2,0,5,0 105.107.190.66/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 December 2012 at 9:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 VideoLAN Executable 092fc7e066231b84
96ad1dc335ca2334
9f41e410
82fd377fc06b72d2
ba4c23ff7b3b57aa
Yes 2.2.5.1 2,2,5,1 United States
2 VideoLAN Executable f0091b47de3de452
c35c0e9f728eeead
bcb9f18c
c2d2c87649e0315b
4356b51498882b37
No 2.0.5 2,0,5,0 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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