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: 26 August 2018 at 11:59 am
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Digitally
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Version
Product
Version
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Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5df0809457b42e4a
8262082abc5c481a
3743a481
7c593c4c7d34c4f5
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Mauritius N/A
2 N/A Executable 561bd718dc1e929c
61577550121400bb
617af43d
ac5ddd7e5fcd0e29
23e7ed573dd13d35
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Saudi Arabia N/A
3 VideoLAN Executable 9c58d578e2cc6040
16089c2ed421cc47
e53cff82
883efd269f476644
aa4d36355fdaf1c0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.1.1 2,1,1,0 103.225.137.42/32 N/A
4 VideoLAN Executable a82e312b5a13a91b
99b970e0161ef0f8
c80c7f1e
81eaf89ac6154a68
1b72f88abb2cf0f7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.5 2,0,5,0 105.110.57.212/32 N/A
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