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: 30 June 2018 at 4:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 762f2df044ccd7cc
109b748e5bbda969
ea80681e
1a4333478f2f87f1
83c666befe2d843a
TrojWare.MSI
L.Boilod.LOL
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Mexico N/A
2 VideoLAN Executable ee10f6def9999240
4278d2062b794366
15ee3f99
930663a703f9b6e3
e88ef301cd96da49
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 2.1.5 2,1,5,0 Lao People's Democratic Republic N/A
3 VideoLAN Executable 20bd82da4365d830
d8b3c95bdb816e82
4b2cdbbd
f287cd09ec472925
b1ba89425d8c397f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.4 2,0,4,0 156.223.71.117/32 N/A
4 VideoLAN Executable c7482f14f1067030
a1806085ccb15dac
187faebc
57cd3091f73efb80
80372c43ca95c57d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.5 2,0,5,0 105.110.209.79/32 N/A
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