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: 08 November 2018 at 2:41 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 31feb9414ac59dac
23db063af6f491e7
25e22442
61cc1c94a40ef1e8
708747cd545d58a0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
2 VideoLAN Executable 58f52f32be785d47
2d086c6655b6ac92
5b820f50
59b7a03f49039b4f
4f5873268171efeb
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2.2.2 2,2,2,0 Senegal N/A
3 N/A Executable 3c09b735e45c9323
52ab936c6960f809
af181ea2
c63ce7b5342dda8d
58c9c58da09856ac
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 186.167.244.65/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 78a6b1a4d95c7272
9276086a9fc48353
1eb4d75e
e3a1744abfb714f2
d78c85ed85e470b3
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 April 2015 at 12:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 VideoLAN Executable 10a440357e010c9b
6105fa4cbb37b731
1ad574ea
81896b186e0e66f7
62e1cb1c2e5b25fc
Yes 2.2.1 2,2,1,0 10.108.22.191/32
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