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!

2

Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 February 2018 at 11:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ee3003637c338958
12f79f5a4af43d3a
badda449
ab51e77e719941ae
014ba4cbc7836721
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 103.225.137.42/32 N/A
2 VideoLAN Executable 32bd63624884e3be
122cc5823057b87c
1ef9835a
a8514823293f8ae1
08da7fab4f006917
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.1.1 2,1,1,0 Argentina N/A
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20

Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2014 at 9:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 VideoLAN Executable 2b572cd10175ba66
6d07164aa048864e
d39a0d73
e38d00f7cd34e9a0
ad2a19cb871afaf2
No 4.0.0-dev 4,0,0,0 United States
2 VideoLAN Executable 5d6340043e4ed1c4
e7a41d1be8d814d7
241ad11a
584d80126f1bfad2
f0c6b8134998f8d6
No 3.0.0-git 3,0,0,0 United Kingdom
3 VideoLAN Executable 128d4d9ad0f372d4
8d518f50b073a4c3
ba81a1dd
75d30c1e96f8ce54
8c46665e579045e3
No 3.0.0-git 3,0,0,0 10.0.17.146/32
4 VideoLAN Executable 313b57e359e24842
4b3a49a26ddf6f5a
81b96571
90df68de664ea434
216d48ced3ed9af2
No 2.2.7 2,2,7,0 United Kingdom
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