What is vlc-media-player.exe?

vlc-media-player.exe is digitally signed by Free-mium GmbH.

vlc-media-player.exe is usually located in the 'C:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected vlc-media-player.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on vlc-media-player.exe:

File version3.1.0.200

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

File version3.1.0.200

Digital signatures [?]

vlc-media-player.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameFree-mium GmbH
Certificate issuer namethawte SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number3af8bc0c86618d48c79383622867ab5f

VirusTotal report

5 of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the vlc-media-player.exe file. That's a 9% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
DrWeb Adware.Covus.6
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/DownloadGuide.D potentially unwanted
Ikarus PUA.DownloadGuide
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising PE:Adware.DownloadGuide!1.A1DB [F]
5 of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the vlc-media-player.exe file.

vlc-media-player.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove vlc-media-player.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the vlc-media-player.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that vlc-media-player.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate vlc-media-player.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the vlc-media-player.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate vlc-media-player.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the vlc-media-player.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If vlc-media-player.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If vlc-media-player.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If vlc-media-player.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that vlc-media-player.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to vlc-media-player.exe:

vlc-media-player.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

vlc-media-player.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

vlc-media-player.exe has stopped working.

End Program - vlc-media-player.exe. This program is not responding.

vlc-media-player.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

vlc-media-player.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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