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How to uninstall VLC media player from your computer

This web page is about VLC media player for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was created by VideoLAN. More information about VideoLAN can be read here. Please open if you want to read more on VLC media player on VideoLAN's web page. Usually the VLC media player application is to be found in the C:\Program Files\VLC Media Player 3 directory, depending on the user's option during install. The complete uninstall command line for VLC media player is C:\Program Files\VLC Media Player 3\uninstall.exe. The application's main executable file has a size of 130.52 KB (133651 bytes) on disk and is titled vlc.exe.

VLC media player is comprised of the following executables which occupy 530.33 KB (543061 bytes) on disk:

  • uninstall.exe (280.80 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (119.02 KB)
  • vlc.exe (130.52 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 3.0.0201605290401 of VLC media player. You can find below info on other releases of VLC media player:

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A way to remove VLC media player from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is an application offered by VideoLAN. Frequently, people want to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be efortful because performing this by hand takes some know-how regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE approach to uninstall VLC media player is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to take care of your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VLC media player or simply activate the Search field and type in "VLC media player". The VLC media player app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select VLC media player in the list of programs, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about VLC media player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VLC media player:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\VLC Media Player 3\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player

8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VLC media player which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VLC media player with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VLC media player by VideoLAN from your computer, nor are we saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VLC media player in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-26 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-26 15:19:46.347