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How to uninstall VLC media player from your PC

VLC media player is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by VideoLAN. You can read more on VideoLAN or check for application updates here. Usually the VLC media player program is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC directory, depending on the user's option during install. VLC media player's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{9AF0E459-1DFA-443B-9AF2-8C30F3CC552B}. The program's main executable file is titled vlc.exe and its approximative size is 106.00 KB (108544 bytes).

The following executables are contained in VLC media player. They take 415.48 KB (425454 bytes) on disk.

  • uninstall.exe (204.98 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (104.50 KB)
  • vlc.exe (106.00 KB)

This web page is about VLC media player version 2.0.5 only. Click on the links below for other VLC media player versions:

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A way to erase VLC media player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is an application marketed by the software company VideoLAN. Sometimes, users want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be difficult because doing this manually takes some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK action to uninstall VLC media player is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to clean 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 category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VLC media player or simply click the Search field and type in "VLC media player". The VLC media player program will be found very quickly. When you select VLC media player in the list of programs, some information about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about VLC media player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player

8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VLC media player that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VLC media player with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page is not a recommendation 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 page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VLC media player supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2015-11-10 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-11-10 10:28:39.077