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A guide to uninstall VLC media player from your PC

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VLC media player for Windows. It is produced by VideoLAN. You can read more on VideoLAN or check for application updates here. Further information about VLC media player can be seen at . The application is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove VLC media player by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for administrator rights. vlc.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 130.02 KB (133139 bytes) on disk.

VLC media player is comprised of the following executables which take 499.41 KB (511396 bytes) on disk:

  • uninstall.exe (251.37 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (118.02 KB)
  • vlc.exe (130.02 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 3.0.0201409180402 of VLC media player. You can find below info on other releases of VLC media player: to view all...

A way to remove VLC media player with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is an application offered by the software company VideoLAN. Frequently, computer users try to remove this program. This is difficult because performing this by hand requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY solution to remove 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

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 automatically. After you click VLC media player in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VLC media player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VLC media player:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player

8. After removing VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

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 PC, we are not saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove VLC media player in case 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.

2015-02-25 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-02-25 06:15:32.830