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A way to uninstall VLC media player from your computer

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VLC media player for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VideoLAN. You can find out more on VideoLAN or check for application updates here. You can read more about about VLC media player at . The application is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC directory. Take into account that this path can vary being determined by the user's decision. 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. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. vlc-cache-gen.exe is the VLC media player's main executable file and it occupies circa 120.52 KB (123411 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside VLC media player. They occupy about 348.61 KB (356979 bytes) on disk.

  • uninstall.exe (228.09 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (120.52 KB)


This page is about VLC media player version 3.0.4 only. For more VLC media player versions please click below:

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Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove VLC media player.

The files below remain on your disk when you remove VLC media player:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_Documentation_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_NEWS_txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_VideoLAN Website_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_vlc_exe

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3g2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3gp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.asf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.au
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.avi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.caf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.divx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.dv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m2ts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mkv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mov
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.oga
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vob
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.voc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.webm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wma
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.6
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.7.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VideoLAN\VLC

Open regedit.exe to delete the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.FriendlyAppName


How to delete VLC media player from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is a program offered by the software company VideoLAN. Frequently, computer users try to uninstall this application. This is troublesome because doing this manually takes some know-how related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY action 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 already installed on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
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4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VLC media player or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VLC media player". If it is installed on your PC the VLC media player app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select VLC media player in the list , the following information about the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VLC media player, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VLC media player:





  • The web site of the application is: https://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player


8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VLC media player which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VLC media player with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.



Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove VLC media player by VideoLAN from your PC, nor are we saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove VLC media player supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-06-28 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-06-28 10:03:06.213