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9% of PCs block this file from running.

VersionsAdditional versions

3.1.0 0.10%
2.2.0 1.08%
2.1.3 8.13%
2.1.3 0.78%
2.1.0 0.10%
2.1.0 6.66%
2.1.0 0.10%
2.1.0 0.49%
2.1.0 1.76%
2.1.0 0.10%
2.1.0 0.10%
2.0.6 5.39%
2.0.6 5.09%
2.0.6 0.29%
2.0.6 1.08%
2.0.6 1.27%
2.0.6 0.39%
2.0.6 0.10%
2.0.6 1.18%
2.0.6 5.58%
2.0.6 0.98%
2.0.6 0.59%
2.0.6 0.10%
2.0.2 5.78%
2.0.2 7.93%
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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExA, RegQueryValueExA
CreateSolidBrush, DeleteObject, RestoreDC, SaveDC, SetDIBitsToDevice
CloseHandle, CreateSemaphoreA, DeleteCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, FormatMessageA, FreeLibrary, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleA, GetProcAddress, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, InitializeCriticalSection, IsDBCSLeadByteEx, LeaveCriticalSection, LoadLibraryA, LoadLibraryW, LocalFree, MultiByteToWideChar, QueryPerformanceCounter, ReleaseSemaphore, SetLastError, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, Sleep, TerminateProcess, TlsAlloc, TlsFree, TlsGetValue, TlsSetValue, UnhandledExceptionFilter, VirtualProtect, VirtualQuery, WaitForSingleObject, WideCharToMultiByte
libvlc_audio_get_channel, libvlc_audio_get_mute, libvlc_audio_get_track, libvlc_audio_get_track_count, libvlc_audio_get_track_description, libvlc_audio_get_volume, libvlc_audio_set_channel, libvlc_audio_set_mute, libvlc_audio_set_track, libvlc_audio_set_volume, libvlc_audio_toggle_mute, libvlc_errmsg, libvlc_event_attach, libvlc_event_detach, libvlc_get_version, libvlc_media_add_option_flag, libvlc_media_get_meta, libvlc_media_list_add_media, libvlc_media_list_count, libvlc_media_list_index_of_item, libvlc_media_list_lock, libvlc_media_list_new, libvlc_media_list_player_get_state, libvlc_media_list_player_is_playing, libvlc_media_list_player_new, libvlc_media_list_player_next, libvlc_media_list_player_pause, libvlc_media_list_player_play, libvlc_media_list_player_play_item_at_index, libvlc_media_list_player_previous, libvlc_media_list_player_release, libvlc_media_list_player_set_media_list, libvlc_media_list_player_set_media_player, libvlc_media_list_player_set_playback_mode, libvlc_media_list_player_stop, libvlc_media_list_release, libvlc_media_list_remove_index, libvlc_media_list_unlock, libvlc_media_new_location, libvlc_media_player_event_manager, libvlc_media_player_get_fps, libvlc_media_player_get_length, libvlc_media_player_get_media, libvlc_media_player_get_position, libvlc_media_player_get_rate, libvlc_media_player_get_state, libvlc_media_player_get_time, libvlc_media_player_has_vout, libvlc_media_player_new, libvlc_media_player_release, libvlc_media_player_set_hwnd, libvlc_media_player_set_pause, libvlc_media_player_set_position, libvlc_media_player_set_rate, libvlc_media_player_set_time, libvlc_media_release, libvlc_new, libvlc_printerr, libvlc_release, libvlc_toggle_teletext, libvlc_video_get_aspect_ratio, libvlc_video_get_crop_geometry, libvlc_video_get_height, libvlc_video_get_logo_int, libvlc_video_get_marquee_int, libvlc_video_get_marquee_string, libvlc_video_get_spu, libvlc_video_get_spu_count, libvlc_video_get_spu_description, libvlc_video_get_teletext, libvlc_video_get_width, libvlc_video_set_aspect_ratio, libvlc_video_set_callbacks, libvlc_video_set_crop_geometry, libvlc_video_set_deinterlace, libvlc_video_set_format_callbacks, libvlc_video_set_logo_int, libvlc_video_set_logo_string, libvlc_video_set_marquee_int, libvlc_video_set_marquee_string, libvlc_video_set_spu, libvlc_video_set_teletext
BeginDeferWindowPos, BeginPaint, CallNextHookEx, CallWindowProcA, ClientToScreen, CreateWindowExA, DefWindowProcA, DeferWindowPos, DestroyIcon, DestroyWindow, DrawIcon, EndDeferWindowPos, EndPaint, FillRect, GetCapture, GetClassInfoA, GetClientRect, GetCursorPos, GetMessagePos, GetMonitorInfoA, GetParent, GetSystemMetrics, GetWindow, GetWindowLongA, GetWindowRect, GetWindowTextA, GetWindowThreadProcessId, IsDlgButtonChecked, KillTimer, LoadCursorA, LoadImageA, MessageBoxW, MonitorFromWindow, MoveWindow, PostMessageA, PtInRect, RegisterClassA, ScreenToClient, SendMessageA, SetCursor, SetParent, SetTimer, SetWindowLongA, SetWindowPos, SetWindowsHookExA, ShowWindow, UnhookWindowsHookEx, UnregisterClassA
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VLC Web Plugin by VideoLAN

Remove npvlc.dll
Version:   2.0.6
MD5:   cf997d0fa2eb22255b8c0770e14e5dd0
SHA1:   44992ab3f905934f4202f25a9cf0e336fb413d26
SHA256:   3a40cf164fcc2b2a4d288a47dfb2f31155aca6f9981a6a9d8191d3c72ce5e119

What is npvlc.dll?

VLC media player (Activex Plugin) allows for playing VLC flash based media with Internet Explorer by utilizing and ActiveX extension.

About npvlc.dll (from VideoLAN)

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various


npvlc.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of the Google Chrome web browser. It is installed with a couple of know programs including VLC media player 2.0.7 published by VideoLAN Team, VLC media player 2.0.0 from VideoLAN Team and VLC media player 2.0.0 by VideoLAN Team.


File name:npvlc.dll
Product name:VLC Web Plugin
Description:VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\npvlc.dll
File version:2.0.6
Size:311 KB (318,464 bytes)
Build date:8/7/2013 11:10 AM
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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The following programs will install this file
Easy Media Player
  57% remove
The software bundles third party adware and such: "The Download-Free Installation Managert is the technology we use to manage your software installation process. This page was created to let you know what information we collect, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience, along with a more detailed explanation on how we operate. We're able to offer free software because we are advertiser supported. During the install...
Somoto Ltd.
  81% remove
Free Media Player uses the Somoto BetterInstaller download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. It is essentially a custom compiled modified instller of the open source VLC media player but packed with ad-supported offers.
VideoLAN Team
11% remove
VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files. The default distribution of VLC includes a large number...
VideoLAN Team
3% remove
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Mozilla plugins
  • TorchVLC
Google Chrome plugins
Stored per user in the directory 'Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences'
  • Name: 'npvlc.dll'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.00%
Windows 8.1 18.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 8 3.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 2.50%
Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 37.50% of VLC Web Plugin.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 17.74%
ASUS 16.94%
Toshiba 15.32%
Hewlett-Packard 12.10%
Acer 12.10%
Lenovo 6.45%
Intel 5.65%
Gateway 3.23%
Samsung 2.82%
Sony 2.42%
Compaq 0.81%
Medion 0.81%
MSI 0.81%
Alienware 0.40%
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