Ways To Uninstall VLC Media Player Completely

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Hello, it’s me again! This time, I would tell you how to uninstall media player types software, I would take VLC Media Player for example. Let me start teaching you how to uninstall VLC Media Player.
My husband and I are movie lovers. We are never willing to miss any our favorite type of movies, especially Marvel super heroes films in 3D IMAX. So of course we are always in the first wave of the audience rushing to the theater to watch the latest movies.
However, lately for some reason, we couldn’t watch “Death Pool” in China. My husband and I are so disappointed, finally we decided to download it from the Internet and watch it at home. To watch “Death Pool” in a HD even blue-ray quality, my husband downloaded a player called VLC Media Player.

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Disadvantages of VLC Media Player & How to uninstall VLC Media Player?

VLC Media Player is a free and open source media player and it plays nearly all video audio file types like MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV and so on. It seems that it is omnipotent. But, I found that there were some errors when it is running, such as “VLC is closed with no reason” , “VLC can’t play MKV, MOV, MP4, DVD” and some other reasons. This was what made me want to uninstall VLC Media Player and there might be some other problems you may encounter.
On one hand there are a few of codes and file extension types that are not supported by this application. So sometimes you need to change the settings of VLC, but if the audio and the video in this program are not synchronized properly, you may have some audio and video errors.
On the other hand, this kind of software occupies a lot of system resources including RAM, CPU and hard disk. And these problems might slowdown your computer operates, and then you would find your computer system freezes constantly.
My husband had to remove it in case of the problems I mentioned above happen.

Now to manually uninstall VLC Media Player from computer

Uninstalling programs is a little more complicated than you imagine. And also, some programs are way more stubborn than you think.
But please don’t worry, next I am going to tell you the way to uninstall VLC Media Player steps by steps manually.
1. Move your mouse to the Start Menu, and right-click Control Panel.

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2. Find Programs in the Control Panel list and double click it.

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3. Find the target program in the list and select it, then right-click and select “Uninstall” like the picture below.

Within seconds, the task would be done. But, let me tell you seriously, this application is not uninstalled from your computer completely. It is necessary to delete the VLC Media Player leftover entries.
4. Find the drive where you installed it and delete the leftover folders related then don’t forget to empty your Recycle Bin. After that, open the Registry Editor and delete all the related folders and files.

And now, congratulations, you have successfully removed it from your PC. This solution maybe a little complicated for you, isn’t it?

Isn’t there any other way to uninstall VLC Media Player a little more easily?

The answer is yes. Nothing is absolutely impossible. And now, I am willing to give you a convenient solution to uninstall VLC Media Player. You could try it, really. It’s Special Uninstaller.

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Special Uninstaller is able to effectively remove any program, leftover files, registry entries. Everybody can uninstall unwanted programs completely with Special Uninstaller within minutes AUTOMATICALLY.


Here is the Special Uninstaller using instruction:
As you can see from the picture below, that is the main panel of Special Uninstaller when you open it.

Step1. Select the target application from the list on the left and click “Run Uninstall“.

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Step2. Special Uninstaller will ask the users whether you want to uninstall VLC Media Player, to make sure you selected the right target program and click “Yes“.

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Please select the box to delete preferences and cache.

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Click “Scan Leftovers” to detect the leftover files and registry entries until the uninstall process completed.

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Step3. Select the files you want to delete in the list on the left, then click “Delete Leftovers” to remove the files related to VLC Media Player you don’t want.

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Finally, click “OK” to finish uninstalling, it is no longer in your computer.
Okay, now mission completed.

Now, let me show you how to do it in a video:

I am glad that if I could help you out again! And if you want to download Special Uninstaller to give it a go, here’s the official website:

Tips Friendly in the End

Please be careful with PUA/PUP!

Sometimes you may encounter PUA/PUP when you are uninstalling programs. So, be aware of PUA/PUP when you uninstall VLC Media Player.
What is PUA/PUP & How to avoid it?
PUA/PUP is Potential Unwanted Applications/Potential Unwanted Programs. It is a kind of software that may be unwanted on the PC and sometimes comes bundled with freeware software in no need of your permission. You can use the software at no additional costs but it will display pop-ups or install a toolbar in the default browser changing the homepage or the search engine. Some of them will also run several processes in the background, slowing down the PC or will display numerous ads.
It is your way of installing programs that often brings potentially unwanted programs into your devices. But, even if you are careful enough you still can not run away from PUA/PUP completely. There are some tricks you must know about PUA/PUP.

  • The first one is to present a EULA (a page with “I ACCEPT” and “I DECLINE”buttons) on the dialog box with a Next Button. In such cases, it is better to decline and exit.
  • The second one is to show the EULA page, with “I ACCEPT” ticked. There is no “I DECLINE” option.Don’t select the “I ACCEPT” button. You will still be able to click “Next” to continue installing your program without the PUP.
  • Finally, Check the wordings carefully too. Sometimes they may use two negatives to trick you to install the third-party offer.

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Merlene Kaminer is an experienced programmer and seasoned tech writer for SpecialUninstaller.com. Merlene Kaminer has been working for many multinational IT companies for nearly 8 years with extensive knowledge on computer management and troubleshooting.

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