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VLC Media Player - how safe is it ? [Closed]

  • 16 November 2019
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Hello,

 

So back when i had Win 7 i would normally use VLC media player for movies and even music, but now i recently found an article that the more recent versions haven’t been so safe to use.

Here are a few links with the info.

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-wait-before-banning-vlc-from-your-computer-1836645438

https://www.techradar.com/news/vlc-player-has-critical-security-flaw

 

I recently installed Win 10 and normally back when i had Win 7 my choice for movies etc. was always VLC media player, but now i’m not so sure if i should install it.

 

Anyone have any ideas ?

Or is anyone using the latest version of VLC media player and not having any issues ?


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Userlevel 7
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The last i heard is that VideoLan fixed this security breach, anyway with Kaspersky you should be safe.

Userlevel 1

There was only a problem in a library and not in VLC itself.

Today there are no known security problems with VLC

Userlevel 1

@Berny@Horst 

Guys thx for your answers. Just one more question.

Is winamp (latest version) also safe to use ?

 

I normally always use VLC and winamp. I know VLC can also play mp3 and mp4 but just wanted to know if latest version of winamp (5.8 i think) is also safe to use. I don’t know if the latest version is an actual official version of winamp.

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@Berny@Horst 

Guys thx for your answers. Just one more question.

Is winamp (latest version) also safe to use ?

 

I normally always use VLC and winamp. I know VLC can also play mp3 and mp4 but just wanted to know if latest version of winamp (5.8 i think) is also safe to use. I don’t know if the latest version is an actual official version of winamp.

Sorry, I don’t use WinAmp and have no information about its security.

Userlevel 7
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@Horst  Please see above, if something is wrong with WinAmp then Kaspersky will block it and protect you.