When you install VLC Player on your computer, it’s Plugins’ for browsers will also be installed by default (unless you uncheck them during the setup). Have you ever watched videos within Chrome and Firefox browsers by using VLC Web Plugin? If the answer is no, go ahead and delete the plugin in both the browsers, they’re of no use, too many plugins may slow down the browser. Here is how to remove VLC Web Plugin from Firefox and Chrome browsers.
Removing VLC Web Plugin from Firefox and Chrome web browsers
1. Visit about:plugins page in Firefox browser
2. Note down the path of ‘npvlc.dll’ file under ‘VLC Web Plugin’, here it is : “C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll“
3. Navigate to that path and delete npvlc.dll from your computer.
TIP: Next time when you install VLC, uncheck ‘Mozilla Plugins’ under ‘Web Plugins’ in the setup dialog after choosing custom type of install.