Posted by Amanda Hu | Last updated: April 30, 2020
Is VLC safe for Mac or Windows 10? You may have heard that it's safe and also heard it's malicious. Sadly, VLC is not safe at least in old versions. That has been proved by the VLC 3.0.4 update log which has highlighted the security issues to tell you the truth that VLC media player is not safe. Well, never mind, nothing is perfect. Now that you know the truth, you may wonder what security issues annoy and how to solve "VLC is not safe".
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1. Download VLC Media Player from the official site or authorized site at the first step, please. Still worry? You can have a test for the downloaded VLC with anti-virus and anti-malware programs or services to check if the downloaded VLC software is safe enough to install on your device.
2. Upgrading your VLC to the latest version is the best and easiest choice, of course. VLC has claimed that version 3.0.4 has fixed the security issues along with the fix of hardware decoding issue, support for AVI stream and improve the compatibility with numerous formats.
3. Uninstall VLC media player and try VLC media player alternative to prevent VLC not safe issue. Here, we recommend 5KPlayer as the best free VLC alternative that is safe for Mac/Windows 10 as well as accurate for HD 4K media playback. It is completely free and supports almost all files formats like VLC without the need of downloading additional codecs. Also, this VLC alternative supports DLNA streaming, online media download and convert, and add subtitles to videos movies.
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