VLC Media Player Ban: VLC Media Player can no longer be used! Download link not opening

VLC Media Player Ban: No government or organization has informed the exact reason why this company has been banned.

VLC Media Player Ban: The ‘VLC Media Player’ service has been banned in India. According to sources, one of the most popular media player software and streaming in the country will no longer work. The central government has banned this organization about 2 months ago. But neither the government nor the organization has informed the exact reason why this organization has been banned.

According to unconfirmed sources, the government came to know that Chinese hacking company Cicada was trying to carry out cyber attacks using ‘VLC media player’. After that, this organization was banned. Just a few months ago, security experts learned that ‘Cicada’ was using VLC as part of a far-reaching cyber attack campaign to spread deadly malware.

However, as the ban is not that strict, neither the government nor the organization has publicly announced it. Some Twitter users reported that they suddenly found VLC unusable. A person named Gagandeep Sapra shared a screenshot on Twitter. There appears to be a message on the ‘VLC Media Player’ website, ‘This website is banned under the Information Technology Act, 2000 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’.

Recently, ‘VLC Media Player’ website and download links have been blocked in India. As a result, no citizen of this country can use this link anymore. This message is for those who have ‘VLC Media Player’ downloaded on their device. All internet service providers in the country including ACTFibernet, Jio, Vodafone-idea have blocked ‘VLC media player’.

Earlier, the Indian government has banned around a hundred Chinese apps such as PUBG, TikTok, Camscanner etc. Another version of PUBG, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), was also recently banned by the Indian government. All these apps have been removed from Google Play and Apple App Store. The government has expressed suspicion that there is a danger of data smuggling from all these apps.

VLC Media Player has a big difference with them. This is not a Chinese sponsored organization in any way. Rather, Paris-based company VideoLAN developed this software.

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