You might have come across Vulkan Runtime Libraries on your computer and you have no idea what it means. Don’t worry, it’s a very common issue and you are not the only windows user experiencing it, but the good news is that we solutions for this. When you follow the guide we are going to provide in this article, you sure will be good.
What is Vulkan Runtime Libraries
Vulkan RunTime Libraries also known as VulkanRT was actually intentionally installed by your display card manufacturer such as NVIDIA, Intel or AMD, it was installed the moment you update your video driver. It is neither a virus nor a malware. It’s a 3D graphics and computes API, made to enhance the 3D graphics. Although many gamers now abuse it in so many ways. It is a new graphics standard, made to improve the CPU/GPU usage of your computer by distributing the work among CPU cores. Like was stated initially, Vulkan RunTime Libraries is automatically installed on windows, more especially when you are using any software that needs it to run properly. If you are a gamer or you are using any program that requires graphics, we advise that you leave Vulkan Run Time Libraries installed on your system. If you are not into gaming nor have any software that needs Vulkan to function properly, then we will advice you to remove it if you want, but be rest assured that once you uninstall it, it is always hard to install it back because it usually comes with the graphic drivers.
Is it Safe?
Vulkan Runtime Libraries do not have any adverse effect on your PC, it’s neither a virus nor a malware, and it does not in any way harm your computer, it rather does more good than harm. It is installed on your PC by default, the only thing about it is that it does not need your permission to be installed. However, not all games use it to run, so if your game does not need it, then you are free to uninstall it. But when you have a game that needs it, remember that you can’t manually install it, except when you do an update of your drivers. Nevertheless, we will show you how to remove it, if you which to remove it.
How to Remove/Delete Vulkan Runtime Libraries
When you have finally concluded to remove or delete Vulkan Runtime Libraries, here is the procedure you will have to follow to get it removed peacefully.
Step 1. Scroll to the Control panel and choose the Uninstall a Program option
Step 2. Trace the particular item you intend to uninstall and then click on uninstall to remove it
Once again, have it in mind that Vulkan Runtime Libraries is harmless. It rather helps in the 3D gaming experience. Removing it might not be the best option, especially when you are a gamer.
Ways to Prevent virus and malware from Infecting Your System:
Make sure your Windows are updated: It is highly recommended that you keep your windows updated to avoid giving room for any virus to enter. In fact, it is best to activate automatic windows update for your system. It might interest you to know that outdated or old versions of the Windows operating system are an easy target for virus and malware, so stay safe.
Have an Anti-Virus: Always endeavor that you install and activate a good anti-virus in your system.
Keep your popup blocker enabled: Ads and pop-ups are avenues are easy ways cybercriminals use to spread malicious programs on vulnerable websites. In order not to consciously or unconsciously click on an ad, pop-ups, the software offers or uncertain sites, it’s better you Install a powerful ad- blocker.
Ensure a regular backup: Backing up your data periodically helps to ensure the safety of your data, even when attacked by a virus. You can back up on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
Scan your system: Always run a period scan on your system with the antivirus you installed. This will also help to notify you of any impending danger.
Secure Your Network: Make sure you use a very strong password to password to secure your system. Never use an open Wi-Fi connection, use either a WPA or WPA2 encryption. Make sure you don’t make your SSID (the name of your Wi-Fi network) public. You can get a guest SSID for your visitors.
Use Multiple and strong Passwords: Never use the same password for everything. Most times we use the same email address or username, but make sure you use different passwords for different accounts and endeavor to make it strong by making use of lower case, upper case, numbers, and symbols, so it will be difficult to guess.
Safeguard your Personal Information: Lockdown all of your privacy settings and do not use your real name on discussion boards.