Some Windows users have found a program in their list of installed programs that they don’t recognize. The name of this program is “Vulkan Run Time Libraries x.x.x.x” and the version number appears after it, where x stands for the version number.
One of the issues with these programs is that they install automatically and don’t ask for permission first. People also won’t remember installing a program called Vulkan. It is a programming library that many developers use to create games and apps.
So, given that many users are concerned about security issues (which is understandable) and the purpose of this Vulkan Run Time Libraries, most people are worried. InverseGeek, a tech website, covered more about Vulcan Runtime Libraries. In this post, we give you an overview.
What is the Vulcan Runtime Libraries?
Khronos Group Inc. is a company that is committed to creating open standards that allow application development across multiple platforms. Vulkan Run Time Libraries was released on September 27th, 2017 and the goal is to provide developers with a powerful toolkit for creating new applications and games faster.
Vulcan also exposes the same API on both platforms so that your code can be shared between the two without any changes.
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How do I know if I have Vulcan Runtime Libraries on my computer?
Vulcan Runtime Libraries are a set of libraries that are used for the development of the Vulcan programming language. You can check if you have these libraries by opening the command prompt and typing Vulcan Runtime Libraries: Vulcan/vulc-config.exe -list libs
Why are Vulcan Libraries installed on my computer?
Vulcan Libraries are software that enables users to run applications that require root access. Vulcan libraries are installed on your computer by default. They have been designed to provide you with the best possible experience when using these applications.
The Vulcan libraries are just one of the many tools that help protect your computer from malicious programs and viruses. It is important to note that they do not work by themselves; they rely on a number of other security features such as antivirus software, firewalls, and anti-malware software.
Why is Vulcan Libraries being blocked by Computer Firewall? Is it a Threat?
A computer Firewall is security software that protects your computer from malicious software. However, some of the programs that are blocked by the Computer Firewall are libraries like Vulcan Libraries and any program related to them. This action by Windows firewall or any other anti-virus is a false positive as this program is completely safe.
The flagged notifications of these anti-viruses can sometimes be annoying so if you want to remove it, you can uninstall it and it wouldn’t affect any of your computer programs. But if you have games or other programs that require Vulkan to run, you will feel the difference in quality.