How to Uninstall a Virtual Audio Cable

by Kirk Bennet

If you want to transfer audio streams between your applications and devices, you can use the Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) software. This program creates as many virtual devices, called Virtual Cables, as you'll need for the transfer. The first application or device sends the audio stream to the output side of the cable, and the second application or device receives the stream from the input side; because the transfer is digital, there is no loss of quality. When you no longer need the Virtual Audio Cable software, you can easily uninstall it from your computer in just a few minutes.

Close all applications that might use the Virtual Audio Cable software, and restart your computer.

Right-click the "Volume" icon in the notifications area of the task bar. Select "Playback devices," right-click a device other than the Virtual Audio Cable and select "Set as Default Device" from the context menu.

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Control Panel" from the menu to open the Control Panel.

Click the "Uninstall a program" link in the Programs section to view the list of programs installed on your system.

Select the "Virtual Audio Cable" entry and click the "Uninstall" button at the top of the Control Panel window.

Click "Yes" to confirm the action and uninstall the Virtual Audio Cable software from your computer.


  • If you removed the VAC folder from the Start menu, you need to manually remove the program by launching Windows Explorer and deleting the Virtual Audio Cable folder. The default path to the VAC folder is "C:\Program Files\Virtual Audio Cable."

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Kirk Bennet started writing for websites and online publications in 2005. He covers topics in nutrition, health, gardening, home improvement and information technology.

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