Vulkan RunTime Libraries, also called VulkanRT is developed by display card manufacturers like NVIDIA, Intel or AMD the last time you upgraded your video driver. The problem is, many users think that Vulkan RunTime Libraries is a malware or virus and they try to remove it, and after removed, they started facing issues with their display drivers.
Note that Vulkan RunTime Libraries is not a virus or Malware. It is a 3D graphics package, or you can say software. It has full control of GPU and reduced CPU usage. You may compare it with Direct3D. Some mentioned that it might be required eventually in new games or graphical programs. As all the latest games required high-performance graphics cards.
Things to do with Vulkan Run Time Libraries?
Note that you do not have to do anything about Vulkan RunTime Libraries. It is not a malware nor a virus, instead. It is responsible for effective CPU multi-threading capabilities.
You should understand that not all games use Vulkan, but you don’t need to uninstall or remove it. But note that Vulkan Run Time Libraries can’t be manually installed after you remove it from your operating system. You want to install the latest version of the graphics adapter driver in order to install it again.
Driver Easy is a popular driver tool for Windows that will automatically recognize your system and find the right drivers for it. You don’t need to download each driver manually and install them. Driver Easy will do this task for you.
You may upgrade your drivers automatically with either the FREE using Driver Easy. Any unknown file in the PC creates worries and Vulcan Run Time Libraries can be one of them. So before going to remove any file, confirm that it is not from Vulkan Runtime Libraries.
Vulcan is a new graphics standard just like OpenGL and DirectX but it has a better 3D performance in gaming, and it includes video card drivers.
If you’re using a Windows 10 PC, then go to the Settings using Win+I and click on Apps & Features. Search for Vulcan Runtime Libraries from the search box. You will find Vulkan Runtime Libraries there if it is installed.
Vulcan Run Time Libraries, as mentioned previously is a tool utilized in 3D gaming. While not all of the games use it, some of the very popular games such as Dota 2, Star Citizen use Vulkan Runtime Libraries.
In the event you’ve removed the program from your PC and want it again to play the games, you need to reinstall the graphics driver on your computer as we mentioned above.
If you are not sure whether you’ve Vulkan Run Time Libraries installed on your computer then follow the steps given below
- Hold Windows key and press R
- Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
- Now scroll down and Find a program named Vulkan RunTime Libraries.
If you find it, means Vulkan Runtime Libraries is still there and if not then you have to install it. Sometimes Windows Defender or Anti-virus may flag Vulkan as a threat, but it is not. So do not remove it.