What is Vulkan RunTime Libraries, Should You Remove It

Vulkan Runtime Libraries is a collection of some software programs to provide one or more native program functions. Basically it consists of many different programs and functions which are commonly used by various programs. It enables a software program to execute with its complete functionality by providing the add-on program resources that are essential to the primary program. Vulkan Runtime Libraries is not any malware or virus. This means it is not going to damage your system so there is no need to remove or delete it.

What is Vulkan Runtime Libraries

Vulkan Runtime Libraries is used for computer graphics. An API is a group of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for the building application software. It is a new graphic standard and a 3D graphics application programming interface like OpenGL, WebGL, Allegro, Mantle, and Microsoft DirectX, which are used for gaming and better 3D performance.

Let’s say Vulkan is the latest version of OpenGL if DirectX12 is the latest version of gaming. It is intended to offer more balanced CPU/GPU usage and higher performance also. It is also a better distributer of work amongst multiple CPU cores.

How to Uninstall It

If you are sure that you want to delete or remove it from the computer, then follow the steps which are mentioned below:

Step 1 – Type Run in the search box and then select the topmost result

Step 2 – Write “appwiz.cpl” and then tap “OK”

Step 3 – Find Vulkan Runtime Libraries in it. Right-click it and then select uninstall to delete it

If you have uninstalled it and then want to install it back then you have to uninstall the graphic drivers. Here are the steps:

Step 1 – Type “device manager” in the search box and open it.

Step 2 – Find your graphic hardware device. Tick the “Delete the driver software for this device” after doing right-click your graphic driver and select “Uninstall device”.

Step 3 – Restart your PC and Windows going to install all missing drivers automatically.

In some cases it doesn’t, then go to Device Manager again, right-click on video driver in your hardware device and select “Update Driver”.


I hope that now you a bit clear about Vulkan Runtime Libraries and what to do with it. So this application is never like a virus instead it tries to improve our visuals.