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What is Vulkan Run Time Libraries

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I have a question. Hope this is the right place for it. I just reinstalled my PC because of a virus / malware infection. I recently went into the control panel programs and features and saw that there's a "Vulkan Run Time libraries" made by LunarG, Inc. Didn't notice that before and I didn't install it. Thought it was a virus. Did some research online and looks like it's something for graphics. I haven't heard of it. Anybody know what it does and if I need to keep it? I have a GTX 970 GPU. 

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Worry not! They're both harmless. Vulkan is a graphics API that was initiated by AMD and handed off to the Khronos Group. LunarG is a software company that makes tools to develop applications using the Vulkan graphics API. Chances are these are bundled with a game/application you have installed.

Learn more about Vulkan and its advantages here.

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Yup. Like Tom said, it's an API that was formerly from AMD that was handed over to Khronos group. Nvidia adopted it into their driver packages a while back which is why it's showing up as an installed app on your system. 

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