But given that they only appear on your machine if software that uses them is present1, I would expect that you probably do need them. For example, x64 is for 32 bit or x86 for 64 bit? If you don't find matching dates, you cannot conclude however that the redistributable is no longer needed, as programs that you installed afterwards may require it as well. Only if you had given the version name and filesize on the page, we could have confirmed whether this is the version we are looking for, or we already have it. An example of a non-redistributable file would be a debug version of the run-time library. And here's a link to my OneDrive, on which you can find all installers:. Just keep reading to find the right answers and learn even more about the issue in question. Everytime i uninstall and reboot it, in the next day it shows up again.
Hackers use the same code techniques as non-hackers. Developers also target specific versions. I know it is aggrivating to see many of them there I have 21 of them , but leave them alone, your programs will shut down if you remove them. The downloads include 32-bit and 64-bit versions if supported. You just have to live with having a few gigabytes of disk taken up by random crap like that. Folders which if you open them, promptly move their contents to another directory, and sometimes right back again. Because programmers rely on Microsoft to keep the Visual C++ runtime up to date, Microsoft releases security update for the redistributables, but due to programmer demands, Visual C++ redistributables do not supersede each other and old versions are kept for compatibility.
Can I Uninstall Some of Them? There was a Visual C++ 2. The idea is that programs using the standard C library can gain from security fixes later issued, without having to update the program itself. To allow support of legacy Windows 3. If you uninstall software that requires a redistributable, you may be left with an unnecessary redistributable on your machine. The reality is that they're small, usually no more than a couple megabytes, and different versions may be linked to different programs you've installed. These are collections of pre-written software that allow programmers to avoid writing common sequences of code. .
Download links are in the list they're also included in the above list, in case you want to go to the download page directly. So installing Visual Studio 2013 would allow you to remove all the 2013 redistributables. It is used for email and as a digital newspaper. I cannot tell you how many countless hours i have spent performing re-installs of Win7 just to have to sit through hours upon hours of endless updates 1 at a time. It may be better to keep all versions installed just to be on the safe side of things, and avoid any issues with programs refusing to start after the removal. The maintenance time needed to keep it running efficiently has grown out of hand. Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 Applications created with Visual Studio 2010 Version 10.
I would suspect that you would need them if you were a software developer. Typically, this means that the developer has chosen to have the latest package downloaded from Microsoft at installation time. Thanks for the article Leo. If you do have 10 installations, can you list their names? Now HotMail is much more responsive and the connection issues have vanished. It does seem like there should be a Program of Microsoft Visual C++ Updates that covers any and all Updates for any given Program install or that maybe installed in the future. Hi Pirate001, Visual Studio is a complete suite of tools for building both desktop and team-based enterprise Web applications.
Of course in reality the basic will remain the same between the releases its the new features Feature C that exist in Release B and later and Feature C that exists only in Release C is the real problem developers face. Or should I attempt to reinstall the first one? Their authors hold on updating to the latest runtime until they tested their app's compatibility with the new runtime. In my own limited test of three systems, it caused problems on one system where a couple of programs would no longer run. Or does one version have less of a problem? But what seems to have happened to me is a hijack, by God Microsoft, of my computer to install Windows 10 which I have told them dozens of time I do not want. I can't promise I'll respond to all the messages I receive depending on the volume , but I'll do my best.
For example, if you own a 64-bit version of Windows, you will see 64-bit as well 32-bit redistributables. The specific versions of Visual C++ Redistributable depend on what edition and bit version of Windows you use. It uses a database to store information about the source code, including information, for better IntelliSense and code-completion support. Questions that may come to mind include why there are so many same-year versions installed, and whether you need all of those, or if you can simply keep the most recent version of each year and get rid of all the others. Fortunately, this mystery can be easily solved — we have got your questions covered in this very article. The best protection against foistware is to read every screen carefully when you install a program, even paid ones as some vendors will go for the few cents they get for bundling foistware. However, this can cause some problems when using different components , in the same program.
If you are using the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ to create multiple Apps, then all the Apps created with the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ needs one Redistributable package for all. These Visual C++ redistributable and runtime packages are mostly installed for standard that many applications use. In some cases, they come bundled with the installer of the app you wish to use. My question to you is this: is it worth the time and risk to consider removing them? And so you get neither advantage: instead of static linking and only including functions needed by your program, you effectively static-link to the entire library, except with all the mess of the dynamic link, and instead of having only one instance in memory, they are all in memory, in their entirety. Disk space is cheap — much cheaper than the errors and frustration that were happening when they tried to share. An application had an error that referred to Microsoft Visual C++. Then press Check for updates now.