"Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 9456 KB
Version: 12.0.21005
System Component: 1
Identifying Number: {F8CFEB22-A2E7-3971-9EDA-4B11EDEFC185}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{F8CFEB22-A2E7-3971-9EDA-4B11EDEFC185}v12.0.21005\packages\vcRuntimeAdditional_x86\
Install Date: 20161213
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\38fea.msi
Package Name: vc_runtimeAdditional_x86.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /X{F8CFEB22-A2E7-3971-9EDA-4B11EDEFC185}
Windows Installer: __msi__

It is recommented to keep "Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005" as an installed program.

 

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