"Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" 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++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 20490 KB
Version: 14.10.25008
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {2F8A908C-0CCD-3BDD-9212-DC6696525139}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualCpp.RuntimeDebug.14,version=14.10.25008,chip=x86\
Install Date: 20170728
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\1bd03c5.msi
Package Name: vc_RuntimeDebug.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /X{2F8A908C-0CCD-3BDD-9212-DC6696525139}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x86 Debug Runtime - 14.10.25008" as an installed program.

 

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