"Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" 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 Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 116 KB
Version: 14.0.23829
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {F93E37BD-4053-37CA-A7BB-A5B74508006C}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{F93E37BD-4053-37CA-A7BB-A5B74508006C}v14.0.23829\packages\vsta_finalizer\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e61b.msi
Package Name: vsta_finalizer.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{F93E37BD-4053-37CA-A7BB-A5B74508006C}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 Finalizer" as an installed program.

 

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