"Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 x64 Hosting Support" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 x64 Hosting Support" 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 x64 Hosting Support" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 x64 Hosting Support" 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 x64 Hosting Support" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 x64 Hosting Support
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 2216 KB
Version: 14.0.23829
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {A8C30947-7C1B-3A31-8FD8-CEC6D3357D34}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{A8C30947-7C1B-3A31-8FD8-CEC6D3357D34}v14.0.23829\packages\vsta_hostingcore_amd64\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e615.msi
Package Name: vsta_hostingcore_amd64.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /X{A8C30947-7C1B-3A31-8FD8-CEC6D3357D34}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015 x64 Hosting Support" as an installed program.

 

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