"vs_filehandler_amd64" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "vs_filehandler_amd64" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"vs_filehandler_amd64" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "vs_filehandler_amd64" 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 "vs_filehandler_amd64" installed program:

Name: vs_filehandler_amd64
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 2060 KB
Version: 15.0.26228
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {15D591B0-7B40-4957-B6C0-EB7452B5AAB6}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualStudio.FileHandler.Msi,version=15.0.26228.0,chip=x64\
Install Date: 20170728
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\12cc500.msi
Package Name: Microsoft.VisualStudio.FileHandler.Msi.x64.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{15D591B0-7B40-4957-B6C0-EB7452B5AAB6}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "vs_filehandler_amd64" as an installed program.

 

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