"vs_filehandler_x86" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "vs_filehandler_x86" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"vs_filehandler_x86" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "vs_filehandler_x86" 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_x86" installed program:

Name: vs_filehandler_x86
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 2012 KB
Version: 15.0.26228
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {DC296244-0701-4EDE-9696-05B9C1D017B3}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualStudio.FileHandler.Msi,version=15.0.26228.0,chip=x86\
Install Date: 20170728
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\12cc4fa.msi
Package Name: Microsoft.VisualStudio.FileHandler.Msi.x86.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{DC296244-0701-4EDE-9696-05B9C1D017B3}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "vs_filehandler_x86" as an installed program.

 

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