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Windows 7: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

What exactly are these programs? I have like 5-6 of them, and was wondering if it is safe to uninstall them.

Like, are there any programs that are dependent upon it?

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15 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

They are normally installed along side an application. They install runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries which are required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 installed.

Theres a good chance that a piece of software on your system requires the C++ libraries to run, it is safe to leave the application on there, you might have issues with a specific program if you remove it.
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