Why Do I Need Visual C++ Redistributable?

What is Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable and do I need it?

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a standard distributable package of shared code that comes as part of your Windows and enables apps to run on your PC.

All in all, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a pretty handy feature that your apps rely on to work for you.

So, you do need it – it’s a fact..

Why do I need C++ redistributable?

The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio and link dynamically to Visual C++ libraries.

Should I keep all Microsoft Visual C++?

Microsoft does release security updates for all versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable packages, so it is best to just leave them alone. The packages themselves do not take a lot of disk space.

Do I need Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable?

There may be different versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files. They would be for 2005, 2008 and 2010. … The Visual C++ program is not installed on your computer so you won’t see any files for it. Only the redistributable files are necessary.