Re: Files of Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable installer suddenly on
Visual C++ runtimes are sometimes included with software as it's
required for the software to function.
Quicktime Alternative installs Visual C++ 2005 SP1;
Windows Live Essentials installs Visual C++ 2008, IIRC.
Silverlight may also come bundled with a C++ runtime but since I've
never installed it, I can not state that it actually does.
So the question is ... which recently installed software also installed
the C++ runtime ?
"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
Harry Johnston [MVP] wrote:
> PA Bear,
> Actually I've seen this too, or something very similar, although I never
> got around to figuring out why.
> On 2010-02-19 6:08 a.m., PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>> What are you smoking?!
>> kakii wrote:
>>> Most probably the described problem was caused by Microsoft security
>>> updates from February 2010 have it been. No other installations took
>>> place in the related time span.
>>> Windows XP SP3
>>> No version of Visual Studio suite installed.
>>> Some of installed application has applied once VS C++ 2008
>>> Redistributable only on this machine.
>>> Suddenly, I can see in the root of C:\ several files
>>> of Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable installer.
>>> Amongs others:
>>> several eula.xxxx.txt files
>>> several install.res.xxxx.dll
>>> All these files are dated to Nov. 2007.
>>> Where this bad practice from, to place installer files in the root of