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Do I need this AVG program?


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#1 gobob2

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

Do I need this program installed om my computer or did it just download with my AVG anti virus program?

Visual Studio 2008 x64 Redistributables is developed by AVG Technologies

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#2 Allan

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:29 AM

Visual Studio has nothing to do with AVG - it is a Microsoft product.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=15336

Edited by Allan, 14 March 2012 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:31 AM


The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run 64-bit applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 installed.









if you are using 64 bit win7 ,and install 64bit avg then AVG may have install the Visual Studio 2008 x64 Redistributable,because it needed it to run



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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

That is indeed a good possibility.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

Visual Studio, database programs (like Excel) and MS.NET...are all linked together for any system having MS Office installed.

MS Office is not the only program with these sorts of relationships.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:31 AM

There's a vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio which might be linked to your issue. See: http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1026792

In any event though, there doesn't appear to be an AVG version of that Microsoft app available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVG_%28software%29




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