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What is the VC_Red File? Should you delete it from your computer? If you want vĩ đại find the answers vĩ đại the above questions, this post is what you need. Now, you can continue vĩ đại read this post from MiniTool vĩ đại get more details about the VC_Red File.

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Today, we are talking about the tệp tin – VC_Red. Let’s see the case that users have met.

I just found a program named VC_RED in of the folders of my computer local C: drive. Can you guys let bầm explain what is that file? Is it by chance a virus? Any help is highly appreciated, as I am sure that the tệp tin wasn’t there a few days ago.

What Is VC_Red

VC_Red files are temporary files. They are generated by the installation program in the root directory of one of the drives by mistake instead of in the temp directory. These temporary programs are automatically downloaded when you tải về certain files through the Internet or install certain programs on your computer.


What is VC_Red? The VC_RED.MSI (Windows installer) and VC_RED.CAB (cabinet) files are part of the redistributable package of Visual C++ 2008 that has been installed on the computer.

The Visual C++ software package is installed on your computer as part of the installation process of another software that has known VC++ dependencies vĩ đại lập cập. The VC_Red tệp tin itself does not pose a known security threat vĩ đại computer security.

Should You Delete VC_Red

Technically, you can delete the VC_Red tệp tin in the uncompressed Visual C++ distribution directory. However, it only takes up little disk space, and it will not introduce any known vulnerabilities in the Windows system, it’s recommended vĩ đại keep the files in your computer instead of manually deleting them.

How vĩ đại Fix the VC_Red Issue

When you lập cập the vc-red.msi tệp tin, you may receive some error messages, such as – vc_red.msi is not a valid installation package, vc_red.msi could not be found. Most MSI errors are caused by missing or damaged files. Now, let’s see how vĩ đại fix the issue.

Fix 1: Perform a Windows Update

You can perform a Windows update vĩ đại fix the VC Red tệp tin. Here is how vĩ đại bởi that:

Step 1: Right-click the Start menu and choose Settings.

Step 2: On the Settings window, select Update & Security.

Step 3: Under the Windows Update section, click the Check for updates button vĩ đại kiểm tra if there are any new updates. Then Windows will tìm kiếm for available updates. Just follow the on-screen instructions vĩ đại finish the process.

click Check for updates

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After installing the latest Windows updates, restart your computer and kiểm tra if the VC_Red error gets fixed.

Fix 2: Perform a System Restore

If you have created a system restore point or system image backup with Windows snap-in tools, you can try using the restore point or image tệp tin vĩ đại restore your computer vĩ đại fix the VC_Red issue. Here are steps for system restore:

Step 1: In the search menu, input control panel and tìm kiếm for it, then open it.

Step 2: Click Recovery to continue.

Step 3: In the pop-up interface, please choose Open System Restore to continue.

choose Open System Restore vĩ đại continue

Step 4: In the Restore system files and settings interface, you can click Next to continue.

Step 5: Choose the time vĩ đại restore your computer vĩ đại the state it was in the selected sự kiện and click Next to continue.

Step 6: You need vĩ đại confirm the restore point and click Finish. After the system restore is finished, try vĩ đại shut down your computer again.

When the system restore process is finished, you can reverse your computer vĩ đại a previous state. Then you can kiểm tra if the error has gone.

Final Words

Here is all the information on the VC_Red tệp tin. I hope that this post can be helpful vĩ đại you.

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Having been an editor at MiniTool since graduating college as an English major, Daisy specializes in writing about data backups, disk cloning, and tệp tin syncing as well as general computer knowledge and issues. In her miễn phí time, Daisy enjoys running and going with friends vĩ đại the amusement park.