You might have a list of VC_ RED files on your system with some other folders which might have left you clueless. Below is the screenshot of the VC_RED files on the system. The folders in the list that are most similar are safe to delete in most cases. These files are temporary and are erroneously generated by the installer into the root directory of one of your drives instead of your temp. directory. These temporary programs get downloaded to your PC automatically while downloading files from the internet or during the installation of a program to your system. You need to perform a disk cleanup every 15 days in order to clean your PC from such files.
Can You Remove VC_RED?
Yes, it is possible to remove the VC RED files including all other files that are unzipped in the directory of visual C++ distribution. You need to analyze if these VC RED files are really slowing down your system then you can remove them from your system however if these files are not affecting your PC then you can keep these files in your system.
You can use any antimalware application to locate the suspicious applications and then remove them safely.
Is VC_Red Safe Or A Virus?
Firstly let me make you clear that VC_RED is an integral part of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package. These files along with the other ones are totally safe and harmless. However, you can safely delete them. According to some famous web experts if you are going to delete VC_RED files some applications in your system may become unusable.
As told earlier you can delete these files if they are slowing down your system otherwise keep them on your PC. However, we suggest you go with Microsoft support which says that these files are incorrectly generated by the installer into the root directory of one of your drives.
Note that the folder holding VC_RED can have the following given files, which are also safe:-
Should You Delete VC_RED?
We already told you about these files in this article and also about the deletion of these files. If you are not sure about your files and want to delete them. Then we would suggest you get your system a security program installed (we suggest you Malwarebytes). The security software will detect potentially detect the files which are slowing down your system and then delete them.
Most of the time malware also attacks your system in the form of VC_RED files. So, you must install a security program to ensure your device’s security. However, it should also be done automatically by an antivirus application.
Hence, VC_RED can be removed in both cases with powerful anti-malware applications. Install one of the best security programs and run a full system scan to ensure that your system is safe.
How To Remove VC_Red From Windows?
So, If you want to remove vc_red from your PC, Please go through these guidelines carefully. Here we go:-
1. Press Start → Control Panel → Programs & Features.
2. If you are Windows 10/ Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower-left corner of the display. Once the Quick Access Menu pops up, choose Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
3. Uninstall VC_RED and related files. Search for VC_RED or any other recently installed suspicious applications.
4. Uninstall them and press OK to save these changes.
You can also take the help of a third party malicious files remover program. Please choose your third party tool wisely as consequences can be worse in case of data loss.
So this article was all about VC_Red files on your PC. We hope this post will clear all your doubts about these c++ redistributable files. If you have any confusion about these files, then please let us know in the comments section, we will surely help you there. Thanks