What is vcredist_x64.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the vcredist_x64.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Vcredist_x64.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Visual C (version 2008 Redistributable Setup) belongs to software Microsoft Visual C (version 2012 Redistributable, 2008 Redistributable) by Microsoft (

Description: Vcredist_x64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vcredist_x64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 453,984 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 7,157,496 bytes. 
There is no file information. The vcredist_x64.exe file is digitally signed. The vcredist_x64.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify vcredist_x64.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vcredist_x64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vcredist_x64.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Indirectly needed for installation of Trainz: A New Era.

Summary: Average user rating of vcredist_x64.exe: based on 4 votes with 1 user comment. 3 users think vcredist_x64.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks vcredist_x64.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving vcredist_x64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vcredist_x64. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the vcredist_x64.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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