Every time I look at my installed programs list I see more and more 2005 and 2008 Visual C++ Redistributable entries. I have no idea where they came from or why the list keep expanding. I just downloaded the SP1 update for 2005 and 2008. I expected that to clean things up, but instead it just added more entries for both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Can someone explain what C++ Redistributable is for? I am running Thunderbird and Firefox. If I do need it, can I remove any of the older versions? If I do remove something I need, is Windows 7 smart enough to put it back via an Update?
Thanks for the help.