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Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 #1119012
07/26/17 12:12 PM
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Within the last week or so, I have been getting a popup notification to install MS Visual. Is this necessary and/or legitimate?

Thank you.


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119013
07/26/17 12:14 PM
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I always make sure to keep the MS Visual up to date, but I've never gotten a popup. Can you tell where the popup is coming from? Do you also get a runtime error message? Have you installed a game recently that may need an updated version?

I can't remember which OS you are using...


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119015
07/26/17 12:47 PM
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Dradvr: I can't tell where it is coming from unless it is on my home page. It's occasional. Next time, I'll try to find the source. I'm using Windows7 and haven't installed any games that have told me it needs updating. I don't think I've gotten a runtime error lately.

If and when I can find the source, I'll let you know.

Thank you.


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119017
07/26/17 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Laurette
Dradvr: I can't tell where it is coming from unless it is on my home page.

If you mean it pops up when you open your web browser, your web browser may be infected, or there may be malware in the web browser's cache. You didn't say which web browser you're using, but you can Google how to delete the cache for that particular web browser.

Does the pop-up ever appear when you don't have the web browser open?

Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119043
07/26/17 05:16 PM
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For sure, if it's popping up in a web browser and no other time, that is suspicious.


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119048
07/26/17 06:03 PM
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I use Firefox. Now, I'm worried! Will try that and also use my antivirus. Thanks.


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119051
07/26/17 07:36 PM
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And run Malwarebytes if you have it. But first do what Jenny said about deleting your browser cache.


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Re: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2012 [Re: Laurette] #1119060
07/26/17 09:22 PM
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Here are instructions for clearing browser cache in Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache

If that's the problem, it's an easy fix.

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