Are you seeing VC_RED?
The wonderful thing about doing a clean install on your system every now and then is you can be reasonably sure about what should and should not be there. When I discovered a bunch of files on my recently formatted and clean backup drive I was a little dismayed. I don’t like it when guests show up uninvited and utterly fail to bring the obligatory bottle of liquor that makes such unwarranted visits a little more bearable.
- vcredist.bmp (blank bitmap image)
- VC_RED (windows installer package)
- VC_RED (Cabinet file)
I noticed the same files on the C drive on my laptop. Right away I was pretty sure they were the offspring of an installer program gone awry. I was right. They are temp files from the Visual C++Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2008 RTM. You can safely delete them.