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I have 9 Microsoft visual C++ distros, what should I keep?

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    I have 9 variations of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installs visible in Win8s' "Uninstall a Program". The names, file sizes, and versions are as follows:


    1. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable , 4.84 MB , 8.0.61001
    2. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable , 4.39 MB , 8.0.56336
    3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.21022 , 8.42 MB , 9.0.21022
    4. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 , 12.3 MB , 9.0.30729
    5. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 , 13.2 MB , 9.0.30729.6161
    6. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 , 10.2 MB , 9.0.30729
    7. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 , 10.1 MB , 9.0.30729.6161
    8. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x64 10.0.30319 , 16.5 MB , 10.0.30319
    9. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86 10.0.40219 , 16.5 MB , 10.0.40219
    Also I have: Visual Studio 2010 x64 Redistributables , 12.4 MB , 13.0.0.1 , the interesting thing here is the Publisher says AVG Technologies, Installed on 12/30/2012.. but I actually installed AVG on 1/11/2013, not 12/30/2012: on that date I had only had the computer for 5 days, and had done nothing AVG related that I can think of.


    I want to remove as much bloat as I can, without disrupting security.. So would I be safe to uninstall all versions of Visual C++? Or is there one I should keep?


    Thanks guys!
     
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