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Launcher keeps causing MS Visual C++ Redistributable permission to pop up

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Since the small patch a day or two ago, every time I start the ESO launcher from Steam it asks me if I want to allow Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to make changes. I said yes the first time and rebooted, but it keeps asking me every time I start it.

What can I do?
Edited by ZOS_Bill on July 5, 2021 5:30PM
  • Fennwitty
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    I'm getting it too since yesterday, and still today. I felt no desire to install it through the ESO launcher.
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  • blktauna
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    oh I wondered what this was....
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  • whitecrow
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    It seems to have stopped doing this.
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  • Fennwitty
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    Still happened for me today.
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  • Sambucca1973
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    Check Windows Update. The same thing happened to me with the Launcher and I let it install. Decided to check WU, because it was weird coming from ZOS. Sure enough, there were two updates for Visual C. Has not happened since.
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  • Fennwitty
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    All I have is a feature update.
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  • MercilessnVexed
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    Oh thank goodness it's not just me! I mean, no this is bad! The situation is not good, but I'm not alone in the boat now!
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  • MercilessnVexed
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    Check Windows Update. The same thing happened to me with the Launcher and I let it install. Decided to check WU, because it was weird coming from ZOS. Sure enough, there were two updates for Visual C. Has not happened since.

    I did that immediately but I have no updates left. I checked all Microsoft updates, made sure all Microsoft products would be updated, nothing left. I still have the C++ bit.
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  • ZOS_Bill
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    As there are multiple threads regarding issues with the Launcher and a UAC prompt, we are going to close this thread. The discussion below has information on why this behavior is happening on some PC's with ESO installed.

    running the launcher triggered a WIndows UAC popup
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