When I installed a certain firewall that I trialed today, it loaded Visual C++ runtime files. Obviously the FW is at least partly written in Visual C++. Over the years I have installed MANY security apps and not one of them has ever before required Visual C++ runtime files. Therefore, I have some QUESTIONS... 1- Is Visual C++ *secure*? 2- Does Visual C++ have any significant adverse impact on execution speed, drag on cpu, etc. 3- If Visual C++ is a *good way to go*, why is this certain FW the only security app that uses it (as far as I know).