Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 11:04 UTC, submitted by Rahul
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft is really making it hard not to distrust them, aren't they? We already talked about Mono and Moonlight this weekend, and now we're notified of something else. Apparently, the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, released earlier this year, installs a Firefox extension which could not be uninstalled easily (registry hacking was needed). To make matters worse, this extension came with a pretty big security hole (at least, that's what everyone says). A newer version of this extension has been pushed out in May, which can be uninstalled the proper way. As it turns out, Firefox apparently has a limitation in that extensions installed at the machine level (instead of the user level) cannot be uninstalled from within the extensions GUI.
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an often requested feature?
by gfx1 on Mon 1st Jun 2009 12:45 UTC
gfx1
Member since:
2006-01-20

Why would anyone request such a feature?
I haven't a clue about what it does and disabled it.

Features I could request are maybe a silverlight plugin and linux drivers for an microsoft webcam.

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Requested by developers
by contextfree on Mon 1st Jun 2009 23:26 in reply to "an often requested feature?"
contextfree Member since:
2009-06-01

.net developers wanted this feature so they could deploy their .net applications more conveniently.

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