Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
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RE[4]: Microsoft .NET Framework assistant disabled
by flav2000 on Sat 17th Oct 2009 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
flav2000
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2006-02-08

I guess that the .NET Framework assistant was added along with the latest .NET 3.5 updates.

I recall myself manually uninstalling all Microsoft add-ons after the last gaffe.

Now they're back at it?

I only noticed that it was installed when I had the restart Firefox dialog pop up with a message that two "unsafe" add-ons related to Microsoft has been disabled.

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