Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0


Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0

by Craig Mayhew on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 under News, General/Techie
Microsoft took a step to far recently when they installed an add-on into Firefox in a recent Windows update "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1". As you can see in the following image I have disabled but not been able to uninstall the add-on.

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 in Firefox Add-on Manager

The reason it can't be removed is that Microsoft installed the add-on for all users but the Firefox GUI can only handle uninstalling add-ons for the current user. Microsoft have released a further update that installs the addon on a per user basis rather than for all users which enables you to uninstall it via the previously inactive uninstall button in the Firefox GUI. The download can be found here.

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