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.NET Framework and Firefox Addon .NET framework Asst. 1.0

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#1 buddy215


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

I just finished a 69mb download for .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update For .NET
Versions 2.0 thru 3.5.
This update also added an addon in Firefox named Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0.

Does anyone have any comments on whether to allow this addon or not? It can be disabled.

There are 2 options in the addon.
The first option is to prompt or not to prompt before running Click Once Applications. I chose PROMPT.

The second option was to Report All Versions of .net or only the latest version. The default is to report only
the latest and I left it like that.

What the heck are Click Once Applications?

Just a note to anyone reading this and haven't installed this month's Windows Updates. This update is not
an "unattended" update for everyone. My ZA firewall asked me for permission for two different elements to access the net half way thru the install process. I also noticed even after Windows said to reboot to complete, there was still a lot
of processor activity for 2 or 3 minutes.

I found the info I was looking for in Wikipedia. Anyone else interested, here is the link.

Edited by buddy215, 14 May 2009 - 08:20 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

I chose not to allow it (I don't use Firefox, IE is fine with me)...I'm not crazy about unnecessary browser addons or "assistants" of any type.

I believe that these are unnecessary for anyone who knows how do the basic things on any PC, I think they are created for users who are less than knowledgeable.


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