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What does the .net framework plug-in do in Firefox


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

I use Firefox as my regular browser and only use IE when necessary for some webpage or download [rare]. Recently there was a flap when MS update installed a .net framework add-on and a MS Presentation Foundation plug-in to Firefox browsers. What I haven't been able to figure out via Google, Wikipedia & forum searches is what either is used for and therefore do I need them.
What applications or services would I access thru the browser that require either?
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:38 PM

I uninstall any add on I didn't personally install. If Firefox needs them to do something then it will get them when it needs them.

I have no idea what they would be for specifically.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:24 AM

Thanks. I had already disabled WPF and went ahead and disabled the .net framework add-on. I haven't noticed any problems yet.
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WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water
WinXP tab ed sp 3 on Thinkpad X41 w/ 1.5 GB RAM - lemony flavored
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