MS auto installed add-on for Firefox

· by Peter · Read in about 1 min · (143 words) ·

There is a little thunder on the net about add-on for Firefox called Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant 1.0 which was installed automatically via Windows Update. There are voices against as well as the ones which try to defend it. Some people even think that it’s some danger, like malware and stuff. Well, it isn’t. This new add-on will just let Firefox users install software using ClickOnce service, which basically lets you install apps directly from browser and provides you with more security as software is not interfering your operating system. Well this functionality is nice, but I’m still against this practice. Firefox is not MS application and shouldn’t be affected by their updates. If somebody would need ClickOnce he would install it. And very uncool from MS side was that they’ve not informed users about this installation, by at least some message window.