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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    Default WARNING, SERIOUS SECURITY PROBLEM with FIREFOX !

    hi !

    i just found the following at sevenforums:

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    Warning -- Firefox users please read!
    How to disable the Firefox .NET Framework Assistant installed by MS.



    In a recent update of the .NET framework Microsoft silently installs an extension to your Firefox browser if it is found on your system. This extension enables websites you visit with Firefox to silently install software on your computer, thus injecting the most serious flaw of Internet Explorer into Firefox.

    Microsoft installs this extension in such a way that it cannot be removed directly by the user -- it is listed in the Extensions list but Uninstall is disabled.

    This is not a bug -- this is the intended functionality of the Firefox extension, probably to enable Microsoft to install software on your machine when you visit their websites with Firefox instead of IE. This extension introduces a serious security vulnerability to Firefox. It should be removed immediately, using the instructions below.

    Please take this very seriously. This kind of vulnerability is the main reason you started using Firefox instead of IE in the first place.

    More info:
    Warning -- Firefox users please read - Templot talk - Forums - Templot Club

    Removal instructions:
    Annoyances.org - Remove the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant (ClickOnce) Firefox Extension

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    who is the BRAINDEAD IDIOT that decided to do something stupid like that !#%%&!???

    that person should be put up against a wall (blindfolded) early in the morning...

    just another VERY good reason to say goodbye to MS forever, and start using my 3rd installed O/S instead.

    Oh yes !

    i already have Debian installed, i just need to get my modem working...

    and i have several other Linux-versions on DVD´s ready for installation
    Last edited by hackerman1; 9th June 2009 at 05:09.

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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    hi !

    UPDATE:

    it seems to be false alarm:

    read the last post on page 2 (from dmex): Warning -- Firefox users please read! - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums

    SORRY !

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