Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0

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  1. oma53

    oma53 Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I asked this question on another forum and I received one answer, but I am still lost as to what this does and how it applies to me.
    After installing Microsoft’s priority update for the .net framework 3.5, I noticed that when I opened Firefox, it informed me an add-on was installed. When I looked, I saw the following:
    Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0
    I have been unable to get a clear description of what this is or what it does.
    Anyone have any idea exactly what this does?
    Should I leave this alone or disable it?
    Am I just being paranoid?

    This is on a single system and the .net framework is required for a CAD program that I run.
    Thank you for any help on this.
     
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    oma53 Registered Member

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    Thank you JRViejo for answering my question.

    I do not have a lot of knowledge when it comes to issues like this. I have read that the ClickOnce Application’s can be a security risk, but that there are no issues at this time. But I also know that anyone with an opinion can write something on the internet. I even ran across one forum that the general opinion was that removing this could also cause a security risk.
    For now I will leave this alone and try to monitor this for security issues.
    Thank you again for taking the time to answer this for me.
     
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    oma53, you're welcome! Because there are very few sites using the ClickOnce application at the moment, this .NET FF add-on will just sit there. Keep an eye out, as you stated, and you should be alright. Take care.
     
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