The H has a report
about a Firefox extension that was installed as part of a Windows Update without
user approval. It is interesting that Microsoft is now writing Firefox extensions, but they may want to look at their policy of automatic installation without any (easy) way to uninstall it. "The 'Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant' add-on uses ClickOnce technology to allow users to install Windows applications by clicking a link in a web page. A number of people have raised concerns over the security of the technology, objected to the fact that the Service Pack installs the extension without asking and complained that once installed, the Uninstall button in the Firefox Add-on panel is greyed-out and the extension cannot easily be uninstalled (although it can be disabled).
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