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Windows 7: Firefox 3.5.3 Warnings


18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Firefox 3.5.3 Warnings

Is anyone else getting the warnings from Firefox about add-ons concerning Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant or Windows Presentation Foundation?

It keeps poping up when I use Firefox 3.5.3.

https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/blocklist/

Last listing.

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Just found another thread in Security, but it doesn't explain what is going on.


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18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Funny, I just came across an article on Lifehacker today referring to that very thing.
Firefox Now Auto-Blocks Microsoft .NET Extensions - Firefox - Lifehacker
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18 Oct 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yes, I also got the warning. Firefox automatically disabled a Microsoft plugin, which I think is a good idea for security. I do not want any useless plugins and/or add-ons in my Firefox browser.

More info here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mozilla
Add-ons Blocklist

This page lists blocklisted add-ons that should no longer be used with Mozilla products.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation, all versions, for all applications. Reason: remote code execution vulnerability (see bug 522777).
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20 Oct 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Apparently it's been taken off the blocklist (well...it's still listed on the site but it's not blocked anymore in the browser).

So I re-enabled it. I figured if someone really wants to hack my browser, have at it. I'm up for a challenge.
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