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Windows 7: Mozilla to Block MS Add-Ons

18 Oct 2009   #1
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Mozilla to Block MS Add-Ons

So, apparently the MS add-on's for Mozilla, the ones that install without your permission, are now being blocked due to their tendency to compromise the system!

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Mozilla late Friday blocked the Microsoft-made software that had put Firefox users at risk from attack. The two-part Microsoft component -- an add-on dubbed ".NET Framework Assistant" and a plug-in named "Windows Presentation Foundation" -- have been blocked by Mozilla as a precautionary measure, said Mike Shaver, the company's head of engineering.
Mozilla blocks Microsoft's sneaky Firefox plug-in


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18 Oct 2009   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Yeah, I noticed that yesterday. When I started Firefox it warned me that some of my add-ons (the two you listed) would be disabled.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Only one time has there been a vulnerability in the extensions...talk about over reaction.
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19 Oct 2009   #4
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

TAKE THAT! i dont even know what they do, so i dont think i'll miss em. ('font', is my only clue)
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