MS.net framework assistant Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm using Fire Fox 4.0. My original version of MS.net framework assistant 1.2.1 was disabled soon as I downloaded
FF 4.0. This framework assistant 1.2.1 came with software "Photo Explosion Deluxe" that I bought in a store. So once
I lost the version 1.2.1, I figured I need a higher version. Downloading version 1.2.2 was difficult for me. I was steered
into downloading, update my "drivers". Well, that was almost a horror story to happen. It seemed like I was close to
getting Malware, so I hurry up and try to close all open applications. Some wouldn't let me close on the first try.
Then my Homepage in my browser of "FF" and "IE" changed to "Bing"! Once I fixed all that lengthly process. I tried
Installing version 1.2.2 again. This time I really paid attention to all the download options on one page. Some scare
items appear saying something like "You were not asked to download this program.", and the usual comes up
"Download only who you trust." I put trust in a program that Microsoft put out. Now, I successfully downloaded
MS.net framework assistant and it's listed in my add-ons list on version 4.0 of FireFox. I don't have any complaints
about this program. Except, it's not easy to download!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Why is spyware allowed? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

They really need a zero star option and someone should report this to Mozilla to have it completely banned once and for all! Why are they still allowing spyware?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Come on Microsoft, this is pathetic. Yes, I suppose it works somewhat under Firefox 4. _but_ it does not report the .NET version in the user agent string, so web sites do not recognize that it is installed, making it useless.

Hundreds of thousands of developers and users depend on you to make this very simple addition actually work. And you've blown it several times, leaving us to explain to our users our poor decision of building products on your frameworks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Hi Jake, In order to prevent user identification via unique user-agent strings, Mozilla removed the ability for extensions to partially modify user-agent strings starting in FireFox 4.0. This is addressed in 1.3.0 and later versions of the extension using HTTP headers. If you check the box to "Report all versions of .NET" in the options field, then check your HTTP request headers you'll see a line like this: X-ClickOnceSupport: ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E) On the server side, you just separate out the bits in the parenthesis and use logic like before to decide whether to show error page (or redirect to framework installers) or serve up the application. Apologies for any frustration with this issue!

Doesn't uninstall – 0 stars Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't uninstall. Deserves 0 stars.
EDIT: From previous reviews, a work-around to uninstall: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-600

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As of latest update, seems to be working great on FF4. ClickOnce application launched quickly and smoothly...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

works on FF 4 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

works on FF 4... install 1.2.2

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Doesn't work with FF4 !!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This CRAP doesn't install on FF4 • What's going on!!!I'm not able to post this review without at least one star, which this CRAP doesn't deserve.CRAP !!! - - - -

EDIT April 14 2011: I have removed this spyware CRAP from my PC. Thank you "Micah S" for the link pointing to the uninstallation instructions: "http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-600"

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Junk. v1.2.2 still does not work with FF4. C'mon MS...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Version 1.2.2 still does not work with FF4. It seems that the User-agent string still does not contain the .NET identification string.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2.1-signed). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

"Adds ClickOnce support and the ability to report installed .NET versions to the web server."

What does that actually mean? On all the web sites I've visited through the years, I never came across anything that came close to this description or that needed this add-on. Not once.

Or should I say 'NotOnce'?

And this watchamacallit needed to get pushed to all windows users that have .Net installed? Are you freakin' serious?

This is either something that serves a very small and unique user base on an exclusive niche market or it is just a HUGE waste of time, space, bandwidth and resources.

This piece of garbage doesn't deserve any star, AFAIC.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I tried a little experiment and altered the .xpi installer to install on Firefox 4.0. So far it appears to be working and my Clickonce projects launch fine. I take no responsibility for it working or not working but anyone who wants to try, do the following:

1) Download the microsoft_.net_framework_assistant-1.2.1-fx-win.xpi package from this site.
2) Temporarily change the .xpi extension to .zip.
3) Open the package and edit the install.rdf file.
4) Change the version in the "em:version" line from 1.2.1 to 1.2.1.1. This should allow official releases to update the add-on yet make it unique from 1.2.1.
5) Change the "em:maxVersion" line from "3.6.*" to "4.0.*".
6) Save install.rdf back in the .zip file.
7) Rename the .zip back to .xpi.
8) Open the.xpi with Firefox and let it install.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Update so we can enjoy FF4! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Mozilla or Microsoft, we need an update! Pleeeeeaaassse...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Okay it's time to update this MS... I won't update to FF4 until all my addons work! Come on now it's almost been a year!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please, please, please make available for FF 4.

Thank you kindly!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Steer clear and stay away Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unless, you're like me and found this utter bullcrap on your machine and didn't notice until now. Fortunately, there's a way to remove this bloatware, but Microsoft shouldn't have even installed it in the first place.

What's worse is that I think the add-on made my Firefox much slower until after I uninstalled it. I was having all kinds of memory problems with Firefox that I wasn't having with Chrome or any other browser, including Internet Explorer. That's when I decided to remove some extensions that I didn't use anymore and then I noticed this. I "uninstalled" it and thought that was the end of it, but same problems and then I noticed IT DIDN'T UNINSTALL! That's when I Googled for a way and I find my Firefox is much more responsive now.

It's things like this that make me consider fully switching over to Linux instead of dual-booting...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

stinky bad! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Why they sneak this bad stinky awful terrible horrible spyware on computer I not know! It not your friend uninstall at once if you seeing it there!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

HOW TO DELETE Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Microsoft just sent update to fix the problem they caused using this extension.
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963707.
MS caused a problem for Firefox and with this latest update they fixed it.
Nice of them !
Sy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

I can't uninstall Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I didn't want this I have not installed this I tried to uninstall and now the button is greyed out and is still install I tried following instructions on link someone left in the reviews but the is no microsoftdotnet in my about:config.

What do I do uninstall Firefox?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Microsoft installed add-on to my Firefox without my agreement. And I cannot uninstall that. :-(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Fraudulent Security Update Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on is known to cause instability as well as creating a potential security risk. This is a well-rounded example of how extensions such as this, labeling as an "important security update", would eventually yield as fraud. If you are concerned for your browser's security, it is highly imperative not to install this add-on for the sake of your safety.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1).