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Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox add-on removed September 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • This add-on Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox appears to have been recently removed from addons.mozilla.org. I am developing .NET enterprise software which is deployed via ClickOnce, and a customer reported to me on September 30, 2015 that this add-on is no longer available. We depend on this add-on to allow our customers to be able to use our software in Firefox.

    The page addons.mozzilla.org page now reports that it was removed by an administrator (not by Microsoft?). Does anyone know how to find out more information about this?

    I currently have this add-on install in my instance of Firefox (Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.3.1.1-sign - Last updated Monday, June 1, 2015), and it is still functioning normally.

    Any information about this is appreciated, so far we have no explanation to provide our customers.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 6:31 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I get the same result from the Firefox official website below:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/microsoft-net-framework-assist/

    And many other people encountered the same issue, more information about this situation, it's recommend you ask Firefox support to see what happened.


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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 7:06 AM
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  • The reason I'm asking here is to find out if Microsoft intentionally removed the add-on or not? Are there plans to continue maintaining this add-on? 
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 7:14 PM
  • Does anyone know if Microsoft intends to continue supporting ClickOnce applications for Firefox or not?  
    Monday, October 12, 2015 4:36 PM
  • The reason I'm asking here is to find out if Microsoft intentionally removed the add-on or not? Are there plans to continue maintaining this add-on? 

    You should ask Firefox instead of Microsoft. Since this is the add-ons for Firefox and the announcement is coming from the Firefox. I guess Firefox suppress Microsoft, maybe...
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:20 AM
  • Funny, they said the same thing.  It was removed because of security concerns and all calls for microsoft to fix microsoft's addon have resulted in them telling their users to ask firefox.  Firefox tells us to ask you.. you tell us to ask microsoft.. and the cycle continues.

    Sources you ask?:
    Source of people talking about the problem.
    https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/microsoft-net-framework-assistant-1-3-1-add-on-removed-by-adminstrator/4528
    Source of people talking about the problem as well..
    https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/microsoft-net-framework-addon-weirdness/4430/6

    Link to the blocked addon:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/microsoft-net-framework-assist/

    Link to the developer for the Addon... "Microsoft"
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/microsoft-corporation/

    This is where people are getting a possibly compromised version from.. But I guess microsoft doesn't care about fixing the official version and loves the idea of people getting their software from possibly compromised sources because Microsoft suppresses Mozilla maybe?
    http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php/e78e70922510ca6da9f1835d9324aa19/573fa59f/2d33b/4/1?tsf=0

    Given that Microsoft is the official developer of the Add On, it falls to them to work with Mozilla to fix their add on.  Is Microsoft going to fix the problem?
    Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:06 AM