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Old 01-28-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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My AVAST antivirus keeps identifying the above-titled add-on as a bad add-on, and tries to remove it. However, when I check "Uninstall" on my PC, MS .NET is still there, and it's huge - 28 Mb. I can uninstall it, but next day it's back again. Anybody else having this experience?

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It's not there (AVAST must have removed it). The issue is that the program keeps installing on my PC, not just in the browser,so I have to manually uninstall each time. I guess no one else has this problem?

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Apparently a pesky problem. FF support refers to MS. Their instructions How to remove the .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox

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Method 1: Download the Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox

This update installs the .NET Framework Assistant on a per-user basis. As a result, the Uninstall button will be functional in the Firefox Add-ons menu.

Note This update is included in Windows 7 and in the .NET Framework 4.0.

To download the Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Download Update to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox from Official Microsoft Download Center
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It uninstalls easily, but keeps coming back, like a guy who won't get the message. Every time I restart, it asks me if I want to install it. There is no "No" button, so I just delete the pop-up. And, just like the guy who won't leave a gal alone, there it is again.

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It uninstalls easily, but keeps coming back, like a guy who won't get the message. Every time I restart, it asks me if I want to install it. There is no "No" button, so I just delete the pop-up. And, just like the guy who won't leave a gal alone, there it is again.
I see this also, with Vista and Firefox. Come to think of it, XP also. I'll check on that one later today.

I would try disabling the addon. It was definitely installed by M$FT for some reason or other.

From what little I just read, it seems that following all the steps on some sites might knock something else out of wack. Just put up with annoyance until something comes along with a simple remove.
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Apparently a pesky problem. FF support refers to MS. Their instructions How to remove the .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox
Think your link answers the question.

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