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August 12th, 2008

This little extension automatically installed itself into Firefox when I updated Visual Studio 2008 with SP1. The extension, Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant, describes itself as Adds ClickOnce support and the ability to report installed .NET versions to the web server.:

Slimy Firefox Extension

As you can see the Uninstall button is disabled. I could waste several mouse-scrolls of space bitching about the slimy practice of installing bloat, but I'll just get to the point.

How to uninstall

  1. Open Regedit (Start > Run > regedit)
  2. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions

    (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions for 64-bit versions of Windows

  3. You'll see {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}. Right click it and click Delete.
  4. Restart Firefox.
  5. Write an angsty live journal entry about why Micro$oft sucks.


  1. Get back to work.

For more complete instructions on how to completely obliterate this extension from your computer, see the article at annoyances.org.

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