How to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant from Firefox

Microsoft is still up to their old tricks, installing unwanted software that’s bundled with other things you might need (or possibly even want – who knows). If you use Firefox, you not only don’t want the .NET Framework Assistant, you don’t need it (and it’s not compatible with the latest Firefox anyhow).

Rather than re-invent the wheel here, I’m going to send you over to Wyatt O’Day’s blog to get a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to remove this particular bit of bloat from your PC. If you aren’t comfortable editing the registry, get a geeky friend to do it for you; you can buy her a pizza or something as payment.

I have used this method for Windows Vista (64-bit), Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit versions) and Windows XP; it works. Which is more than can be said for the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant.

By icesnake

Icesnake, known to Law Enforcement the world over as Rich Tietjens, retired from the US Army in 1992 and has spent the intervening years attempting to die with the most gadgets, and thus, win. To this end, he has written software both as a freelance programmer and a paid consultant, tested network products and built driver disks for Intel, operated a Web hosting service for ten years, built more personal computers than any sane man would ever want, collected seven cats, and finally settled down in Oregon as the Information Technology Training Coordinator (fancy talk for "help desk and PC tech") for a small manufacturing firm. Rich started playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1976 and has never given up the RPG habit, progressing through Diablo, Everquest, Asheron's Call, Diablo 2, and World of Warcraft. Most evenings you can find him on Trollbane-US playing his mage, Icesnake - who is an Engineer and is trying to collect all the cool gadgets in Greater Azeroth... And so it goes.

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