5 comments on “Microsoft Dirty Tricks

  1. GREAT info as always, Tom and I am in full agreement with your dislike of the dastardly deeds oozing from the house of Microsoft.

    Fully agree with Allan and were not for a multitude of everyday programs used exclusive to Windows, would do as he suggests and never look back.

    I did notice that although the uninstall was disabled (hissssssss), the option to be prompted before allowing remains active. Thought I’d engage that and see which sites would attempt to invoke the .net framework. So far none, but I rarely drift too far from my trusted in browsing places.

    BTW, there’s a great little Firefox add-on called WOT (Web Of Trust) I have been running for some time, which I now cannot do without.

  2. Hmmm. I installed the update and the install button is still disabled. Maybe I’ll check it after rebooting.

  3. Hi Scott. Don’t know what version of Windows you are using but on XP it worked fine. I did have to restart FireFox twice but then was able to click the uninstall button. On another machine (also XP) I tried the more complicated regedit way to remove it. That worked fine too but it’s a little more risky. That’s described in the KB963707 article linked to in the original post.

    Good luck.

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