[LINK] Microsoft exposes Firefox users to drive-by malware downloads

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Mon Oct 19 11:56:39 AEDT 2009

>I looked in my 3.5.3 and the offending plugin wasn't there anyway. I 
>don't know if it comes with Windows updates or what.

The plugin was installed at for silently - for all FF users - in dotnet
Windows update (IIRC).  If you said no to the dotnet update you wouldn't
have got it.  However, because it's installed as a global plugin it
doesn't appear on the plugins list. (Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!)  There a MS
document that describes how to remove it which would also let you check
whether it is installed.



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