22 June, 2009

.NET Framework multiple versions installed - need to clean-up?

I was thinking, since the alert from Secunia Personal Software Inspector keeps on coming back, telling that MS .NET FW 1.x is posing a security threat, and that when running windows update, it is not reported as a security threat. That's my first roadblock.

 

I went in, and found that several versions of the .NET framework are installed in my development PC. For Java versions, I know that I am supposed to uninstall the older versions manually, as this is not done by the updater program, but what about MS .NET FM older versions?

 

I browsed through the wide networld, and found some answers.

 

I'm sharing to all who might be encountering the same problems and asking the same questions.

 

Read the articles to gain some nifty insights as provided by the authors.

 

Link 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/08/31/4678599.aspx

Link 2: http://cybernetnews.com/2008/12/18/remove-or-reinstall-net-framework/

Link 3: http://kbalertz.com/938244/Availability-services-Messaging-hotfix-rollup-package.aspx

Link 4: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/17/33OPsecadvise_1.html

 

I am linking directly to the tool provided by MS for cleaning up .NET FM versions, and as always - USE WITH CAUTION.

Uninstall Cleanup Tool for Microsoft .NET Framework versions

 

Or course, there are a lot more articles and discussions on "removing older versions of the .NET framework", and these are yours for the browsing…

 

Ciao!