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What to do about Microsoft Office 2003, Windows Presentation Foundation & Google Update.

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I am not sure what to do about the following 3 third-party plugins. It appears that the Windows Presentation Foundation plugin "has a major security vulnerability that can be exploited by malicious websites as described in the Firefox Article "How to enable and disable Windows Presentation Foundation." It seems that the easiest way to deal with this plugin is to disable it via the add-ons manager. My question do the other two plugins pose security risks - should I disable them. I have tried to find additional information on all three plugins and cannot seem to ascertain whether they need to be updated or if, in fact, there are updates for these plugins. I am not sure if they are even compatible with Firefox, perhaps they been added to the Mozilla Add-ons block list. At any rate, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

The three plugins in question are:

Microsoft Office 2003 Unkown  ? Research Office plugin for Netscape Navigator plugin

Windows Presentation Foundation Unknown  ? Research (WPF) plugin for Mozilla Browsers plugin

Google Update Unknown  ? Research Google Update

Thank you in advance.


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hello, i have those plugins on my computer too but have always kept them disabled because i'm not exactly sure what functionality they offer - i have never encountered any site that would depend on them or would cause problems without them, so you can likely just disable them without any harm...