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poppy fogarty
06 Dec 2011

I recently downloaded a Silverlight update onto my iMac OS, and
immediately all my photos in iPhoto replicated themselves, which increased my library from 7000 units to 14,000 units. This has given me quite a headache as the photos are now all over the place.
Not impressed.Will not be updating Silverlight again

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Elna Wilke
14 May 2012

Thanks for the information. I have run across Silverlight when I am doing "Add or Remove Programs". It came installed on my computer, and I never knew what it did, so afraid to uninstall it. I have the programs you said competed with it-Adobe, etc. So, this article was quite useful. Now just keep on explaining other pre-installed programs.

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25 Jul 2012

Bill Gates supporting GMO and vaccines are two good reasons to say NO to microsoft products... IMO

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Jubal Harshaw
13 Feb 2013

My computer freezes when Ebay calls Silverlight on IE9 and I'm not alone. Last time I googled the problem there were about 2 pages of Ebay/Silverlight computer freeze problems. It's not a virus. Scans with 2 different virus softwares are negative. I switched to Chrome and I no longer have a problem.

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13 Mar 2013

Bill Gates supporting GMO and vaccines are two Great reasons to say Yes to microsoft products.

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Fire Fly
14 Mar 2013

Silverlight is yet another spy tracking device (etc..). There is no 'need' for it to us as the 'user' - unless procured 'need' is set up that way by partners in this sedition.. (IE: PayPal, etc..) And, it goes beyond 'Free Enterprise'.. Free for who? Who is really profiting from adding more and more 'choice' (chaos)?? :p lol

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10 Jun 2015

Is it ok to use CCleaner with my windows 8.1 and my solid state drive?

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02 Jul 2015

Is it possible that Silverlight is a tracking program? I am not computer literate. In this day and age of government snooping is it possible though?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not sure why you'd wonder about that... if Microsoft wanted to track your online activities, they could just build that into the Windows operating system.

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14 Jul 2015

Flash! [sic] Prof Bob, this 'ere should put a nail in it:

Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)
Says websites should switch to HTML5-based playback as netizens snub plugins

2 Jul 2015 , Neil McAllister
...Microsoft said it will continue to support Silverlight for out-of-browser applications for the dozen or so of you who are using it
for that purpose, and Silverlight will still be supported in Internet Explorer 11 if you absolutely must use it on the web.

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James Wilburn
06 May 2016

Microsoft Silverlight was pre-installed on my Computer,I didn't know it existed,it never deleted when I went to Win 8.1 then to win 10 & 10.1, now Microsoft accused me of A copyright violation & is wanting to take legal action on me. I'm not guilty of any violation & I will be 84 in July, 2016, my wife is 80 & social security is our way of life. I'm not a criminal, only a victim of circumstance, WHAT TO DO!!

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22 Oct 2017

I wouldn't give my credit card information out to tech support scammers, James. Ignore and enjoy.

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11 Apr 2018

I'm not teccy, but looking at the amount of programs this computer has built up over the years (-5+), I would like to lighten the load now. I've got a few items on ebay, but I fancy taking a chancee to remove Silverlight for your reasons above...If this causes a problem to me using ebay, I trust I can always install it again, but hey, I'm taking the chance :~) Thank you for your article.


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