Is Microsoft Silverlight safe to install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ah10abd, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. ah10abd macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    I am a new user of the macbook pro, I was just wondering is it safe to install Siverlight?? Google chrome keeps saying "this file may harm your computer", but someone told me to use another browser like Safari to install microsoft...

    So I am quite lost, is it safe to install it or not?
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    It's safe. I had to install it to use Netflix.
  3. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Silverlight is Microsoft's web extension, like Flash or HTML5. It's completely safe. You can learn more about it here.
  4. Robbietaylor macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2009
    Google chrome will give you that warning with most if not all files you download.
  5. appleraj macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Is there an alternate to silverlight?. To watch Netflix.
  6. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2011
    An iPad.

    Serisouly, just install siverlight.
  7. appleraj macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    I just uninstalled it as my mac was getting hot and too much battery usage watching netflix.
  8. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    The streaming media will cause a heavy load on your Mac. I was watching a football game with use of the Silverlight extension and it got up to 82 degrees Celsius. Even with the fans ramped up to the max, I got to around 60 degrees Celsius which is still too warm for my liking.

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