Microsoft Silverlight

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by IGregory, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. IGregory macrumors 6502a

    IGregory

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    Does anyone know if Microsoft Silverlight program a required program on a Mac? I keep getting this reminder to update silverlight. I believe Silverlight came installed on my rMBP when I purchased it in 2012. I don't remember installing it. If the program is not necessary I wish to uninstall it, otherwise I will install the update. Thanks.
     
  2. J232022 macrumors member

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    Microsoft Silverlight is not used very much anymore and I think Microsoft still supports it but they basically gave up on it . You should keep it because you never know when you might need to use it so its good to have . It really does not use much space .
     
  3. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

    SlCKB0Y

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    If you purchased your MBP new it certainly did not come with Silverlight.
     
  4. potvkettle macrumors newbie

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    Ditto

    Opened Macmall's web page tonight and immediately got a message to update Microsoft Silverlight. 2013 Macbook Pro 13 purchased this past January. Absolutely did NOT install Silverlight on this machine.

    Anyone got any guesses? Some sort of new Trojan?
     
  5. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    I have to use streaming Showtime on my computer, its safe..
     

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