The .NET framework is a computer software development framework built by Microsoft. It provides a controlled programming environment where software can be developed, installed and executed on Windows-based operating systems.
Microsoft .NET Framework tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
Size of the .NET framework: 50.4 MB
How to Download .Net Framework and Install it:
To start the downloading process please note that an Internet connection is required during the installation. .NET Framework 4 is required to run and develop applications to target the .NET Framework 4.
Make sure that your computer has the latest Windows service pack and critical updates. To find security updates, visit Windows Update. If you are installing on XP 64 bit or Windows 2003 you might need to install the Windows Imaging Component.
- Visit the Microsoft .NET Framework website here
- On this page, locate the Download button and then click it to start the download.
- To start the installation immediately, click Run.
- To save the download to your computer so that you can install it later, click Save.
- To cancel the installation, click Cancel.
- The Windows Imaging Component 32 bit can be found here .
- The Windows Imaging Component 64 bit can be found here .
The features of Microsoft .NET Framework tool are:
- Interoperability: This allows for .NET-developed programs to access functionalities in programs developed outside .NET.
- Common Runtime Engine: Also known as the common language runtime, this allows programs developed in .NET to exhibit common behaviors in memory usage, exception handling and security.
- Language Independence: Common language infrastructure specifications (CLI) allow for the exchange of data types between two programs developed in different languages.
- Base Class Library: A library of code for most common functions–used by programmers to avoid repetitive rewriting of code.
- Ease of Deployment: There are tools to ensure the ease of installing programs without interfering with previously installed applications.
- Security: Programs developed in .NET are based on a common security model.