First, is Microsoft Silverlight required for Windows 8.x? If No, how do I stop it from Installing?
I believe I have determined how I got myself into this situation; from CNN's website. I have been experiencing issues with Adobe Flash Player, as I kept getting the "Do Not Enter" symbol; which states that my Flash Player is out of date and it needed to be updated. I ALWAYS disable automatic updates for Adobe Reader and Flash Player, as I do my own updating. CNN has updated their website recently and at some point through their endless End User Notification pop ups, I inadvertently clicked OK to it. Not paying attention is costly! Dang It!
My web browser of choice is FireFox, version 35.0.1 and Silverlight does not show up in the Add-Ons, Extensions or Services tab(s).