Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper

Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper

Enable ClickOnce support in Chrome™ and Firefox™ for Microsoft® Windows™.

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  • Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper
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What is Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper?
The 'Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper' is a Chrome and Firefox extension that implements Native Host messaging. It specifically enables the installation and operation of Windows-based smart client applications via ClickOnce, a Microsoft technology that is part of the .NET Framework. This component, once only present in Internet Explorer, is effectively extended to Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Opera through this extension. Its purpose is to facilitate the deployment of Windows applications in a safe and secure way.
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.27 (56)
Version: 1.5.2 (Last updated: 2020-06-28)
Creation date: 2020-06-27
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • nativeMessaging
  • *://*/*
  • declarativeContent
Size: 150.53K
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This extension implements Native Host messaging to allow installation of ClickOnce (MIME application/x-ms-application) applications through Microsoft® .NET.


ClickOnce is a Microsoft® technology that enables the user to install and run Windows-based smart client applications by clicking a link in a web page. The core principle of ClickOnce is to ease the deployment of Windows applications. ClickOnce is a component of Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 and later, and is present in installations of Internet Explorer™. This extension adds that component to Chrome™, Chromium™, Firefox™ and Opera™.


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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Fixes ClickOnce file association and enables app installation.
  • Works well with Microsoft 365 Exchange online, and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
  • Does not require admin privileges/elevation for the Chrome native messaging helper installation.
  • Fails to download when no Chrome window is open.
  • Some compatibility issues with the latest Chrome updates leading to errors like ERR_UNSAFE_REDIRECT.
  • False positives detected, interfering with unrelated pages like the Azure portal, and issues with viewing PDFs in Chrome.
Most mentioned
  • Helpful for installing ClickOnce applications in Chrome.
  • Compatibility issues with new versions of Chrome.
  • Lack of support page or means to report issues and get assistance.
Recent reviews
Had an issue with ClickOnce File association and this extension fixed my problem and was able to install the app. Thanks
by Kenneth C Kenneth C, 2023-12-31

This is Useful Addon. But, It succeeds when the Chrome window is open, but the download fails when none are open. Because ".application" file will be downloaded to the "default download folder"(ex. C:\Users\username\downloads\).
by Ma Mi Ma Mi, 2021-07-28

Works for using Microsoft 365 Exchange online.
by Sandro Magi Sandro Magi, 2021-04-30
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Risk impact

Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Windows Remix ClickOnce Helper has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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