You update your .NET version using the direct download links given below. Installing the latest version of .NET will automatically replace the older, stable version. However, if you have a preview version installed as well, no changes will be made to it.
Let us briefly discuss the new features in .NET 6.0.10 and .NET Core 3.1.30 before proceeding to see how to install them.
What’s New in .NET 6.0.10 & .NET Core 3.1.30
Microsoft has published a security advisory for the .NET developers so they can take the necessary steps to make their environments more secure.
Microsoft had identified a vulnerability in .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, .NET 6.0, .NET Core 3.1, and NuGet clients, where a malicious actor could cause a user to execute arbitrary code. This is achieved through an elevation of privilege.
To learn more about this vulnerability, read the security page for CVE-2022-41032.
Many other improvements have also been made to the different components of .NET. Click on the given links below to read more about the respective improvement:
If you wish to remove .NET from your computer, you can simply uninstall it like any other regular application. Here are the steps to following:
Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.
Here, search for the .NET component that you want to remove, right-click it, and then click Uninstall from the context menu.
The installation wizard will now launch. Click Uninstall again.
.NET will now be removed from your PC. When done, click Restart to finalize the uninstallation.
Although .NET 6.0.10 is the latest stable release for .NET, Microsoft is also close to releasing the next stable update: .NET 7. In fact, the .NET RC 2 was released alongside this .NET update, which is the final preview update before the stable version is made public. However, can still be a few weeks till you can install the stable version of .NET 7.
In the meantime, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to .NET 6.0.10 not only for the new features but also for the security patches that will make your system safer.
Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).