What does the firefox.exe file do?
The firefox.exe process is also known as Tor Browser or, as the case may be, Aurora and is a part of Mozilla Firefox or, as the case may be, Tor Browser. This software is produced by Mozilla (www.mozilla.org) or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of firefox.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Tor Browser has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Tor Browser has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module firefox.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about firefox.exe Tor Browser
firefox.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file firefox.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 275,568 bytes (12% of all these files), 924,632 bytes as well as 46 other variants.
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The firefox file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The application is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Firefox.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A firefox.exe file has a 34% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 320,512 bytes (36% of all these files), 338,432 bytes as well as 5 other variants. This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This firefox program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet.
- A firefox.exe file has a 16% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 994,264 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 912,344 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The firefox file is not part of the Windows operating system. This firefox program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN.
- A firefox.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 436,597 bytes.
- A firefox.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 912,344 bytes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves firefox.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about firefox?
|This is a Browser! It isnt Dangerous. Sorry 4 my Bad Englisch :P |
|Great Browser. Safe alternative to IE. Recommend A+ |
|Best browser available :) (further information...) |
|Mozilla Firefox web browser |
|This is THE browser. |
Summary: 97 users judge firefox.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 16 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 19 users have already deleted firefox.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Mozilla Firefox or Tor Browser
To remove Tor Browser from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Mozilla Firefox or Tor Browser in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if firefox.exe (Tor Browser) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Tor Browser. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Tor Browser or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or firefox.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.