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, Adobe SVG Viewer. 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" (in most cases C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 307,704 bytes (11% of all these files), 307,712 bytes as well as 50 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 supervise programs as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 20% 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 25% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 338,432 bytes (28% of all these files), 303,616 bytes as well as 4 other variants. The program appears as a window on the desktop. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A firefox.exe file has a 28% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 307,712 bytes (16% of all these files), 7,660,656 bytes as well as 4 other variants. This firefox program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The firefox file is not part of the Windows operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Firefox.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as monitor other applications.
- A firefox.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 307,712 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 Adobe SVG Viewer
To remove Tor Browser from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Mozilla Firefox or Adobe SVG Viewer in the list of available programs.
- 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 Registry Cleaner 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.