What does the pingsender.exe file do?
The pingsender.exe process is also known as Mozilla Firefox and is a part of Firefox. This software is produced by Mozilla Foundation (www.mozilla.org). An obsolete or defective version of pingsender.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Mozilla Firefox has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Mozilla Firefox 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)
- pingsender.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pingsender.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pingsender.exe Mozilla Firefox
pingsender.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file pingsender.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 63,440 bytes (40% of all these files), 64,464 bytes, 64,976 bytes or, as the case may be, 55,248 bytes.
Pingsender.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The pingsender file is not part of the Windows operating system. pingsender.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A pingsender.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 73,680 bytes. The pingsender file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The pingsender file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. pingsender.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 pingsender.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 pingsender?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Firefox
To remove Mozilla Firefox 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 Firefox in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pingsender.exe (Mozilla Firefox) 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 Mozilla Firefox. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Mozilla Firefox 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 pingsender.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.
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