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Aurora 20.0a2 x86 en-US

What is Aurora a2 x86 en-US?

Aurora is the beta version of Mozilla Firefox.

About  (from Mozilla)

Try out the latest performance, customization and security enhancements almost ready for prime time. Give us feedback to help us put the final tweaks on performance and functionality in a stable environment. Have an impact on the next version of Firefox and the 450 million people who use it every day.


Aurora 20.0a2 x86 en-US is a software program developed by Mozilla. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named firefox.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 45.49 MB (47,699,336 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 70% of users of Aurora a2 x86 en-US come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/aurora
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Aurora
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Aurora\uninstall\helper.exe
Estimated size: 45.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Aurora 20.0a2 x86 en-US

Program executable:firefox.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\aurora\firefox.exe
Additional files:
  • webapp-uninstaller.exe - Mozilla Webapp Runtime App Uninstaller
  • freebl3.dll - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - Aurora
  • breakpadinjector.dll
  • crashreporter.exe
  • gkmedias.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • maintenanceservice.exe
  • maintenanceservice_installer.exe - Mozilla Maintenance Service Installer
  • mozalloc.dll
  • mozglue.dll
  • plugin-container.exe - Plugin Container for Aurora
  • plugin-hang-ui.exe - Plugin Hang UI for Aurora
  • updater.exe - Aurora Software Updater
  • mozjs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • firefox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CEC49C-F023-490A-B1F0-A3F0AFD22BAE}' (runs on registration).
  • maintenanceservice.exe runs as a service named 'Mozilla Maintenance Service' (MozillaMaintenance) "The Mozilla Maintenance Service ensures that you have the latest and most secure version of Mozilla Firefox on your computer. Keeping Firefox up to date is very important for your online security, and Mozilla strongly recommends that you keep this service enabled.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • firefox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe'.
Network connections
  • firefox.exe connects to www.miniclip.com ( port 80).
  • firefox.exe connects to bom03s01-in-f26.1e100.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:400.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029332054%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00194101%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00099220%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,549,676,855
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:16 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:27.89 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0010926989%
Kernel CPU:0.00053477%
User CPU:0.00055793%
CPU cycles/sec:50,251,173
I/O reads/min:172.1 KB
I/O writes/min:184.6 KB

How do I remove Aurora a2 x86 en-US?

Quickly and completely remove Aurora 20.0a2 (x86 en-US) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Aurora a2 x86 en-US from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Aurora 20.0a2 (x86 en-US), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Aurora a2 x86 en-US.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.91%
Windows 8 13.04%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8 4.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.31%
  Mexico 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Poland 3.13%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Thailand 1.56%
  UA 1.56%
  India 1.56%
  Argentina 1.56%
  IQ 1.56%
  Japan 1.56%
  Israel 1.56%
  Germany 1.56%
  Italy 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Dell 15.38%
Toshiba 10.26%
Acer 10.26%
Alienware 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
MSI 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
ASUS 2.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L875 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.56%
Sony VPCEE4J1E 2.56%
PCWARE IPX525R2-D3 2.56%
Micro-Star MS-7380 2.56%

About Mozilla

Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser.
Publisher URL: www.mozilla.org


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