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Should I remove Mozilla Firefox x86 en-US?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #767
United States Rank #527
Reach 1.0343%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.73 days
228.11 days >
Average installed length: 119.86 days


28.0 100.00%

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Mozilla Firefox 28.0 x86 en-US

What is Mozilla Firefox x86 en-US?

Firefox has established a reputation as one of the most innovative web browsers in the market. Its advanced features include built-in spell checking, tabbed browsing, live bookmarking which allows you to keep an eye on changes to news sites form the bookmarks bar, private browsing, and geolocation that can help customize location-based recommendations.

About  (from Mozilla)

Mozilla Firefox 28 is a fast, secure and easy to use web browser that offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows. It lets you to view Web pages way faster, using less of your computer’s memory.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 75 files and is usually about 62.43 MB (65,460,863 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mozilla.org/en-US
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe"
Estimated size: 62.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mozilla Firefox 28.0 x86 en-US

Program executable:firefox.exe
Signed by:Mozilla Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. Functions can be added through...
Additional files:
  • webapp-uninstaller.exe - Mozilla Webapp Runtime App Uninstaller
  • freebl3.dll - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • maintenanceservice_installer.exe - 'Firefox' (Mozilla Maintenance Service Installer)
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - Firefox
  • breakpadinjector.dll
  • CommandExecuteHandler.exe
  • crashreporter.exe
  • gkmedias.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • maintenanceservice.exe
  • mozalloc.dll
  • mozglue.dll
  • nss3.dll
  • plugin-container.exe - Plugin Container for Firefox
  • plugin-hang-ui.exe - Plugin Hang UI for Firefox
  • sandboxbroker.dll
  • updater.exe - Firefox Software Updater
  • webapprt-stub.exe
  • xul.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • firefox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0BED528D-1026-4562-B40A-C31FC2A4F783}' (runs on registration).
  • plugin-container.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1B8C27B-1C75-4BF6-9CAB-0FD856693224}' (runs on registration).
  • maintenanceservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6E495AA-E263-4C11-BAEA-FEE246AAACCC}' (runs on registration).
  • plugin-hang-ui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6AB524D-0E78-40E8-B1F8-88570EE594D1}' (runs on registration).
  • crashreporter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7DE8F93-7AEF-4BB5-9B21-E4B2962BA0D9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • firefox.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Quarantine Management.
  • maintenanceservice.exe runs as a service named 'MozillaMaintenance' (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.".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • maintenanceservice.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'maintenanceservice' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe".
  • firefox.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RunIt' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" abouC:newaddon?id={64d64833-9296-421b-a362-83cfbd6291b6}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • firefox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Firefox' which loads as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • firefox.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG_uninstallation_survey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe httC://www.avg.com//special-uninstallation-feedback-app.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • firefox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe'.
  • plugin-container.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Add\Browser\Firefox\plugin-container.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:415.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0164294966%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00653282%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00989667%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,201,188
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:631.35 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:640.29 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:13.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0250919070%
Kernel CPU:0.01350604%
User CPU:0.01158587%
CPU cycles/sec:1,254,028
I/O reads/min:87.33 KB
I/O writes/min:97.61 KB

How do I remove Mozilla Firefox x86 en-US?

Quickly and completely remove Mozilla Firefox 28.0 (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 Mozilla Firefox 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 Mozilla Firefox 28.0 (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 Mozilla Firefox x86 en-US.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.25%
Windows 8 26.21%
Windows XP 6.41%
Windows Vista 5.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.07%
Windows 8.1 12.23%
Windows 7 Professional 12.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.50%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Canada 4.11%
  India 2.70%
  Australia 2.15%
  Israel 1.12%
  Indonesia 0.92%
  Finland 0.88%
  Egypt 0.88%
  Malaysia 0.82%
  Philippines 0.77%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Iran 0.67%
  Romania 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.12%
Dell 26.94%
Acer 13.23%
ASUS 8.76%
Toshiba 8.25%
Lenovo 3.59%
Samsung 3.00%
Intel 1.66%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.63%

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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