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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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Aurora 19.0a2 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 19.0a2 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. The primary executable is named firefox.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 44.91 MB (47,095,383 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 55% of users of Aurora a2 x86 en-US come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Brazil.

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: 44.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Aurora 19.0a2 x86 en-US

Program executable:firefox.exe
Signed by:Mozilla Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\Aurora\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)
  • 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
  • updater.exe - Aurora Software Updater
  • webapprt-stub.exe
  • xpcom.dll
  • xul.dll
  • mozjs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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.".
Network connections
  • firefox.exe connects to a118-214.160-200.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:212.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0112583878%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00366366%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00759473%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:7.94 MB
Total CPU:0.0290507629%
Kernel CPU:0.00668089%
User CPU:0.02236988%

How do I remove Aurora a2 x86 en-US?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Aurora 19.0a2 (x86 en-US), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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) 54%
Win 10 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.08%
Windows XP 11.54%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 10 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.55%
  Iran 9.09%
  Brazil 6.06%
  Hungary 6.06%
  France 3.03%
  Australia 3.03%
  India 3.03%
  Indonesia 3.03%
  BD 3.03%
  SY 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Gateway 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.26%
Sony VPCEB35FX 5.26%
Positivo Informatica S/A ... 5.26%
LENOVO 0864H3Q 5.26%

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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