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What is firefox.exe?

Part of Firefox by Mozilla

What is it?

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 extensions, created by third-party developers. Firefox uses a sandbox security model, and limits scripts from accessing data from other web sites based on the same origin policy
Description of firefox.exe from Mozilla
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
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How does firefox.exe run?

Process - firefox.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. firefox.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does firefox.exe start?

Shell open command - firefox.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of gopher with and identifier of C:\Program Files2\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE -requestPending -osint -url "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the firefox.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of firefox.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is firefox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.56773% CPU5677291.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
37.46 MB RAM174.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
707 /min31.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
179 GDI objects119.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe

Are there other versions of Firefox?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Firefox.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

About Mozilla Corporation

Born from Netscape’s 1998 open sourcing of the code base behind its Netscape Communicator internet suite, Mozilla Firefox currently holds approximately 22.48% o More...
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File details

File name: firefox.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Firefox
Description: Firefox
Product version: 3.0.1
Size: 300.5 KB
Original file name: firefox.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Effective date: 10/29/2007
Expiration date: 11/1/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.1481097109%
Privileged CPU: 0.5803805288%
User CPU: 0.56772918211021%
Total CPU time: 3,453 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1,518 ms
Privileged CPU time: 734.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 323 ms
User CPU time: 2718.75 ms
User CPU time /min: 1,195 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 117.01 MB
Peak committed memory: 122.45 MB
Paged memory: 37.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 48.36 MB
Paged system memory: 65.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.87 KB
Working set memory: 40.72 MB
Peak working set memory: 59.28 MB
Min working set memory: 40.72 MB
Private memory: 37.46 MB
Page faults: 16,140
Page faults /min: 7,095
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,087
Read operations /min: 478
Total read transfer: 9.57 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.21 MB
Total write operations: 521
Write operations /min: 229
Total write transfer: 1.56 MB
Write transfer /min: 704.09 KB
Total other operations: 7,016
Other operations /min: 3,084
Total other transfer: 710.96 KB
Other Transfer /min: 312.51 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 179
USER objects: 41
Handle count average: 279
Thread count average: 17

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: ftp
Command: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: a6d64056ad6ca84534143757fd782d7a
SHA-1: 19e365305ceabad649ed67278587d2f80b94c78e
SHA-256: 3bc9afaf7574b6d5abbbd11b571aae45abd24fc1d5691d4927444ec79dd0294b

PE image details

File entropy: 6.73906
File packed: No
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