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What is plugin-container.exe?

Part of Firefox by Mozilla

What is it?

Plugin Container for Firefox - 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 plugin-container.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 plugin-container.exe run?

Process - plugin-container.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. plugin-container.exe is executed by the process firefox.exe (Firefox by Mozilla).

How does plugin-container.exe start?

Scheduled task - plugin-container.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{94E20C9F-C61C-4D99-888B-EDE08F825D76}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the plugin-container.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of plugin-container.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How stable is Firefox?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is plugin-container.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00126% CPU12607.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
14.41 MB RAM66.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
11,186 /min496.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
130 context switches/sec130.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\plugin-container.exe

Are there other versions of Firefox?

What else is related?

Firefox Stability

plugin-container.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred on: June 11, 2014
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred on: June 11, 2014

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: plugin-container.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Firefox
Description: Plugin Container for Firefox
Version: 30.0
Size: 18.11 KB
Original file name: plugin-container.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 9/27/2010
Expiration date: 10/30/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0044820829%
Privileged CPU: 0.0032213568%
User CPU: 0.00126072600939%
Privileged CPU time: 9734.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 148 ms
CPU cycle count: 253,495,387
CPU cycle count /min: 1,693,720,142
Context switches /sec: 130
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 188.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 191.17 MB
Paged memory: 14.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.5 MB
Paged system memory: 329.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.56 KB
Working set memory: 17.72 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.71 MB
Min working set memory: 15.79 MB
Private memory: 14.41 MB
Page faults: 23,308
Page faults /min: 354
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 455,481
Read operations /min: 6,924
Total read transfer: 542.54 MB
Read transfer /min: 8.25 MB
Total write operations: 280,385
Write operations /min: 4,262
Total write transfer: 617.63 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.39 MB
Total other operations: 318
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 7.63 KB
Other Transfer /min: 119 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 23
Peak USER objects: 27
Handle count average: 217
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe" --channel=3056.11b2e010.399170880 "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_13_0_0_214.dll" -greomni "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\omni.ja" -appomni "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser\omni.ja" -appdir "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser" E7CF176E110C211B 3056 "\\.\pipe\gecko-crash-server-pipe.3056" plugin

Scheduled task details

Name: \{94E20C9F-C61C-4D99-888B-EDE08F825D76}

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 4f87179386948d61fbf74b0ddf265170
SHA-1: 32712ef850e94cfc091e9330a68237d2560db7bb

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File entropy: 6.50032
File packed: No
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