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What is firefox.exe?

Part of Nightly by Mozilla

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How does firefox.exe run?

Process - firefox.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does firefox.exe start?

Shell open command - firefox.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\TOOLS\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -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 0.5% of all Boost users have the firefox.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of firefox.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Nightly?
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 firefox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03083% CPU308304.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
311.45 MB RAM1446.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          353 /min15.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
89 GDI objects59.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\tools\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe

Are there other versions of Nightly?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Nightly.

What else is related?

Nightly Stability

firefox.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred on: October 12, 2013
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred on: October 31, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: firefox.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Nightly
Description: Nightly
Version: 28.0a1
Size: 285.11 KB
Original file name: firefox.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0632549187%
Privileged CPU: 0.0324244858%
User CPU: 0.03083043290004%
Privileged CPU time: 45973.49 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 62 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,242,990,434
CPU cycle count /min: 1,151,669,345
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 780.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 833.03 MB
Paged memory: 311.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 433.92 MB
Paged system memory: 692.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 109.08 KB
Working set memory: 350.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 458.97 MB
Min working set memory: 11.13 MB
Private memory: 311.45 MB
Page faults: 2,682,223
Page faults /min: 3,619
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 132,076
Read operations /min: 178
Read transfer /min: 3.96 MB
Total write operations: 129,908
Write operations /min: 175
Total write transfer: 829.41 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.12 MB
Total other operations: 208,101
Other operations /min: 281
Total other transfer: 4.96 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.85 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 89
Peak GDI objects: 94
USER objects: 72
Peak USER objects: 81
Handle count average: 714
Thread count average: 42
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Nightly\firefox.exe"

Shell open command details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 0993b1271f20ed9c30ca346423fbf32c
SHA-1: df887c46490bde1488a60d5cc3202f124cc6ddc5

PE image details

File packed: No
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