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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.

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. 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 ftp with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\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.
Scheduled task - firefox.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{808980A9-B89F-4D0D-9383-03E2BD7F475B}'. 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.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file firefox.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable firefox.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the firefox.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of firefox.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is firefox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00378% CPU37797.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
396.09 MB RAM1839.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,771 /min78.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
133 GDI objects88.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
280 context switches/sec280.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
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?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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...

File details

File name: firefox.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Firefox
Description: Firefox
Version: 30.0
Size: 269.11 KB
Original file name: firefox.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0050396663%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012599166%
User CPU: 0.00377974972967%
Privileged CPU time: 56875 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 863 ms
CPU cycle count: 615,975,862
CPU cycle count /min: 1,807,739,148
Context switches /sec: 280
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 834.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 881.99 MB
Paged memory: 396.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 441.74 MB
Paged system memory: 716.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 153.88 KB
Working set memory: 437.09 MB
Peak working set memory: 484.71 MB
Min working set memory: 342.44 MB
Private memory: 396.09 MB
Page faults: 7,018,012
Page faults /min: 106,493
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23,822
Read operations /min: 361
Total read transfer: 245.2 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.72 MB
Total write operations: 92,945
Write operations /min: 1,410
Total write transfer: 1.06 GB
Write transfer /min: 16.4 MB
Total other operations: 352,514
Other operations /min: 5,349
Total other transfer: 7.04 MB
Other Transfer /min: 109.45 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 133
Peak GDI objects: 140
USER objects: 84
Peak USER objects: 96
Resources
Handle count average: 624
Thread count average: 41
Thread resource averages
wow64.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "httC://www.youtube.com/"

Shell open command details

Name: gopher
Command: C:\Program Files1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE -requestPending -osint -url "%1"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {E41AC21C-9317-4B32-8C7E-E962EB5D92C0}
Command: \{E41AC21C-9317-4B32-8C7E-E962EB5D92C0}

User start menu folder details

Name: firefox.exe

Image hashes

MD5: b1e01d636350983e94171e229c759468
SHA-1: c9202ccb53fc427664a26e4df46b1c8a4d011466

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File entropy: 5.40881
File packed: No
Import Table
kernel32.dll
mozalloc.dll
mozcrt19.dll
msvcr100.dll
nspr4.dll
plc4.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
xpcom.dll
xul.dll
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