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What is plugin-container.exe?

Part of Palemoon by Mozilla

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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 palemoon.exe (Pale Moon by Markus Straver).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the plugin-container.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of plugin-container.exe users, 33.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is plugin-container.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1646.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
77.17 MB RAM358.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
966 /min42.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              34 GDI objects22.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pale moon\plugin-container.exe

Are there other versions of Palemoon?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: plugin-container.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Palemoon
Description: Plugin Container for Palemoon
Version: 24.7.0
Product version: 24.7.0b3
Size: 11 KB
Original file name: plugin-container.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Markus Straver
Certificate authority: StartCom Ltd.
Expiration date: 1/19/2016

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002250923%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000604894%
User CPU: 0.00016460299580%
Privileged CPU time: 242300.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 198 ms
CPU cycle count: 754,410,903
CPU cycle count /min: 537,475,987
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 608.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 790.68 MB
Paged memory: 77.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 342.3 MB
Paged system memory: 372.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 40.12 KB
Working set memory: 85.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 279.13 MB
Min working set memory: 41.75 MB
Private memory: 77.17 MB
Page faults: 752,999
Page faults /min: 614
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 987,105
Read operations /min: 805
Total read transfer: 1.35 GB
Read transfer /min: 1.13 MB
Total write operations: 197,870
Write operations /min: 161
Total write transfer: 39.39 MB
Write transfer /min: 32.91 KB
Total other operations: 85,947
Other operations /min: 70
Total other transfer: 125.89 MB
Other Transfer /min: 105.19 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 34
Peak GDI objects: 70
USER objects: 41
Peak USER objects: 83
Handle count average: 443
Thread count average: 26
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Downloads\palemoon-24.7.0b3.en-US.win64-x86_64\palemoon\plugin-container.exe" --channel=6716.21fbc820.5623237 "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF64_14_0_0_125.dll" -greomni "C:\Downloads\palemoon-24.7.0b3.en-US.win64-x86_64\palemoon\omni.ja" -appomni "C:\Downloads\palemoon-24.7.0b3.en-US.win64-x86_64\palemoon\browser\omni.ja" -appdir "C:\Downloads\palemoon-24.7.0b3.en-US.win64-x86_64\palemoon\browser" - 6716 plugin

Image hashes

MD5: b59f3d4fcfbc96daaac69362dd11a676
SHA-1: 03e26932d31c4c6bebcdc0cc90d92d02051ea612

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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