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What is plugin-container.exe?

Part of Nightly 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 firefox.exe (Nightly by Mozilla).


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 resource intensive is plugin-container.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01117% CPU111713.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.59 MB RAM49.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          638 /min28.3%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nightly\plugin-container.exe

Are there other versions of Nightly?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: plugin-container.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Nightly
Description: Plugin Container for Nightly
Version: 28.0a1
Size: 18.11 KB
Original file name: plugin-container.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0272013731%
Privileged CPU: 0.0160300637%
User CPU: 0.01117130933274%
Privileged CPU time: 11544.07 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 16 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,565,756,774
CPU cycle count /min: 108,183,790
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 172.97 MB
Peak committed memory: 179.12 MB
Paged memory: 10.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.59 MB
Paged system memory: 324.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.56 KB
Working set memory: 17.65 MB
Peak working set memory: 19.91 MB
Min working set memory: 16.64 MB
Private memory: 10.59 MB
Page faults: 19,223
Page faults /min: 26
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 260,948
Read operations /min: 353
Total read transfer: 84.65 MB
Read transfer /min: 117.16 KB
Total write operations: 211,188
Write operations /min: 285
Total write transfer: 106 MB
Write transfer /min: 146.71 KB
Total other operations: 746
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.79 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 26
Peak USER objects: 32
Handle count average: 214
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\Nightly\plugin-container.exe" --channel=6292.17e54900.2084215501 "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_8_800_168.dll" -greomni "C:\Program Files\Nightly\omni.ja" -appomni "C:\Program Files\Nightly\browser\omni.ja" -appdir "C:\Program Files\Nightly\browser" EEFEA8717BC47F65 6292 "\\.\pipe\gecko-crash-server-pipe.6292" plugin

Image hashes

MD5: fcd0bb10e08d1971822f21e16cf42903
SHA-1: 4d3a1e5d57e5123923540587a157a6de80a9081a

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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