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What is plugin-container.exe?

Part of Aurora by Mozilla

What is it?

Plugin Container for Aurora - 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 32-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).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the plugin-container.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of plugin-container.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is plugin-container.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.07346% CPU734553.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.49 MB RAM58.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,515 context switches/sec1515.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\arora brouser\plugin-container.exe

Are there other versions of Aurora?

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 Aurora.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: plugin-container.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Aurora
Description: Plugin Container for Aurora
Version: 20.0a2
Size: 16.91 KB
Original file name: plugin-container.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 10/17/2012
Expiration date: 10/18/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1000511974%
Privileged CPU: 0.0265958879%
User CPU: 0.07345530948417%
Privileged CPU time: 2574.02 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,221,238,333
Context switches /sec: 1,515
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 138.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 141.34 MB
Paged memory: 12.49 MB
Peak paged memory: 16.76 MB
Paged system memory: 234.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.28 KB
Working set memory: 14.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 17.11 MB
Min working set memory: 14.11 MB
Private memory: 12.49 MB
Page faults: 8,954
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 61,608
Total read transfer: 7.23 MB
Total write operations: 59,528
Total write transfer: 7.96 MB
Total other operations: 785
Total other transfer: 3.25 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 22
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 184
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Aurora\plugin-container.exe" --channel=4944.b164900.608573754 "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_6_602_105.dll" -greomni "C:\Program Files\Aurora\omni.ja" -appdir "C:\Program Files\Aurora" 98C07F9DF5F47437 4944 "\\.\pipe\gecko-crash-server-pipe.4944" plugin

Image hashes

MD5: cfeba204909dad0e31a2ed9c62cb971e
SHA-1: ba341ef6694aab5b910cc44cc2da17661050a2e4

PE image details

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