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What is firefox.exe?

Part of Aurora 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.
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How does firefox.exe run?

Process - firefox.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-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:\ARORA BROUSER\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 0.2% of all Boost users have the firefox.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of firefox.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Aurora?
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.
0.00099% CPU9922.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
400.47 MB RAM1859.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
3,315 /min147.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
927 GDI objects618.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
331 context switches/sec331.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\arora brouser\firefox.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?

Aurora Stability

firefox.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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...
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File details

File name: firefox.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Aurora
Description: Aurora
Version: 20.0a2
Size: 898.91 KB
Original file name: firefox.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0029332054%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019410067%
User CPU: 0.00099219867296%
Privileged CPU time: 615843.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5,696 ms
CPU cycle count: 905,092,486
CPU cycle count /min: 1,508,669,187
Context switches /sec: 331
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 740.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 892.59 MB
Paged memory: 400.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 677.66 MB
Paged system memory: 356.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 73.06 KB
Working set memory: 386.47 MB
Peak working set memory: 701.53 MB
Min working set memory: 146.46 MB
Private memory: 400.47 MB
Page faults: 48,203,270
Page faults /min: 445,807
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 109,818
Read operations /min: 1,016
Total read transfer: 1.69 GB
Read transfer /min: 16 MB
Total write operations: 248,573
Write operations /min: 2,299
Write transfer /min: 27.89 MB
Total other operations: 1,783,086
Other operations /min: 16,491
Total other transfer: 12.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 115.67 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 927
Peak GDI objects: 1,421
USER objects: 100
Peak USER objects: 211
Handle count average: 734
Thread count average: 47
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Aurora\firefox.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: ftp
Command: "C:\ARORA BROUSER\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: e8915ff1e1e8fa374f1b6cc2871f81cf
SHA-1: b29716a3f08ee917eb3d75996a8043a1ee90894b
SHA-256: b713bfaf38955cd953acfd2704fc02cb2fe641aa9fa8df40b1328cde38ce78d1

PE image details

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