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What is firefox.exe?

Part of Waterfox by Mozilla

What is it?

Mozilla Firefox (Waterfox) is a free and open source web browser coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.
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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\Waterfox\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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the firefox.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of firefox.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is firefox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU155.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
693.5 MB RAM3220.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
715 GDI objects476.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
740 context switches/sec740.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\waterfox\firefox.exe

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 Waterfox.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: firefox.exe
Name: Waterfox
Description: Waterfox
Version: 11.0
Size: 677.5 KB
Original file name: firefox.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000162050%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000006233%
User CPU: 0.00001558169210%
Privileged CPU time: 234001.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,006,606,497
Context switches /sec: 740
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.21 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.38 GB
Paged memory: 693.5 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.05 GB
Paged system memory: 440.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 187.56 KB
Working set memory: 699.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.05 GB
Min working set memory: 170.29 MB
Private memory: 693.5 MB
Page faults: 17,845,488
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 247,814
Total read transfer: 584.58 MB
Total write operations: 1,912,195
Total other operations: 2,023,320
Total other transfer: 56.51 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 715
Peak GDI objects: 1,749
USER objects: 85
Peak USER objects: 141
Handle count average: 493
Thread count average: 43
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\Waterfox\firefox.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: ftp
Command: "C:\Program Files\Waterfox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: d8c0abea4db98619872415ffe1ce3336
SHA-1: c09b765d3d28df670b00bda2dc0247d5302ff963
SHA-256: 4ce5770dd60c15026592fc34121e4109c6eb86efb5852ab21ab2028c1cd7622d

PE image details

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