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What is plugin-container.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 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 waterfox.exe (Waterfox by Waterfox Limited).


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, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is plugin-container.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00063% CPU6283.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
31.03 MB RAM144.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
768 /min34.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
150 context switches/sec150.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\waterfox\plugin-container.exe

Are there other versions of Waterfox?

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: Waterfox
Description: Plugin Container for Waterfox
Version: 18.0.1
Size: 29.61 KB
Original file name: plugin-container.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Waterfox Limited
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Expiration date: 7/24/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009458761%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003175281%
User CPU: 0.00062834795833%
Privileged CPU time: 26426.57 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 53 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,729,757,616
CPU cycle count /min: 1,209,142,241
Context switches /sec: 150
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 374.66 MB
Peak committed memory: 399.49 MB
Paged memory: 31.03 MB
Peak paged memory: 93.81 MB
Paged system memory: 380.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 29.25 KB
Working set memory: 23.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 86.95 MB
Min working set memory: 18.31 MB
Private memory: 31.03 MB
Page faults: 1,114,702
Page faults /min: 2,247
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 197,423
Read operations /min: 398
Total read transfer: 16.06 MB
Read transfer /min: 33.16 KB
Total write operations: 183,313
Write operations /min: 370
Total write transfer: 7.95 MB
Write transfer /min: 16.41 KB
Total other operations: 49,362
Other operations /min: 100
Total other transfer: 216.61 KB
Other Transfer /min: 447 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 31
USER objects: 49
Peak USER objects: 60
Handle count average: 279
Thread count average: 24
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Waterfox\plugin-container.exe" --channel=7496.24a27300.678771515 "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF64_11_8_800_94.dll" 6F940AC27A98DD61 -greomni "C:\Program Files\Waterfox\omni.ja" 7496 plugin

Image hashes

MD5: 691442a6d22bb434632085b5c3b23452
SHA-1: 0c408b3ed2e795a97a11124b1ce289730e8349eb
SHA-256: 82ca3a95b9dede555d3ab9117e9bf902e925a1fb909f9f9f77a0dd844423725c

PE image details

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