Is firefox.exe safe?
Firefox.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if firefox.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Firefox.exe file information
The process known as Aurora or Waterfox or Minefield or Internet Explorer
belongs to software Adobe SVG Viewer or Mozilla Firefox or Adobe Flash Player Plugin or FoxyTunes for Firefox or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX, 10 Plugin) or Adobe Flash Player ActiveX or Acoustica Effects Pack or Sibelius Scorch
by Mozilla (www.mozilla.org) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Firefox.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file firefox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder (usually C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 307,704 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 7,633,008 bytes and 100 more variants.
The firefox.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is digitally signed. Firefox.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall Mozilla Firefox, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/ to update it, click on support.mozilla.com/en-US/home for support, or click on Mozilla Firefox in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.
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If firefox.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 27% dangerous. The file size is 6,637,161 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 7,667,312 bytes and 21 more variants. The firefox.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file has a digital signature. Firefox.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
If firefox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 924,632 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 307,712 bytes and 11 more variants. The file is not a Windows core file. Firefox.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
If firefox.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 69% dangerous. The file size is 544,768 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 64,524 bytes, 1,263,695 bytes or 7,168 bytes.
If firefox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 307,712 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 307,704 bytes.
If firefox.exe is located in the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 7,190,637 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 912,344 bytes.
If firefox.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 76,800 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as firefox.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Generic.2500867 (detected by BitDefender), and Generic.dx!goq (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the firefox.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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