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Which of my plugins are not necessary? FF slow sometimes.

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I have a lot of plugins and extensions and sometimes I don't know which stuff I need/use all the time and which ones I don't use and could be slowing down FF. Could you please go through my plugins and stuff and see which ones you think are unnecessary and why/what it would be used for/what it does - if you know - and how to not only disable them but uninstall too, if necessary. I'll post my most recent crash just in case. It was several days ago - the 18th. It crashes only once in a while. I've kinda been considering Chrome recently; I hope this fixes it. I tried clearing my cookies too, just in case - which I think is shown in the Troubleshooting Info, I think.

Crash ID(s)

98376f19-f796-43e9-9d55-996da2100524

I have a lot of plugins and extensions and sometimes I don't know which stuff I need/use all the time and which ones I don't use and could be slowing down FF. Could you please go through my plugins and stuff and see which ones you think are unnecessary and why/what it would be used for/what it does - if you know - and how to not only disable them but uninstall too, if necessary. I'll post my most recent crash just in case. It was several days ago - the 18th. It crashes only once in a while. I've kinda been considering Chrome recently; I hope this fixes it. I tried clearing my cookies too, just in case - which I think is shown in the Troubleshooting Info, I think. == Crash ID(s) == 98376f19-f796-43e9-9d55-996da2100524

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Centra Updater Plugin: 7,6,1,3
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • GEPlugin
  • 3.0.50106.0
  • NPWLPG
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Console
6.0.18
true
AVG Safe Search
9.0.0.812
true
{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
HP Smart Web Printing
4.60
false
smartwebprinting@hp.com
Adblock Plus
1.2
true
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
dom.max_script_run_time
1800
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate
false
places.last_vacuum
1271066171
print.print_printer
HP Photosmart C4700 series
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_bgimages
false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_command
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_downloadfonts
false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_edge_left
0
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0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_edge_top
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_footercenter
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_headercenter
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_headerright
&U
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true
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_oddpages
true
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0
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1
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0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4700_series.print_unwriteable_margin_top
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false
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privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
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Question owner

Here's the about:plugins and about:builtconfig just in case.. idk:

(sorry, I can't go back and edit my original post.. most forums have that option. Oh well).

--about:plugins--

Google Earth Plugin

   File: npgeplugin.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.1
   GEPlugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/geplugin GEPlugin Yes Shockwave Flash

   File: NPSWF32.dll
   Version: 10.0.32.18
   Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes Adobe Acrobat

   File: nppdf32.dll
   Version: 9.3.0.148
   Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml Yes application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars Yes application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes 2007 Microsoft Office system

   File: NPOFF12.DLL
   Version: 12.0.4518.1014
   Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-msoffice12 12.0.4518.1014 * Yes Centra Updater Plugin

   File: NPCentraUpdater.dll
   Version: 7.6.1.3
   Centra Updater Plugin: 7,6,1,3

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-centra-updater-plugin Centra Updater Plugin File * Yes Mozilla Default Plug-in

   File: npnul32.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.15
   Default Plug-in

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

  • Mozilla Default Plug-in * No

Google Update

   File: npGoogleOneClick8.dll
   Version: 1.2.183.23
   Google Update

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-vnd.google.oneclickctrl.8 Yes Shockwave for Director

   File: np32dsw.dll
   Version: 11.5.6.606
   Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-director Shockwave Movie dir,dxr,dcr Yes Silverlight Plug-In

   File: npctrl.dll
   Version: 3.0.50106.0
   3.0.50106.0

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-silverlight npctrl scr Yes application/x-silverlight-2 Yes Windows Live® Photo Gallery

   File: NPWLPG.dll
   Version: 14.0.8081.709
   NPWLPG

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-wlpg3-detect Windows Live® Photo Gallery wlpg Yes application/x-wlpg-detect Windows Live® Photo Gallery wlpg Yes NVIDIA 3D Vision

   File: npnv3dv.dll
   Version: 7.17.11.9745
   NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled image/jps JPEG-based stereo image jps Yes image/pns PNG-based stereo image pns Yes image/mpo Multi-Picture Format image mpo Yes Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18

   File: npjp2.dll
   Version: 6.0.180.7
   Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-java-applet Java Applet Yes application/x-java-bean JavaBeans Yes application/x-java-vm Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_18 Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_18 Yes Adobe Acrobat

   File: nppdf32.dll
   Version: 9.3.2.163
   Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml Yes application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars Yes application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes


--end about:plugins--


about:buildconfig

Source

Built from http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.2/rev/28ef231a65a3 Build platform target i686-pc-mingw32

Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags cl 14.00.50727.762 -TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1 cl 14.00.50727.762 -GR- -TP -nologo -Zc:wchar_t- -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1

Configure arguments --enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-update-packaging --enable-jemalloc --enable-official-branding --enable-tests



end about:buildconfig----
Here's the about:plugins and about:builtconfig just in case.. idk: (sorry, I can't go back and edit my original post.. most forums have that option. Oh well). --about:plugins-- Google Earth Plugin File: npgeplugin.dll Version: 1.0.0.1 GEPlugin MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/geplugin GEPlugin Yes Shockwave Flash File: NPSWF32.dll Version: 10.0.32.18 Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32 MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes Adobe Acrobat File: nppdf32.dll Version: 9.3.0.148 Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml Yes application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars Yes application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes 2007 Microsoft Office system File: NPOFF12.DLL Version: 12.0.4518.1014 Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-msoffice12 12.0.4518.1014 * Yes Centra Updater Plugin File: NPCentraUpdater.dll Version: 7.6.1.3 Centra Updater Plugin: 7,6,1,3 MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-centra-updater-plugin Centra Updater Plugin File * Yes Mozilla Default Plug-in File: npnul32.dll Version: 1.0.0.15 Default Plug-in MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled * Mozilla Default Plug-in * No Google Update File: npGoogleOneClick8.dll Version: 1.2.183.23 Google Update MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-vnd.google.oneclickctrl.8 Yes Shockwave for Director File: np32dsw.dll Version: 11.5.6.606 Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5 MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-director Shockwave Movie dir,dxr,dcr Yes Silverlight Plug-In File: npctrl.dll Version: 3.0.50106.0 3.0.50106.0 MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-silverlight npctrl scr Yes application/x-silverlight-2 Yes Windows Live® Photo Gallery File: NPWLPG.dll Version: 14.0.8081.709 NPWLPG MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-wlpg3-detect Windows Live® Photo Gallery wlpg Yes application/x-wlpg-detect Windows Live® Photo Gallery wlpg Yes NVIDIA 3D Vision File: npnv3dv.dll Version: 7.17.11.9745 NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled image/jps JPEG-based stereo image jps Yes image/pns PNG-based stereo image pns Yes image/mpo Multi-Picture Format image mpo Yes Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18 File: npjp2.dll Version: 6.0.180.7 Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-java-applet Java Applet Yes application/x-java-bean JavaBeans Yes application/x-java-vm Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_18 Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_18 Yes Adobe Acrobat File: nppdf32.dll Version: 9.3.2.163 Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2" MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml Yes application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars Yes application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes --end about:plugins-- -------- about:buildconfig Source Built from http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.2/rev/28ef231a65a3 Build platform target i686-pc-mingw32 Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags cl 14.00.50727.762 -TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1 cl 14.00.50727.762 -GR- -TP -nologo -Zc:wchar_t- -W3 -Gy -Fdgenerated.pdb -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Zi -UDEBUG -DNDEBUG -GL -wd4624 -wd4952 -O1 Configure arguments --enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-update-packaging --enable-jemalloc --enable-official-branding --enable-tests ----end about:buildconfig----

Question owner

No one..? Really?

This is my second time trying to get help using Firefox's forum and both times I didn't get a single response. What a great experience...

No one..? Really? This is my second time trying to get help using Firefox's forum and both times I didn't get a single response. What a great experience...
cor-el
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17468 solutions 157866 answers

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Your above posted crash ID links to a crash caused by the Flash plugin.

Your plugins list shows outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.

# Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
# Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers 

Update the Java and Flash plugin to the latest version. See http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp#jdk (you need JRE) http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ --- Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

You can create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See [[Basic Troubleshooting|#Make_a_new_profile|Basic Troubleshooting:Make a new profile]]

There may be extensions installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions".

If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile (be careful not to copy corrupted files). See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

Your above posted [http://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/98376f19-f796-43e9-9d55-996da2100524 crash ID] links to a crash caused by the Flash plugin. Your plugins list shows outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks. # Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32 # Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers Update the [[Java]] and [[Flash]] plugin to the latest version. See http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp#jdk (you need JRE) http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ --- Start Firefox in [[Safe Mode]] to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). See [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]] and [[Troubleshooting plugins]] You can create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See [[Basic Troubleshooting|#Make_a_new_profile|Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile]] There may be extensions installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions". If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile (be careful not to copy corrupted files). See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

Question owner

Okay, I updated my flash - seems like a new version is coming out every other day.. - but the Java gave me an error. See screenshot.

Okay, I updated my flash - seems like a new version is coming out every other day.. - but the Java gave me an error. See screenshot.

Question owner

Didn't get attached in my last post..

Didn't get attached in my last post..
EmilieLaFave 0 solutions 7 answers

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Wish you would make it clearer about how to check out plugins. A lot of what you say is Greek to me.

Wish you would make it clearer about how to check out plugins. A lot of what you say is Greek to me.
the-edmeister
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5397 solutions 40140 answers

EmilieLaFave, see this page.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

EmilieLaFave, see this page. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/