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plugin-container.exe using 40% of cpu

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Issue

Firefox is having problems with certain web sites

Description

FYI, (thanks to all developers)

I rarely go to porn sites but the popunder-windows they generate caused the plugin-container.exe to use 40% of cpus (2 cpu). This is after I had closed all tabs and left my computer unattended. This popunder-window might have very-very-unusually slipped my attention due to my errand.

Thanks again

URL of affected sites

""Removed by a moderator -FF4L

Troubleshooting information

 Application Basics
       Name
       Firefox
       Version
       3.6.4
       Profile Directory
         Open Containing Folder
       Installed Plugins
         about:plugins
       Build Configuration
         about:buildconfig
 Extensions
       Name
       Version
       Enabled
       ID
       Skype extension for Firefox
       3.3.0.3971
       false
        
       Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
       1.2.1
       true
       {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
       Google Gears
       0.5.36.0
       true
       {000a9d1c-beef-4f90-9363-039d445309b8}
       FEBE
       6.3.3.2
       true
       {4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}
       Adblock Plus
       1.2.1
       true
        
       All-in-One Sidebar
       0.7.11
       true
       {097d3191-e6fa-4728-9826-b533d755359d}
       Auto Copy
       1.0.1
       true
       {0FED7D55-65D4-47b6-A6DE-9A4ADB55355F}
       CoolPreviews
       3.1.0625
       true
        
       DownloadHelper
       4.7.4
       true
        
       Download Statusbar
       0.9.7
       true
        
       FabTabs
       1.3.5
       true
       fabtab@captaincaveman.nl
       Firefox Showcase
       0.9.5.5
       true
       {89506680-e3f4-484c-a2c0-ed711d481eda}
       Flashblock
       1.5.13
       true
       {3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
       FoxTab
       1.3
       true
        
       History Submenus
       2.10
       true
       {7102aba3-045c-4ec2-b921-46d87636d84b}
       Image Zoom
       0.4.4
       true
       {1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}
       Personal Menu
       4.3.2
       true
       CompactMenuCE@Merci.chao
       QuickRestart
       1.1.6
       true
        
       Session Manager
       0.6.7.4
       true
       {1280606b-2510-4fe0-97ef-9b5a22eafe30}
       SearchPreview
       4.5
       true
        
       Tab Progress Bar
       0.6
       true
       tabprogressbar@studio17.wordpress.com
       Tab Scope
       0.3.2
       true
       tabscope@xuldev.org
       Toolbar Buttons
       0.6.0.8
       true
       {03B08592-E5B4-45ff-A0BE-C1D975458688}
       United States English Dictionary
       4.0.0
       true
       en-US@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
       WebMail Notifier
       2.5
       true
       {37fa1426-b82d-11db-8314-0800200c9a66}
       CacheViewer
       0.6.3
       true
       {71328583-3CA7-4809-B4BA-570A85818FBB}
       CookieCuller
       1.4
       true
       {99B98C2C-7274-45a3-A640-D9DF1A1C8460}
       Dictionnaire français «Réforme 1990»
       3.5
       true
       fr@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
       Extension List Dumper
       1.14.8
       true
       extensionlistdumper@sogame.cat
       Firebug
       1.5.4
       true
       firebug@software.joehewitt.com
       FlashGot
       1.2.1.27
       true
       {19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34}
       Fast Dial
       2.23b1
       true
       fastdial@telega.phpnet.us
       QuickJava
       1.7.2
       true
        
       CLEO
       4.3
       true
       CLEO@guid.customsoftwareconsult.com
       OPIE
       1.2.3
       true
       OPIE@guid.customsoftwareconsult.com
       Java Console
       6.0.20
       true
        
       Tab Mix Plus
       0.3.8.4
       true
        
       Tree Style Tab
       0.10.2010043001
       true
       treestyletab@piro.sakura.ne.jp
       Mozilla Archive Format
       0.19.3
       true
       {7f57cf46-4467-4c2d-adfa-0cba7c507e54}
       MR Tech Toolkit
       6.0.4
       true
       {9669CC8F-B388-42FE-86F4-CB5E7F5A8BDC}
 Modified Preferences
     Name
     Value
       accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
       0
       browser.history_expire_days.mirror
       180
       browser.history_expire_days_min
       89
       browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction
       0
       browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction.backup
       2
       browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
       false
       browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
       2
       browser.startup.homepage
       chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html
       browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
       rv:1.9.2.4
       browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab
       false
       browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.backup
       true
       browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.override
       true
       browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace.backup
       true
       browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace.override
       true
       browser.tabs.warnOnClose
       false
       dom.disable_window_move_resize
       true
       dom.event.contextmenu.enabled
       false
       dom.max_script_run_time
       1800
       extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6
       true
       extensions.lastAppVersion
       3.6.4
       general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
       ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)
       javascript.options.showInConsole
       true
       javascript.options.strict
       true
       network.cookie.prefsMigrated
       true
       places.last_vacuum
       1275329041
       print.print_printer
       HP Deskjet 3900 Series (Copy 1)
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_bgcolor
       false
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_bgimages
       false
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_command
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_downloadfonts
       false
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_edge_bottom
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_edge_left
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_edge_right
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_edge_top
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_evenpages
       true
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_footercenter
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_footerleft
       &PT
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_footerright
       &D
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_headercenter
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_headerleft
       &T
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_headerright
       &U
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_in_color
       true
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_margin_bottom
       0.5
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_margin_left
       0.5
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_margin_right
       0.5
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_margin_top
       0.5
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_oddpages
       true
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_orientation
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_pagedelay
       500
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_paper_data
       1
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_paper_height
       11.00
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_paper_size_type
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_paper_size_unit
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_paper_width
       8.50
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_reversed
       false
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_scaling
       1.00
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_shrink_to_fit
       true
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_to_file
       false
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_left
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_right
       0
       print.printer_HP_Deskjet_3900_Series_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_top
       0
       privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
       true
       security.dialog_enable_delay
       0
       security.warn_viewing_mixed
       false

Firefox version

3.6.4

Operating system

Windows Vista

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

Plugins installed

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • npRLCT4Player
  • np-mswmp
  • 1.7.0069.3
  • 6.0.12.69
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Version 1.0.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

All Replies (9)

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If you want to disable plugin-container, see rjohnson19's post - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/706123?#threadId706192

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on facebook game cpu usage 40 %

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could this be running 30% cpu because running trading platform with ticker charts?

Pain!

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I was watching Youtube and CPU went to 100% after pausing and stopping the video a couple of times(XP SP3 Firefox 3.6.7 single CPU). I attempted to end the application and process but was forced to power off.

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Durch den Plugin-Container ist meine CPU ständig mit fast 100 % ausgelastet. Spiele laufen nur extrem stark verzögert. Was kann ich machen?

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i have the smae problem.

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Same when the poker games are in use.

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Only if i have 2 sites open i.e. http://www.youtube.com and http://www.mobileman.com (or any other site), i have trouble opening a third page i.e. http://www.google.com. Is it possible, that firefox is using a lot of CPU (i.e. plugin-container)??

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Firefox4life78

If you want to disable plugin-container, see rjohnson19's post - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/706123?#threadId706192

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