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firefox keeps running and will not turn off

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Even when not on intrnet firefox keeps running in the background slows everything down and cannot be uninstalled as itis still running

Even when not on intrnet firefox keeps running in the background slows everything down and cannot be uninstalled as itis still running

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r153
  • Google Update
  • 4.1.10111.0
  • 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
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_30 for Mozilla browsers
  • GEPlugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 12.0.1.609
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

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SafeBrowser 543 solutions 2390 answers

Sounds like Firefox is "hanging at exit". That problem is frequently caused by an Extension or a Plugin. Read all of the following articles.

NOTE: Establish a habit of exiting/closing Firefox with Firefox button > Exit or File > Exit to allow an orderly shutdown of Firefox and closing of all of the files that Firefox has open.


  1. Stop the Firefox process:
  2. Why Firefox may hang:
  3. Use Firefox Safe Mode to find a problem with an Extension or Plugin:


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Not related to your question, but...

You may need to update some plug-ins. Check your plug-ins and update as necessary:

Sounds like Firefox is "hanging at exit". That problem is frequently caused by an Extension or a Plugin. Read all of the following articles.<br /><br /> NOTE: Establish a habit of exiting/closing Firefox with Firefox button > Exit or File > Exit to allow an orderly shutdown of Firefox and closing of all of the files that Firefox has open. #Stop the Firefox process: #*[http://kb.mozillazine.org/Kill_application Mozillazine - Kill application] #*Windows 7 users click [http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/reap-the-benefits-of-windows-7s-task-manager/2576 here] #*Mac users: http://techheavy.com/2011/02/the-mac-task-manager/ #Why Firefox may hang: #*[http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Firefox+hangs Firefox hangs] (see Hang at exit) #*[http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_hangs Firefox hangs (Mozillazine)] (see Hang at exit and Closing Firefox properly) #*[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Firefox+is+already+running+but+is+not+responding Firefox is already running but is not responding] #Use Firefox Safe Mode to find a problem with an Extension or Plugin: #*Don't check anything when entering Safe Mode, just continue #*If the problem does not occur in Safe Mode it is probably an Extension or Plugin causing the problem #*See: #**[[Safe Mode]] and [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode Safe Mode (Mozillazine)] #**[http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes Troubleshooting extensions and themes] #**[http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting+plugins Troubleshooting plugins] #**[http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting Basic Troubleshooting] '''If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when <u>signed-in</u> to the forum.''' ------------------------- Not related to your question, but... You may need to update some plug-ins. Check your plug-ins and update as necessary: *Plug-in check --> http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ *Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Using%20the%20Shockwave%20plugin%20with%20Firefox#w_installing-shockwave Installing ('''''or Updating''''') the Shockwave plugin with Firefox] *'''''Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape''''': [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Using%20the%20Adobe%20Reader%20plugin%20with%20Firefox#w_installing-and-updating-adobe-reader Installing/Updating Adobe Reader in Firefox] *'''''Shockwave Flash''''' (Adobe Flash or Flash): [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Managing%20the%20Flash%20plugin#w_updating-flash Updating Flash in Firefox] *'''''Next Generation Java Plug-in for Mozilla browsers''''': [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Using%20the%20Java%20plugin%20with%20Firefox#w_installing-or-updating-java Installing or Updating Java in Firefox]