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my PC keeps trying to download files from chrome. I am told by Trend Micro that this is a Mozilla download and they do not know how to stop it.

Basically what I want is for these download attempts to stop as I do not want Chrome on my PC.

So can you say how to stop it or give me a batch file that will stop it.

It happens just about every three or four minutes and I am frankly fed up with it so if you want me to keep using Firefox and Thunderbird please tell me how to stop it.

Chosen solution

Try uninstalling the Chrome Toolbar plugin that is installed for Firefox??

Installed Plug-ins

   Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
   Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
   4.1.10329.0
   npprivatepostreader
   npToolbarChrome
   WinZip Courier Plugin for Mozilla Firefox
   Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
   Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6
   DRM Netscape Network Object
   DRM Store Netscape Plugin
   Npdsplay dll
   Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In
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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • npprivatepostreader
  • npToolbarChrome
  • WinZip Courier Plugin for Mozilla Firefox
  • Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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John99
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Helpful Reply

Chrome downloads will not be directly related to use or installation of Firefox (at least assuming it is an official copy of Firefox from a Mozilla site or one of the official mirrors).

I am guessing it is some other software or link that is causing this. Possibly you had a Chrome installer bundled with some other software, and that is now trying to install. The easiest solution may be to allow Chrome to install and then uninstall Chrome.

I believe for example Adobe FlashPlayer may sometimes offer to bundle Chrome with the updgrades to Flash Player.

the-edmeister
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Chosen Solution

Try uninstalling the Chrome Toolbar plugin that is installed for Firefox??

Installed Plug-ins

   Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
   Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
   4.1.10329.0
   npprivatepostreader
   npToolbarChrome
   WinZip Courier Plugin for Mozilla Firefox
   Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
   Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6
   DRM Netscape Network Object
   DRM Store Netscape Plugin
   Npdsplay dll
   Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In
SomerHimpson60 0 solutions 1 answers

I have also experienced this problem on installing firefox on two PC's. How do you remove the plugins please as suggested.

cor-el
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Note that Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its own internal files and also access files from extensions, so that has nothing to do with Google Chrome.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.