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I cannot delete firefox from windows. I no longer wish to use firefox as a browser and i am unable to delete it. help!


I an unable to delete the firefox broswer from the internet where you are given the option to delete unwanted programs. I continue to click on unintstal and Firefox obviously does not want to hear it, so when I click the button, NOTHING HAPPENS !!

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I have done nothing to troubleshoot....why would I ? I want only to uninstall the browser

Gingerbread Man
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On Windows, Firefox is uninstalled the same way as any other program: from the Windows Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs applet. Try restarting your computer before attempting to uninstall; this will ensure that Firefox isn't still running.

If you've followed the instructions in the above article and it still didn't work, note the link at the bottom to the Mozillazine knowledgebase. It describes how to perform a manual uninstall (it's an advanced procedure that's best avoided).