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How do I get Firefox to respond to clicks while transferring data from a website?

When "Transferring data from ... " shows in lower left corner small gray box, or "Connecting" shows in tab header, I get no response or slow response to clicks and keystr… (read more)

When "Transferring data from ... " shows in lower left corner small gray box, or "Connecting" shows in tab header, I get no response or slow response to clicks and keystrokes. How do I regain control without stopping the data transfer?

Asked by Ed.Ferris 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Crashing and Plug In Container exe

Windows Xp 32 bit, Avast security. Ever since your last (2) updates my page will crash anywhere, e mail, Facebook, etc. Most importantly, I constantly have my entire page… (read more)

Windows Xp 32 bit, Avast security. Ever since your last (2) updates my page will crash anywhere, e mail, Facebook, etc. Most importantly, I constantly have my entire page disappear & the Error Plug In container .exe crashed. Before those (2) updates I NEVER had either problem. I have used Safe mode. Uninstalled, reinstalled Flash. reset Firefox, Uninstalled & reinstalled Firefox. Do you have any more suggestions? I would like to go back before those (2) updates. I don't remember what "Number" that was. Is that possible? This is driving me crazy!!!!!

Asked by elainemacko 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why do I keep getting plugin and script error messages when I try to open Amazon, eBay and other websites.

This started yesterday. I've deleted my only plugin Flash Player, run CCleaner and downloaded Flash player again. I've deleted Java, run CCleaner and loaded Java again. … (read more)

This started yesterday. I've deleted my only plugin Flash Player, run CCleaner and downloaded Flash player again. I've deleted Java, run CCleaner and loaded Java again. I've run FF in safe mode and disabled hardware acceleration but no difference . At this point I'm not able to view any websites with FF other than this one and my Google search Home page. I'm back to using Internet Explorer and not happy with it after being spoiled with FF for so many years.

Would appreciate any words of wisdom to create this issue.

Asked by paso2go 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Recently Firefox has started crashing a lot because the plugin container stops. I've tried a lot of different things and I'm getting tired of constantly researching new t… (read more)

Recently Firefox has started crashing a lot because the plugin container stops. I've tried a lot of different things and I'm getting tired of constantly researching new things to try online.

Things that I tried from the crash troubleshooting page: Made sure Firefox, my plugins, Windows, and my drivers are all updated Scanned for viruses and spyware Scanned and repaired my hard drives Since most sources said it's probably Flash causing the problems, I've enabled/disabled hardware acceleration, both through Flash and through Firefox options. It was originally disabled on both when the crashes began.

I haven't tried Safe Mode or disabling different addons and plugins because the crash doesn't happen at any specific time. Sometimes it crashes as soon as I start Firefox, and sometimes it doesn't crash at all the entire day. But a decent amount of the time it crashes every few hours. Since I don't know what's triggering it, disabling all my addons or individual ones and just waiting for it to crash doesn't sound like a good idea to me, since I wouldn't know if the problem was fixed or if it just wasn't crashing at the time, and if I have to go a substantial amount of time without my addons, I'd rather just switch browsers (which I really don't want to do).

The most recent crash's ID is: bp-2fe4d28b-c5ce-4419-9299-c56172160115.

Normally I have about 20 or so tabs open, mainly stuff I want to come back to with a few active tabs. This has been my practice for years and I haven't had any trouble with it before unless the tabs get really out of hand, in which case I go through and prune them back. I start up Pandora radio as soon as I start Firefox and have it loaded constantly. I watch a decent amount of Youtube, but some of the crashes happen when I'm not on Youtube or any other Flash website other than Pandora. And a few times it's crashed before I even loaded Pandora. Anyway, if there's anything you can do to help, I'd really appreciate it! This has had me tearing my hair out for a week or so now.

Asked by Jatt 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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why does the plug-in container "lock-up" or go into an infinite loop so often?

At random (apparently...) times, the "plug-in Container for Firefox (32 bit)" will either go into what appears (to this experienced programmer...) to be an infinite loop,… (read more)

At random (apparently...) times, the "plug-in Container for Firefox (32 bit)" will either go into what appears (to this experienced programmer...) to be an infinite loop, or crash altogether. The website being displayed apparently doesn't matter, as long as it uses Flash or JAVA. I've had the problem with: Xfinity E-mail, Flickr, and this very support website. This is frustrating as all get-out, and is forcing me to consider going to Chrome as my primary Web-reader, when I've been a dedicated Firefox user since the single-digit versions...

Asked by sullivan1056 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Plugin-container uses all memory and disappear every 5 minutes

Hi, Last days i have the following problem: Plugin-container.exe uses like ~2.7GB memory in 10 seconds and then dissapear, then again the same in 5 minutes. It happens ev… (read more)

Hi, Last days i have the following problem: Plugin-container.exe uses like ~2.7GB memory in 10 seconds and then dissapear, then again the same in 5 minutes. It happens even if i just visit small websites or searching google. My ff version is 40.0.3. I have scanned computer with malwarebytes but nothing found. Safe mode and Refresh doesnt change anything at all.

What can i do to fix this?????

Asked by geo782 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Windows 7 Action Center reports that Plugin Container for Firefox Stopped working

On 10/31/2015 and 11/09/2015 Firefox has reported a problem with a script on Comcast/Xfinity's http://my.xfinity.com/ home page to browse my email using Windows 7 Home. C… (read more)

On 10/31/2015 and 11/09/2015 Firefox has reported a problem with a script on Comcast/Xfinity's http://my.xfinity.com/ home page to browse my email using Windows 7 Home. Clicking any of the options provided in the debugger window results in Firefox shutting down and a report was being sent. Checking Firefox Health Report there are no indications of a crash.

Here is what the Action Center reported: Source Plugin Container for Firefox

Summary Stopped working

Date ‎10/‎31/‎2015 9:59 PM

Status Report sent

Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

Problem signature Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: plugin-container.exe Application Version: 41.0.2.5765 Application Timestamp: 561ef9f1 Fault Module Name: mozglue.dll Fault Module Version: 41.0.2.5765 Fault Module Timestamp: 561ee53f Exception Code: 80000003 Exception Offset: 0000ec91 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 285859499

Source Plugin Container for Firefox

Summary Stopped working

Date ‎11/‎9/‎2015 10:43 AM

Status Report sent

Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

Problem signature Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: plugin-container.exe Application Version: 41.0.2.5765 Application Timestamp: 561ef9f1 Fault Module Name: mozglue.dll Fault Module Version: 41.0.2.5765 Fault Module Timestamp: 561ee53f Exception Code: 80000003 Exception Offset: 0000ec91 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 285859499

On 10/31 I discovered that Firefox needed an update and until today I would make a manual check for updates before using Firefox. After the reported crash by Windows Action Center I manually checked for updates which were applied.

The Action Center reports appear to be identical to me can anyone please help me with the problem.

Asked by sonardog 4 years ago

Last reply by sonardog 4 years ago

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Why, all of a sudden, is Firefox crashing on me. I am receiving the 'Firefox has stopped working' and 'Plugin Container for 'Firefox has stopped working.'

I receive 'Firefox has stopped working' when first opening it up sometimes, but I receive both messages when trying to go into Farmville on Facebook. I have tried as man… (read more)

I receive 'Firefox has stopped working' when first opening it up sometimes, but I receive both messages when trying to go into Farmville on Facebook. I have tried as many fixes as possible that are listed....going so far as to uninstall Flash and Mozilla and then reinstalling. Nothing is working.

Asked by snowgirlja 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Plugincontainer.exe is slowing down and locking up web processes how can I fix this?

I am using a Dell Dimension XPS running MS Windows XP, Professional, ver. 2002, service pack 3. I recently upgraded Flash because there were messages indicating that was… (read more)

I am using a Dell Dimension XPS running MS Windows XP, Professional, ver. 2002, service pack 3.

I recently upgraded Flash because there were messages indicating that was required. After that upgrade the browser began to slow down and lock up, especially when playing Zinga Texas Holdem Poker but other times as well. I saw in Windows Task Manager that plugincontainer.exe was using an inordinate amount of memory. and the processors were maxed out. By deleting the plugincontainer.exe process from the task manager, the problem would sometimes be solved. However doing this would always crash Flash and end my poker game. I then went through the process of deleting plugincontainer.exe from my computer, but this removed my ability to use Flash. I then restored Firefox which reintroduced the plugincontainer.exe and the problems returned and it also deleted all the apps I had added to my browser. Still can't play poker because of slowdowns and lockups that also occur with other process like filling out forms while in the browser. Not happy with Firefox right now even though I have used it happily for many years.

Asked by jlcjr0 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox closing, no extensions, no error messages

My firefox closes itself, with no error messages. I´ve uninstalled it, removed de %APPDATA%, installed again, and the problem continues. I don´t have a single extension i… (read more)

My firefox closes itself, with no error messages. I´ve uninstalled it, removed de %APPDATA%, installed again, and the problem continues. I don´t have a single extension installed here. I´m running Windows 10. I´ve also tried the " restore firefox" option, but that didn´t work either. Windows Events shows me the failure in plugin-container.exe Nome do aplicativo com falha: plugin-container.exe, versão: 41.0.1.5750, carimbo de data/hora: 0x560b37be Nome do módulo com falha: mozglue.dll, versão: 41.0.1.5750, carimbo de data/hora: 0x560b229d Código de exceção: 0x80000003 Deslocamento da falha: 0x0000ec7f ID do processo com falha: 0x1120 Hora de início do aplicativo com falha: 0x01d0fd3f58fdb860 Caminho do aplicativo com falha: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe Caminho do módulo com falha: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozglue.dll My pc is clean, I´ve run Malware Bytes, Windows Defender AND Avira. Any tips?

Asked by do1984 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I downloaded google earth in this computer lately. What i've noticed different from the way i used it on the other pc was that after returning from street view once, i co… (read more)

I downloaded google earth in this computer lately. What i've noticed different from the way i used it on the other pc was that after returning from street view once, i couldn't exit from "vista a nivel del suelo", later on, after resetting my pc and continue in google earth, when i wished to navigate right or left the earth rotated clock or counter-clockwise. That wouldn't have been a problem if after that, every time i clicked on mozilla firefox, a new page opened whenever i moved the mouse, another click, a new page opened, even if i clicked on firefox icons of the status bar. After resetting once more another error which i found was that the characters were written CAPS and the capslock led wasn´t ON, and vice versa. I wish I could send somebody this report because I think it's a great problem and nobody would notice it because firefox or GEarth never sends a crash report log When i wanted to close Firefox this box appeared "Plugin Container for Firefox dejo de funcionar" Firma con problemas:

 Nombre del evento de problema:    APPCRASH
 Nombre de la aplicación:    plugin-container.exe
 Versión de la aplicación:    39.0.0.5659
 Marca de tiempo de la aplicación:    55934d06
 Nombre del módulo con errores:    mozalloc.dll
 Versión del módulo con errores:    39.0.0.5659
 Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores:    55933a83
 Código de excepción:    80000003
 Desplazamiento de excepción:    00001aa1
 Versión del sistema operativo:    6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.48
 Id. de configuración regional:    11274
 Información adicional 1:    5861
 Información adicional 2:    5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
 Información adicional 3:    01d7
 Información adicional 4:    01d7340064827245f2249cd1f1a7c264


Thank you in advance for your kindness Alfredo C Argentina

Asked by casellaalfredo 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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I downloaded newest version of Firefox & it doesn't work. I Restored to previous & that doesn't work now either. I tried to uninstall Firefox & it won't. Help

See above. I went to my control panel & tried to uninstall Firefox and that just sits there and nothing happens. I cannot use the current version of Firefox as noted … (read more)

See above. I went to my control panel & tried to uninstall Firefox and that just sits there and nothing happens. I cannot use the current version of Firefox as noted above. When I loaded the update first, it says it loaded and then when I tried to use Firefox, it said something about a plug-in canister not working. That's when I restored my computer to a couple of weeks back which got rid of the update and gave me the previous version of Firefox. That does not come up either now. How can I get rid of it and reinstall Firefox from scratch?

Asked by nininger64 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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Plugin container stopped working

Recently on my little brother's Windows 8.1 computer I look in reliability monitor to see if anything happened and for the past week every few days I see plugin-container… (read more)

Recently on my little brother's Windows 8.1 computer I look in reliability monitor to see if anything happened and for the past week every few days I see plugin-container.exe stopped working. I inquire and he says he didn't notice anything crashed or whatever, and said Firefox didn't freeze or anything. In reliability monitor I went to more details and it says the module path was Unity player or something. I'll get on the computer and give more info if needed. And went to crash reports but the last report was from October 31st, nothing on the supposed plugin container crashes that occurred Wednesday, Friday, and today. They play a game called Roblox, but I don't know if that uses plugin container. It seems after updating Adobe Flash to the latest back on October 23rd is when these started, and Firefox is up to date with v42. I saw them occur sometimes, but never so frequently as they are occurring now. What can be causing this to appear in reliability monitor? I don't use the computer so don't know exactly what occurred, but like I said, my brother told me nothing froze or crashed at the time these occurred.

Asked by MedievalMan 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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plugin.container exe suddenly crashes

hi. since a few days ago my firefox on windows xp keeps on crashing when i click on the mouse pad after it opens. it crashes instantly then it stops working at all. this… (read more)

hi. since a few days ago my firefox on windows xp keeps on crashing when i click on the mouse pad after it opens. it crashes instantly then it stops working at all. this is only on my old windows xp but it used to work fine on it before. it keeps on saying plugin.container exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. other firefox programs on my mac and windows 10 work fine. can this be fixed? it just started happening so suddenly.

Asked by Cameron1391 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Plugin container problems persist despite frequent attempts to cure it

I am not a computer expert but I can usually follow and cure problems However . . . this plugin container nonsense is getting worse by the hour. And no, I don't have a bl… (read more)

I am not a computer expert but I can usually follow and cure problems

However . . . this plugin container nonsense is getting worse by the hour. And no, I don't have a bloody virus!

It's the clash between Mozilla and Adobe that's at the heart of this and it's scandalous that nobody is owning up.

I'd like to stay with Firefox, but I'm at the end of my tether.

Is there a solution?

Asked by Jonv 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Plug in failing multiple times ever hour

My Firefox plug in fails constantly. It has failed 6 times since I started writing this message. It is impossible to do anything with this issue, especially when it compl… (read more)

My Firefox plug in fails constantly. It has failed 6 times since I started writing this message. It is impossible to do anything with this issue, especially when it completely resets all of my saved usernames, passwords, and logins every time it happens. It also does not show up as a crash, so according to the crash reports, I haven't had any failures in over a week.

This issue will cause me to cease using Firefox in favor of literally any other browser. I'm a college student who does most of his work online, and I have lost hours of work due to this problem. When Firefox works, I am more than happy to use it. But I won't be able to if this problem persists.

Asked by ihatemycomupter 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago