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firefox keeps running and will not turn off

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firefox keeps running and will not turn off

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

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Re: firefox keeps running and will not turn off

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: