TallTexan
(1000+ posts)
09/25/04 01:56 PM
How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

this program slows my PC bigtime. I don't want it anymore. However, I can't delete from the "Add or Remove Programs" list. it simply isn't there.

Anyone have any advice? thanks in advance.

blacklab
(500+ posts)
09/25/04 02:25 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

I assure you that firefox is not the issue. Right click on a blank area of the grey bar at the bottom of your screen and select task manager. Click on the second tab "Processes" and click on the cpu column header. This will show what's using your cpu. You may have some spyware or crap ware slowing you down. You can goto download.com and get spybot or adaware to clean up your system.

If you really want to remove firefox, goto my computer on your desktop, then c drive then progam files then mozilla firefox then uninstall folder and run the uninstall program there.

TallTexan
(1000+ posts)
09/25/04 02:53 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

thanks blacklab.

i tried to uninstall the program & i had a few problems:

1) there is a "Mozilla Firefox" & "Mozilla Firefox (2)"
2) "Mozilla Firefox" had an uninstall program. I double clicked on the "UninstallFirefox" icon & got this

"0 : Uninstall log folder not found:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\[Product CurrentVersion]\Uninstall\Uninstall Log Folder"

3) For "Mozilla FireFox (2)", there is an uninstall folder, but within there is only a text document called "install_wizard1".

do you know what's going on? thanks again

blacklab
(500+ posts)
09/25/04 04:50 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

sounds like you installed it twice.
you can try copying the uninstall from mf/uninstall to mf (2)/uninstall and run it from there. The program looks like it uses the text file to tell it what to uninstall.

Touchdown_Texas
(100+ posts)
09/26/04 01:48 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

I've got firefox myself....haven't had a problem yet.

Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/26/04 03:35 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

I threw in the towel on IE last week and downloaded Firefox. Definite improvement.

I would second the idea that your problem is not the browser.

Sii
(1000+ posts)
09/26/04 06:21 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

firefox = greatness

it blows the shit out of IE

It doesnt slow down your system...you must have another problem

happy fun ball
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 12:14 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Wow - that processes thing is cool. I have suspected I have spyware weighing me down too. It says I have AcroRd32.exe and SVCHOST.EXE using about 14,000 K apiece. Ive also got 3 or 4 others I do not recognize hanging down around 4,000 K. Are either of those above spywear, does anyone know?

Also, is Spywear Stormer, Noadware, or Spybot any good to wipe them out?

jshorns03
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 12:41 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Neither of those are spyware.

Put processes you think might be spyware into google and usually you can find a link (the first one usually) that will tell you waht program it is.

blacklab
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 01:04 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

AcroRd32.exe is adobe acrobat reader
SVCHOST.EXE is a generic host process name for services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs)

niether are spyware. spybot and adaware are my 2 favorite spyware removers. I also recommend installing zone alarm on your computer. It asks you if it's ok for a program to access the internet. If you don't have any idea what it is it may be spy/ad ware. All of these programs are available at download.com

happy fun ball
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 01:18 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Thanks to both you guys.

schnarkle
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 01:39 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

do not go back to the dark side (IE).

Firefox (especially the new 1.0 preview version) is the proverbial bomb.



Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/27/04 03:12 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Do any of you tech gurus know if I can download the Google and SBC Yahoo toolbars for Google, or are they still IE only?

blacklab
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 03:20 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

there are bunch of extensions here:
texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/
including a google toolbar.

my favorite extensions are
All-in-One Gestures - use your mouse and right button to go back, reload, go fwd, etc. Once you start using it you'll wonder how you got along with out it.

Tabbrowser Extensions - control the way the tabs work. reorder them, color them, set up bookmarks that open a bunch of tabs all at once.

longhrnfan
(2500+ posts)
09/27/04 08:43 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

firefox is the greatest browser I have ever had.

TexasOwnzYou
(5000+ posts)
09/27/04 09:25 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

hehe, i'm stickin to myie2 (ie with a wrapper).

btw, you can end task acro..32 if you are not viewing any pdf files.

acrobat sometimes tends to stay in memory even though u're long done viewing a pdf.

Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/27/04 05:19 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

blacklab - Thanks for the link, but when I download the Google from that link, it reinstalls on my IE. I don't see an option to direct it to Firefox. I also want to install my SBC Yahoo toolbar on Firefox, if you have any thoughts. Thanks.

blacklab
(500+ posts)
09/27/04 08:37 PM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Click on the install button at the bottom of the box. It should take you here: http://downloads.mozdev.org/googlebar/XPI-firefox-1_0pr.xpi

doesn't look like sbc/yahoo has anything for firefox yet, I'd email them and bitch. I wish they would so I could convert my Dad over.

Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/28/04 02:13 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

I did e-mail them. After 3 paragraphs of congratulating themselves on answering my question, they finally told me no SBC toolbar for Firefox.

Thanks for the link on the other.

BurntOrangeOrder
(2500+ posts)
09/28/04 02:22 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Foxfire OWNS all other browsers.

Bob Wills
(2500+ posts)
09/28/04 04:05 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

What is so nice about the SBC toolbar? Just curious.

Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/28/04 08:53 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Nothing, now that you mention it.

They did throw in some pretty effective anti-virus software though.

Longhorn Al
(5000+ posts)
09/29/04 11:45 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Definitely end task on that Acrobat Reader. It eats up memory. That thing kills my computer. When I'm done reading a .pdf, I make sure to close that out.

At times, Firefox will start eating up my memory. But I've got an old computer, so I'm sure it's not bad on one with more RAM and a faster cpu. It's the best browser out there. I hate going back to the lab at school and trying to surf without tabs.

MaduroBU
(2500+ posts)
09/30/04 12:04 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

You should wipe your HD every year or so. Use your Windows CD.

Black Scholes
(1000+ posts)
09/30/04 01:19 AM
Re: How do I remove Mozilla Firefox?

Do you mean do a clean reinstall?