Open Bug 1083262 Opened 6 years ago Updated 6 years ago

Since update today plugin container is opening when all plugins are disabled


(Core :: General, defect)

31 Branch
Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: janice.merman, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0
Build ID: 20141011074935

Steps to reproduce:

Since update today when I open Firefox plugin container is showing in Task Manager when all plugins are disabled.

Actual results:

Plug in container makes my computer intermittently unresponsive, have to shut it down.

Expected results:

No plugins are enabled, it shouldn't be opening.

Addon Bar has disappeared, despite having Addon Bar restored extension enabled it is not showing.

I am unhappy. Please help.
Component: Untriaged → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
plugin-container.exe is not just used for plugins, and so this may not be a bug at all. If you are using e10s/nightly, this is the content process. It may also be the content process for tab thumbnailing, which is on all channels, or a process to run the OpenH264 plugin. You will need to look at the command line (using a tool like Process Explorer) to figure out what kind of process it is.

It's also not clear what "Plug in container makes my computer intermittently unresponsive" means. That is likely a separate issue.
Flags: needinfo?(janice.merman)
Component: Plug-ins → General
Thank you for your response Benjamin....your help is appreciated.

I have always had a problem with plugin container. With Firefox 24.8.1 ESR, plugin container only showed in Task Manager when I enabled Flash plugin. It is running all the time with the new version 31.2.0 ESR?

When plugin container is running my computer runs slow and then becomes unresponsive.

I have to keep shutting down the new Firefox version, I cannot use it, it's freezing my computer. 

Also lost an add on: Selective Cookie Delete is not showing anymore and Yahoo Mail Notifier is no longer appearing in the Addon Bar.

Where can I download Firefox 24.8.1 ESR please?
Flags: needinfo?(janice.merman)
Bugzilla is not a support system. If you would like support help, please visit and they can assist you. If you are reporting a specific bug, please help by providing information about the command line of plugin-container. You will need to use a tool like Process Explorer to get this information.

The fact that plugin-container is running may or may not have anything to do with your computer running slowly and being unresponsive. We need to know more about the situation to determine that.
Flags: needinfo?(janice.merman)
All I know is that all was fine until Firefox updated to 31.2.0 has crashed a number of times today as well. That doesn't normally happen.

I have submitted a question on the Mozilla Support page.

I want to uninstall this and reinstall 24.8.1, but don't know where I can do that.

I will try to use Process Explorer.

I previously had this same problem when standard Firefox updated to 28.0. I was advised to use ESR instead then, all has been fine until now.
Flags: needinfo?(janice.merman)
Here is the command line you requested (please also see my new message above, thank you):

"C:\Documents and Settings\dell owner\My Documents\Downloads\FirefoxPortableESR\App\Firefox\plugin-container.exe" --channel=1332.10213e30.964639932 -greomni "C:\Documents and Settings\dell owner\My Documents\Downloads\FirefoxPortableESR\App\Firefox\omni.ja" -appomni "C:\Documents and Settings\dell owner\My Documents\Downloads\FirefoxPortableESR\App\Firefox\browser\omni.ja" -appdir "C:\Documents and Settings\dell owner\My Documents\Downloads\FirefoxPortableESR\App\Firefox\browser" - 1332 "\\.\pipe\gecko-crash-server-pipe.1332" tab

I provided you with the command line, as requested (above).

Would you kindly give me an update.

I am worried that I won't be able to use Firefox in future given that I had this exact same problem when standard Firefox updated to 28.0.
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