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What is plugin-container.exe? Firefox plugin-container

Vendor:      Mozilla Corporation
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Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: plugin-container.exe is part of plugin-container from Mozilla Firefox2. It has been reported that in Windows and Linux only, it isolates Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins from the main browser, so that if one of those plug-ins crashes, your whole browser does not crash. This was done due to the large number of crashes caused by plug-ins. Plans are to add more plug-ins in later updates to Firefox.

plugin-container.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.66%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 50 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
plugin-container.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xc551411184ccc7a77036e15d04532f72 7/20/2015 8:33:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 263 KB
2 Status 0x4770237e3c98e481d03da5f108bcd26b 1/18/2015 2:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
3 Status 0x3d4f8fe938c6e042293b349e28e69b1f 1/11/2015 10:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
4 Status 0xddb8cca895f08a480a8e16af8b42c928 1/8/2015 2:53:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 15 KB
5 Status 0xf834b06933e51e2266dc4858a0e9dd98 12/27/2014 3:00:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 16 KB
6 Status 0x84975f84e998b2a74406787d619c14bd 12/20/2014 7:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
7 Status 0x11689c761df5fb1b0f96d906db118820 12/7/2014 4:08:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 258 KB
8 Status 0x9fba384f69f905a62a524a44cc95a17b 11/26/2014 8:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 273 KB
9 Status 0x2a40036fa601461b6e11e8a245583531 11/25/2014 1:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 273 KB
10 Status 0x3e27e7ad9999165dadb0e6218123c7bd 11/1/2014 9:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 237 KB
11 Status 0x77605843d0d3d33aba20f156eb3d0940 10/21/2014 6:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 240 KB
12 Status 0x84a1d499dd903c329a5d4e21e255920a 9/18/2014 12:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
13 Status 0x7602e063c892d359245cac89cff092d7 9/10/2014 9:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 237 KB
14 Status 0x155fcb98e8521a017af9b935122e6847 9/6/2014 4:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
15 Status 0xf67c487e7a1c886ac78c28a7d3b566cd 9/6/2014 2:28:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
16 Status 0xf2bd5f3996599d0519c369bb893527db 8/10/2014 12:06:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
17 Status 0xb5855c24c7367b50e4f591007084c3ae 8/9/2014 8:03:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
18 Status 0x9bff674829a6beaba4c8733d758e51cb 8/6/2014 11:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 0 KB
19 Status 0x0dee698f7e5645b2ea50b4d5b61e3c76 7/14/2014 10:37:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
20 Status 0x6735a49552a50e39c352d248d26b7a48 7/7/2014 4:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
21 Status 0x6a08fa0fa8ddd10bb800484b7123127f 7/4/2014 10:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
22 Status 0x8e01d9acd1516a57ae015c21602192e2 7/1/2014 2:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
23 Status 0xceccb9ff4e2c791a0936b523a9a15dfd 6/25/2014 1:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
24 Status 0x5f41add6c1a139a7842674266e1a6e22 6/3/2014 8:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB
25 Status 0x575ab41c45303c826156bff1054106dd 5/30/2014 11:25:00 PM Unknown Unknown Firefox plugin-container 18 KB



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