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21-Mar-2006, 03:01 PM #1
Totally uninstall Mozilla Firefox
I thought I had uninstalled Mozilla Firefox, but it appears on the computer as if it is still there. I have Windows XP. How can I uninstall all of it for sure?
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21-Mar-2006, 03:06 PM #2
go to MY COMPUTER.....C:...PROGRAMS...find the Mozilla firefox folder and right click on it ..select delete ...and it will be gone

Why are you removing it ???
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21-Mar-2006, 03:57 PM #3
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Originally Posted by novice23
I thought I had uninstalled Mozilla Firefox, but it appears on the computer as if it is still there. I have Windows XP. How can I uninstall all of it for sure?
I usually go in the registry to ferret out those old entries..
Start> Run> type "regedit" then to HKey_Local Machine and then Hkey_Current User, go down to software on both those. Look for Mozilla and there you should see firefox..delete any firefox folders you see...
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run ccleaner www.ccleaner.com -Click 'Issues, then analyze

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21-Mar-2006, 04:32 PM #4
The above will remove parts of it and leave a number of files/folders and registry entries behind. You can reinstall Firefox then remove it from Start>>Control Panel>>Add or Remove Programs to get rid of everything.
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21-Mar-2006, 04:48 PM #5
even after using add/remove the folder will still be there
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21-Mar-2006, 05:20 PM #6
Right, I'm saying Add/Remove should be done before deleting folders or you'll need to reinstall Firefox to get the uninstaller. Don't forgrt to delete the mozilla folders in Application Data under C:\Documents and Settings as well.
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24-Mar-2006, 06:09 PM #7
Wink Uninstalling Mozilla
I installed it again, and then uninstalled it, and I think everything went out that was stuck in the computer. Thank you all. novice 23
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24-Mar-2006, 07:16 PM #8
You won't totally remove it until you delete the profile folder located at

C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Application Data\Mozilla

ps: you need to be able to see hidden files/folders to see the Application Data folder
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24-Mar-2006, 11:25 PM #9
Are you familiar with Firefox?

I can't download anything i used to be able to: pics, vids, music, etc. Can you help?
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25-Mar-2006, 04:56 PM #10
People have advised me to download it again, uninstall it, and then reinstall. See if you get better advice first.
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25-Mar-2006, 05:04 PM #11
When Firefox was installed it creates 2 shortcuts in the All Programs list
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode)


Try using Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode) as this will load Firefox without any installed extensions or themes - and will show if one of these is the culprit.

If not, you may want to create a new profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Ma..._a_new_profile
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