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Totally uninstall Mozilla Firefox

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by novice23, Mar 21, 2006.

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  1. novice23

    novice23 Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. happyrck

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    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 ???
     
  3. kidcnote

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    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
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    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.
     
  5. happyrck

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    even after using add/remove the folder will still be there
     
  6. brendandonhu

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    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.
     
  7. novice23

    novice23 Thread Starter

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    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
     
  8. lister

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    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
     
  9. sallyg

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    Are you familiar with Firefox?

    I can't download anything i used to be able to: pics, vids, music, etc. Can you help?
     
  10. novice23

    novice23 Thread Starter

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    People have advised me to download it again, uninstall it, and then reinstall. See if you get better advice first.
     
  11. lister

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    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_Manager#Creating_a_new_profile
     
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