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Uninstall plugins & addons on Firefox


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#1 Chris030

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 02:06 PM

Hi,

My Firefox starts a bit slow in the past time. I went to check the Addons and the Plugins, there are many deactivated but I can't uninstall them. I can uninstall the Addons that I deactivated but not the Addons that aren't active because of compatibility reasons (for example Kaspersky Virtual Keyboard). I also can't uninstall the Plugins.

 

Is there something I'm missing?

 

I run Firefox 39.0 on a Windows 7 laptop.



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

Try with Avast! Browser Cleanup.



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

That didn't work, it only asked me to uninstall one that I actually want to keep and that I can uninstall by myself.



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:10 PM

From within Firefox, go to "about:plugins".  Scroll down until you see the plugin you want to remove.  Note the listed file and filepath.  For example, Picasas shows up as 'Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\npPicasa3.dll'. 

 

Go the the listed folder, and rename to file (in example above, to 'xnpPicasa3.dll').  Restart Firefox and the plugin should be gone.  Once you are comfortable you got the right file, you can go ahead and delete it. 


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:42 PM

Go the the listed folder, and rename to file (in example above, to 'xnpPicasa3.dll').  Restart Firefox and the plugin should be gone.  Once you are comfortable you got the right file, you can go ahead and delete it. 

Thanks for that, great tip! Delete only the file (in your example 'xnpPicasa3.dll') ?

 

How can I do that for the Addons? As they're not compatible with Firefox 39.0, I can't delete them..


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 09:32 AM

 

Delete only the file (in your example 'xnpPicasa3.dll') ?

 

How can I do that for the Addons? As they're not compatible with Firefox 39.0, I can't delete them..

 

Deleting just the file will stop the plugin from loading.  You may be able to delete the whole folder, but I won't suggest that as a general rule. 

 

I have no idea on how to clean the incompatible Addons. 


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 01:17 PM

Deleting just the file will stop the plugin from loading.  You may be able to delete the whole folder, but I won't suggest that as a general rule. 

 

I have no idea on how to clean the incompatible Addons. 

the 'xnp' in the begining of the name will also stop them right? they don't take much space so I'll leave them there.

 

Thanks for the help! Maybe someone else knows for the Addons.






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