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How to remove Firefox? Help!


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#1 InventJoy

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:09 PM

Hi, I installed firefox. Bad idea. I keep getting "cannot go to ... page msg" or  "Firefox prevented..... "I don't want to take time to mess wi it. I just want to uninstall & go back to chrome. Went to remove programs  (Windows XP). It tells me I have to close firefox to remove it. How to close it? I have a symbol for chrome but it keeps going to firefox. I'm not a techi. Just want to use my cpu to get business done asap. Can U help me?        thx in advance

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Edited by hamluis, 07 May 2018 - 12:14 PM.
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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

You might try downloading and running the free Revo Uninstaller if you can't remove it using Windows Add/Remove Programs.

 

https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Hi InventJoy,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. :)

In the upper right hand corner you should be able to click on the red X to close Firefox > Attached File  red X.PNG   4.88KB   0 downloads

Otherwise, when you click to restart the computer you should get the option to close all programs. Just close them and allow the computer to reboot. Windows will reload and no programs will be open so you should then be able to navigate to Add/Remove programs, right click and choose uninstall.

jwoods301's advice should work as well.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

Thanks everyone for the quick   excellent instructions. I downloaded revouninstaller & rebooted.  I think firefox is uninstalled. So far, at least, I got here wi no error messages.

 

WARNING: Don't install Firefox. There's a couple of hours of my life wasted that I'll never get back!  

 

Now if If I can just resolve my google problems, life could resume!

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:10 PM

I have used Firefox as my main browser for years with no issues.

 

Sounds like something went sideways with your particular installation.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

 I have used Firefox with no issue for years and install it on every computer that I service without issue. It is an excellent browser.

 

FireFox is the only web browser left that still supports XP. Google Chrome has long ago ended support for XP.

When you visit many pages with Chrome you will see "your browser is no longer supported" across the top. This is why.

FireFox has announced end of XP support this September

 

If you downloaded FireFox from any site other than mozilla.org the file may be corrupted or infected.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

I have to agree with jwoods301 and eyesee. I was introduced to Firefox back in 2009 and never went back to IE. I have installed Google Chrome I gave it a whirl, but it's just not for me. I am not accustomed to change nor do I have the time to play around, tweak it to meet my needs and familiarize myself with it. It took me forever to tweak the settings in Firefox to meet my needs.

This could be the case for you InventJoy. If you do not have the time or patience to learn something new, best to stay with what you know. :)

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

go  to control  panel find  programs, then select firefox   tap  uninstall  feature a few seconds later   clead uninstall.     david



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:28 AM

I've used Firefox on my Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 32bit laptop for years as a browser backup, you can download from FileHippo. If you click Technical its shows

 

Windows 2000 up to Windows 10 no download works on Windows XP I use Firefox 50.0 that works on Windows XP. You can install it in Add/Remove Programs no problem.

 

Firefox is good as it imports all favorites from IE. The annoying thing is updates come out ever couple of days.

 

I have to use Firefox on this forum only because if I use IE11 I can copy text from a file but it won't paste. All other forums work as they should.


Edited by Keithuk, 14 May 2018 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

The annoying thing is updates come out ever couple of days.

 

That's way more than a bit of an overstatement.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

Mozilla Support Says...

 

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