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[SOLVED] plugin container eating up cpu resources

Q: [SOLVED] plugin container eating up cpu resources

hi...i know there's a way through firefox to disable the plugin container (plugin-container.exe in resources at the task manager) and keep it from gobbling up cpu resources, but i can't remember how to do it. i know you just type in something in the browser location bar and from there type in another short piece of text, and from there double-click a couple of items to take the plugin container out of contention for the cpu. does anyone here know what i need to type in at the browser location bar, and at the screen that firefox shows after that? i know what to double-click once i get there. thanks for all help.

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A: [SOLVED] plugin container eating up cpu resources

Type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter.

Type dom.ipc.plugins.enabled in the Filter bar and you should see 4 entries appear as you're typing. Right-click each one of these entries and select Toggle to change their values from True to False, then restart Firefox.

(I've used this setting in Firefox 4 and 5... it works)

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Hello. My Firefox is running slow. Plugin container seems to be hogging resources. Is plugin container malware?

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Hello. My Firefox is running slow. Plugin container seems to be hogging resources. Is plugin container malware?

A:Infected? Firefox running slow. plugin container hogging resources

Hello HalNot a malware but may contain some in the Plug ins..What is plugin-containerSo lets clean that first and see.Disable one by one to see which is the culprit or disable all and see if that helped.How to disable plugins

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I was having problems with too high physical memory usage(highest was 73%) causing my PC to respond slower even during winexplore. I started uninstalling unnecessary programs and disabling unnecessary processes, when I noticed that plugin-container.exe is taking up 23,xxx KB memory while firefox takes up 400,xxxKB. Is this normal? Is there any way I can tone Firefox down to further lessen my PC's physical memory usage? As of now, it's down to 36%.

I usually run either Fraps, Skyrim, or Azureus Vuze while using Firefox. Current active plugins for Firefox are:
Quicktime plugin
Java Platform
Java Deployment toolkit
Shockwave Flash

A:Plugin container for firefox and firefox eating up memory

Unless you're very limited in ram, its nothing to worry about. I've stressed FF to eat up to 4GB or ram and another 4 for the Plugin Container.

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Hi All,

When using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox I keep getting from time to time a warning telling Me that Plugin Container has stopped working, I have the latest version of Flash player and Nvidia Drivers for My Graphics card but the problem still keeps arising from time to time ..!

My Graphics card is a Nvidia AMD Radeon HD 7900 series.


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A:Solved: Plugin container crashes

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Hi All,
Could You please help Me ?
I occasionally get a window telling Me that Plugin container in firefox has crashed....... You folks got any idea on how I can resolve this issue ???

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: plugin-container.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 54224e6b
Fault Module Name: mozalloc.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 54221b67
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 0000141b
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

A:Solved: Plugin Container Mozilla Firefox

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Recently, I was given a laptop in which the OS environment is XP SP3. Since I started using the machine, there have been an untold number of problems that have occurred that seem to point to ntdll.dll {5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)} and plugin-container.exe. To help you all understand the situation, I use Firefox, not IE.

It doesn't seem to matter whether or not I've installed addins to my browser. The problem is most prevalent whenever I run streaming audio which requires the Flash plugin.


After ~ 30 minutes (the length of time is never consistent) of listening to streaming audio, the browser either hangs, or crashes...sometimes, I have to end the firefox.exe process via Task Manager. Here's an example of the details logged in Event Viewer-->Application:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 01.10.2011
Time: 03:40:55
User: N/A
Computer: JSHELTON
Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x0000100b.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 6c 75 ure plu
0018: 67 69 6e 2d 63 6f 6e 74 gin-cont
0020: 61 69 6e 65 72 2e 65 78 ainer.ex
0028: 65... Read more

A:Solved: XP SP3 and plugin-container.exe issues with module ntdll.dll

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Hi All,

I have a problem with Mozilla Firefox...... it keeps crashing and tells Me that Plugin container has stopped working. I have scoured the web for a fix for this issue to no avail.
I have update My flash and shockwave to the latest versions.
The description copied and pasted below.
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1

Application Name: firefox.exe

Application Version:

Application Timestamp: 55fb5aff

Hang Signature: d7b4

Hang Type: 32

Waiting on Application Name: plugin-container.exe

Waiting on Application Version:

OS Version: 6.1.7601.

Locale ID: 2057

Additional Hang Signature 1: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

Additional Hang Signature 2: e7e1

Additional Hang Signature 3: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

Additional Hang Signature 4: d7b4

Additional Hang Signature 5: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

Additional Hang Signature 6: e7e1

Additional Hang Signature 7: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

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A:Plugin container


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i have finally found a real resort to removing this damn virus out of my system, but it will take you a whole day.
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Are you familiar with plugin-container.exe in FFI want to disable it, but I have some questionsThis is what I found;plugin-container.exehttps://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/713600You can disable the plugincontainer.exe by1) going typing in about:config in the address bar 2) type in "dom.ipc" 3) disable the 4 values that say trueHowever when I get there it looks like this ;dom.ipc.plugins.enabled default boolean true dom.ipc.plugins.java.enabled default boolean falsedom.ipc.plugins.parentTimeoutSecs default integer 0dom.ipc.plugins.processLaunchTimeoutSecs default integer 45dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs default integer 45dom.ipc.processCount default integer 1My question is how to disable the one true I find there ?

A:Are you familiar with plugin-container.exe in FF

What version of F/fox are you using, still 3.6 ?? The version was updated over 6 monfhs ago -Anyway see this >> To disable, see here >> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=9530495#p9530495 I would suggest you type about:config in the addressbar (note, that there are no spaces in that) and search for ipc in the seachbox at the top of the about:config page.No mention of >> type in "dom.ipc" Link edited -

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I've got FF v.3.6.20 and with one tab open and the recent "plugin-container" running after a little flash player action, task manager says, between the two
they take approx. 80,000 K of RAM

Chrome v.13.0.782.112 m with one tab open is sucking up approx. 180,000 K of RAM. task mngr. also shows 5 processes named "chrome.exe"

after reading that, Chrome still loads as fast or faster than FF.

I'm not all up on what my browsers do with RAM and how/if that effects page-loading

Can someone please explain this to me?


A:FF3 + plugin-container vs Chrome

With tabbed web browsers it's normal to have several instances of the browser running in processes. There's one for each open tab, but that does not in any way effect page-loading times. Google Chrome uses a different browser engine, and that's what makes the difference.

Firefox 3 is in any case well out of date now by several versions. The latest is v6.0 so you should consider updating it to enjoy the extra security and new features -- it's faster too.

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So I'm using the latest version of Firefox and Flash player, and for some reason the plugin-container will lock up in certain situations.

If I play quake through quakelive.com and exit a match, at any time, the plugin locks up, have to open task manager and kill the process.

If I'm on youtube, foxnews, or any other place using flash for video, and navigate away from the site, or select a different video it locks up.

Now this only happens the first time I try to leave a page or exit a game. Once I kill the process and bring the page / game up it all runs perfectly fine no matter what video I click on, new page I go to, or play 10 - 20 games.

It happens no matter how much memory the plugin is using as well. it could be 15,000kb or 235,000kb.

Not really sure how to troubleshoot a problem like this, so any advice would be welcome.

A:plugin-container.exe Halts

Disable plugin-container.exe and see if it makes any difference.


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If you upgraded your FF you may/may not have problems with it's plugin-container.exe. It apparently causes crashes/lock ups of FF on some systems, slowdowns on others.

I saw some reports associated with this file, which takes up (in some instances) an inordinate amount of RAM, thus causing the browser to lock up.

Some AV/Malware programs are registering it as Malware.

On a personal note, it really does bug me that the file REQUIRES internet access (*and there is no option to bypass or disable it). If you don't allow it, some sites that require flash just won't load.

Aside from that, no problems with the new browser.

For release notes:


A:Firefox 3.6.4/plugin-container.exe

Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386

On a personal note, it really does bug me that the file REQUIRES internet access. If you don't allow it, some sites that require flash just won't load.

How else do you expect it to get content that resides online then? To put it into perspective, when Firefox encounters a plugin required container (object, embed) in the HTML it diverts those off to plugin-container.exe to handle and download the necessary resources it supports. So of course it needs access to the internet. It would be no different denying Firefox internet access.

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Hi I have notice that this plugin container.exe file is using too much resources of my computer. Can I turn it off??

A:What is plugin container in firefox?

What is plugin-container

edit: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/704242

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Recently when I use Firefox to surf on the Internet, I always have like 5-6 tabs opened. After 5-10 minutes, the browser is running very slowly and sometimes at the top bar it says (Not Responding). It is like a performance drop, changing tabs is slow, scrolling down a page is slow. I check the Task Manager it uses like 1907.23 MB of Memory and it shows 99% of Memory used.

I always have to end the Firefox process and open it again and restore my last session. It always use 150-180 MB of Memory at the first minute. But the longer I keep Firefox open, even on Minimize, my computer slows down and again it use 99% of Memory so I have to end process again. This happens over and over again. And when I check my Crash Dumps folder, I saw a lot of plugin-container dump files.

So how do I solve this issue? It's not a big deal though but I want a solution.

EDIT: Firefox is my preferred browser, I don't really like Chrome and not to mention Internet Explorer.

A:Firefox plugin-container

First, make sure you have the latest version of Firefox ie. 38.01
Next, right click on the Title, and select Menu Bar. From the Menu, click on Help->Restart With Add-Ons disabled to see if you experience the same problem.

If the problem is gone then go to Tools->Menu->Add-ons and disable all the add-ons then re-enable one by one until you experience the same problem then you might have a bad add-on.

If the the problem still persist. Tools->Options and create a SYNC account and sign-in. This will save all your Bookmarks, Add-ons etc...
then uninstall Firefox completely.

Next, download and install Firefox again then sign in to SYNC to get back all bookmarks, add-ons etc...

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I have built a computer and have just set it up for the internet and ativated WindowsXP. When I dial in,a process called DLLHOST.EXE uses 80-100% of the processer and has about 3500kb of memory held hostage. If I disconnect, it stops but still retain memory. I slows the comp down to a halt & can't even use Windows update or surf the web(too slow). I thought that maybe Windows update might fix it but I'm not sure.

A:[SOLVED] DLLHOST.EXE is eating up resources

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Whe I boot up this machine the cpu is pegged at 100%. cust.exe is using all of the resources. Anyone seen this before? Here is a log if needed. Thanks for the help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:57:38 PM, on 8/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\HandsFree\Client\srvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Solved: Cust.exe eating all resources

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When I boot up my pc lsass.exe is eating all of the resources for at least 10 minutes and then it finally drops out and the machine speeds back up. Is there anyway to keep this from happening?

A:Solved: lsass.exe eating pc resources

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Every time I look in task manager Firefox 6.0.2 has multiple Plugin-container.exe tasks open. Why is this? There is always 5 or more open, one time I counted 12 separate plugin-container.exe files open. Is this always an issue with Firefox? I have seen this issue since Firefox 4.

A:Firefox plugin-container issue

Quite normal: Plugin-container and out-of-process plugins - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Regarding Adobe flash player, I'd like to know if it incorporates the Firefox Plugin Container for those on Firefox? Does it use that program to help update itself perchance and is it necessary for Flash usage in any way? Just wondering. Thanks.

A:Flash Player and FF Plugin Container

Note: The following, before my response, is from a little panel posting just above my post. Apparently, the Quoting mechanism in this forum is not working as it cannot quote things properly. Likewise, the little HTML panel where one posts or issues replies is frozen and I have to manually write the HTML for certain things.

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I get this message occur quite frequently when I close Firefox.-

Plugin container.exe - application error

What is causing this and how can I prevent this from happening ?


A:Plugin container.exe - application error

Which version of Firefox?

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I enjoy watching Netflix, which plays perfectly well on my system. However, if I try to go back to a previous scene or skip ahead, my whole computer freezes up, with plugin-container.exe taking up 99% of CPU. I get the problem regardless of which browser I'm using -- I've tried Firefox, Chrome, and IE. This problem started very suddenly a few weeks ago. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Silverlight, but it didn't solve the problem. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?Mod Edit: Removed pointless links - Hamluis.

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HP 2000 notebook
Microsoft Windows 8.1
A dialogue box appeared on computer display, see attached jpeg screenshot labeled firefox av detect and I clicked Protect me.
I am not sure if this is a false positive.  I ran whole computer scan using AVG and nothing was detected. 
Thank you for any support or advice.

A:Firefox plugin container blocked

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start

Task: {F19A87B8-A235-4CC6-BAC7-800E38BCBCEF} - System32\Tasks\AVG-Secure-Search-Update_0615pit_RML => C:\ProgramData\Avg_Update_0615pit\AVG-Secure-Search-Update_0615pit.exe
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:036B81D9 [171]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:0C98AF11 [131]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:14B00291 [71]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:1B506EA3 [127]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:2707D83A [286]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:2CB9631F [134]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:3153EA7B [144]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:36AAD0E5 [151]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:36D38783 [149]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:3C18D47C [502]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:41F95813 [520]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:4B6A9FDA [163]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:4FA837B4 [123]
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This has been a recurring problem with the 32-bit versions of Firefox that I've used in the past. I've now switched to the current 64-bit version (43.0) only to find that this problem is occurring.
I had been keeping the 32-bit version bug at bay using the user environment variable "MOZ_DISABLE_OOP_PLUGINS" but that no longer works for the 64-bit version. I've gone so far as to add "64" to the variable in several different ways but none of those worked.

Any suggestions on a fix or workaround for this?

A:Mozilla Firefox 43.0 (64-bit) - PlugIn Container Crash Problem

Suggest: Clean install flash player.

Flash Player removal tool: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...r-windows.html

Make sure you follow all steps including step 3d

%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player

Confirm deletion by attempting to navigate to the above folders once they have been deleted.

Important: Step 4.1
Restart your computer before fresh installing flash player.

Other stuff you can try:

Backup your profile (bookmarks and extensions)

MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

Uninstall Firefox and delete leftovers:


Include these steps:

To remove other files and folders that may not be removed by the uninstall, you must manually delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations by default:
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

Pess the Windows key +R to open a Run dialog, type in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\ and click OK to open the Mozilla folder, then delete the Firefox folder.
Reboot. Clean install Firefox then restore your bookmarks and extensions from the Mozbackup file that you saved.


Test Cyberfox 64bit Portable to see if you get the same problem. You would need the AMD x64 version (portable)


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So I know that WMP isn't the best when it comes to memory usage, but in the past few days it has gotten ridiculous. I've always used WMP for both music and video, and never really had any problems. But recently, when I start playing a media file with it, the memory usage just spikes. I'm talking Task Manager telling me the Memory Usage is going to 350,000+ K five seconds into a video. And at that, it is just all together really slow, if I tell it to go fullscreen, it takes about 10 seconds or so for it to do so completely. At the same time, the interface is just slow, I click to pause, and 6 or 7 seconds later it does so. Now, I was using WMP 10, and I decided maybe it is time to upgrade to WMP 11. Still happened, but it was going 400,000+ K instead of sticking around 350,000. At this point I reverted to 10, and now I'm back to square one. I have alternate methods to play my media, I mean for the past week I've been using foobar 2000 for music and VLC with videos, but I really liked using WMP, and would like to try and figure out the cause of this spike in memory use. Any ideas?

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I am having trouble accessing Windows media player. When I look at a clip it goes into freeze mode, my mouse stops working and then internet explorer crashes. I've run virus search, spyware search and spybot serach. The only thing that came up was Win32 trojan and IEXPLORE.exe . They were supposedly clean but still getting same problem.

Any help would be appreciated. Posting HJT Log below.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:29:49 AM, on 9/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\RhinoSoft.com\Serv-U\ServUDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distil... Read more

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After having it freezing now its crashing here's the crash report,the only plugin that i have is the shockwave flash 1500189,ff version:33.1 this happened on older versions too

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: plugin-container.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 545c0a59
Fault Module Name: mozalloc.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 545be5ee
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 00001425
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Event viewer:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 11/12/2014 11:07:21 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Aurora
Faulting application name: plugin-container.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x545c0a59
Faulting module name: mozalloc.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x545be5ee
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00001425
Faulting process id: 0x6ac
Faulting application start time: 0x01cffeabbd755cc2
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozalloc.dll
Report Id: 204817ac-6a9f-11e4-847b-9cd24bab57fb
Event Xml:
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A:Firefox crashing (plugin container for firefox has stopped working)

Go to Index page ? mozillaZine Forums ; on the right-side of the screen, in the search box for Boards, enter "plugin container crashes" (without the quotation marks) and read some of the threads, which may lead you to the solution.

My quick look at a few of those threads indicated that hardware acceleration may be the culprit; if you need help with that, do another search for that subject.

There was an amusing incident on mozillaZine recently concerning hardware acceleration: One person posted a vituperative message blaming the moderators for frequently suggesting turning off hardware acceleration on the grounds that doing that had never helped a single person.

The very next thread I read was from a person thanking the moderators: He had been told to try turning off hardware acceleration, he did so, and his problem was solved.

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This runs off and on continually, 3 or 4 seconds on, then off... if you're typing for instance, screen freezes, then catches up with you. What can I do, where did it come from? I have no jobs in any printer file to print, can find no reason for it to run. Thanks!!

A:spoolsv.exe eating up resources

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:41:44 PM, on 1/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\CMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
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My computer is running incredibly slow. I ran all the anti spyware I have and ran a cleanup and defrag. I went into the task manager and cust.exe is using 98 percent of the cpu. Has someone seen this before? Anyone help? Thanks!

A:cust.exe eating CPU resources. PLEASE HELP!

Do you know what program uses that process? I had a similar problem. And when I canceled that process(it wasn't called cust.exe but MOH.exe, and no it wasn't medal of honor) it fixed it... But doing that also shut that needed program down. The program was a call catching Program used by my modem. I tried insalling teh software from numerus sources and it still used up llike 78-98% of my proc. I installed a different modem with the same Netwaiting software. And it fixed it. So try stopping that process and see if it stops a critical program that you use.

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As of a few hours ago what I presume is a virus of some sort has attached itself to my computer and is using all of my system resources, causing a severe lack of speed and causing icons on my desktop/start menu not to display.

As soon as the virus runs during startup I'm unable to access Task Manager to check out exactly what it is that's causing the problem. Irritating.
When I do try to open Task Manager, the computer just thinks for a few seconds and then nothing happens.

I've tried scanning with Ad-Aware 6 SE in Safe Mode but this didn't fix the problem. Norton Anti-Virus wouldn't work in Safe Mode.

I've used msconfig to customize my startup options but this hasn't worked either.

If anyone would be able to shed some light on my situation, I'd be eternally grateful.

-(Currently doing what Geekgirl suggested and reading over the malware removal guide - sorry for posting before I read it, it's 1.20am here and I'm half-asleep thus didn't notice it was there)

A:Virus eating resources..

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Hi, this is my first post on here. I was trying to troubleshoot the problem myself, but could not find a solution. Everytime I start my computer (P3 933 Mhz, 256mb Ram, Windows XP Pro) I find that roughly 70% of the resources are being used by a svchost.exe process. IT is only using roughly 13-16k of memory in the task manager list under processes, however. I know this is eating the resources because when I end this particular service, the CPU usage drops to between 0-3%. I tried following some other threads on here but could not really do much with them.

I have downloaded ad-aware 6.0 with the updates and used Spy-bot to delete all the spyware they have found, but it still is doing this. The only way I have around it is ending the process (which also happens to run my sound devices or something because I get no sound when this process ends). I have done a tasklist /svc in the command prompt and here are the results:

Image Name PID Services
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System Idle Process 0 N/A
System 4 N/A
smss.exe 392 N/A
csrss.exe 476 N/A
winlogon.exe 500 N/A
services.exe 544 Eventlog, PlugPlay
lsass.exe 556 PolicyAgent, ProtectedStorage, SamSs
svchost.exe 724 RpcSs
svchost.exe 776 AudioSrv, BITS, Browser, CryptSvc, Dhcp,
dmserver, ERSvc, EventSystem,
lanmanserver, lanmanworkstation, Netman,
Nla, Schedule, seclogon, SENS,
ShellHWDetection, TermService, Themes,
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A:SVCHOST.EXE Eating ~70% Resources

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I've been having problems with wlcomm.exe running in the background eating up all my resources. It seems to be directly tied to Windows Live Messenger, because when I close it and wlcomm.exe performance goes back to normal. I'm assuming it's a registry problem, heres my hjt log, hopefully someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:14:04 PM, on 13/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Keyboard Manager\OSD Utility\OSDManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienFusionController.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\WebPortal\SDClientMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
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A:wlcomm.exe eating up resources


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Explorer is eating up about 70% of my processor usage, all the time.
If I disable it through the task manager's resource monitor, the desktop is unusable.
What can I do to free more of my CPU when I need it?
I run Windows 7 on a Dell Precision T3500 workstation that is a little sluggish.
Thanks for your help

A:explorer.exe eating up resources

Is this a new install? It may be indexing your drive(s) which can take a few hours if you have a lot of stuff, expeciall like videos and images, should go away on it's own after a bit...

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Upon booting my laptop, explorer.exe eats up a huge amount of my resources on task manager, and it continues to do so even after startup is complete. I imagine I have malware on my PC. It only goes back to 0 after i end process/restart explorer.exe. I've run malwarebytes on quick scan and found nothing, but a complete scan will usually freeze well into the scan. I've included an HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:58:50, on 1/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPFNF6R.exe
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A:Explorer.exe eating resources..

Oh, and the Laptop is a Lenovo T61 Running Windows XP SP3

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For a month or so sometimes after the startup svchost.exe is eating up the CPU resources.

Today (using Process Explorer) I finally found the exact culprit that was eating about 13% of the CPU right after startup, it stopped after a couple of minutes but it's irritating nonetheless.

Service: wuauserv

Start address: wuaueng.dll!DllInstall+0x57c0

This wasn't happening ever before (except for the last month or so). Can it be fixed?

Thank you!

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I discovered that program Plugin.exe was using 90% of my system resources. A search of the C: drive found 9 copies of the file -- all of different sizes. There is also plugincontainer.exe. They can't be stopped from running in Task Manager because they come back as soon as i delete them.

A:Program Plugin.exe is using a lot of my resources.

You have Firefox and have a lot of plug ins with it, believe this is where it may be coming from. Does it happen when browsing ?
Scan for Viruses, malware ?

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My computer resources are being drained by SVChost.exe. In task manager I see 14 of them running with one running at over 113,000K and another 2 in the 30,000 - 40,000 range. I am at a loss on what to do, since I know they are system processes but do not know what processes are causing the problems. Any ideas or help on where to start with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:SVCHost.exe eating up system resources

Basically services run within svchost.exe, so they can vary, if you get Process Explorer, it allows you to look at whats happening in greater detail, so you can determine whats causing the problem!

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My workstation computer is having really bad performance issues and I have reason to believe that these two files have a lot to do with the issue. Please advise.

A:SVCHOST.EXE and DLLHOST.EXE eating up my resources

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until Iíve given you the ìAll clear.î  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Hello - This weekend I shut off and rebooted my computer. When it powered back on, I got the blue screen of death. I rebooted in regular mode and got logged in this time, however, services.exe was using approximately 80% of the CPU capacity - continuously.

I have searched a number of forums and postings and although I see a number of similar issues with services.exe, none of them are precisely what I have:

Services.exe is hogging 80% whether in safe mode or regular log in. I have tried a number of fixes:

In flash scan MBAB found nothing

In quick scan SUPERAntispyware found 290 file threats, all were deleted/quarantined - all appeared to be tracking cookies.

TDSS Root kit found nothing

TDSS Fix Tool from Symantec found nothing

Norton Internet Security found 1 cookie and it was deleted. (Norton was run in regular boot mode)

C:\windows\temp folder was emptied

In process explorer the culprit is services.exe: Threads under services include: umpnpmgr.dll+0xbd5b (1 of 2), kernel32.dll+0x106f9 (3 or more instances - sometimes as many as 8) all taking approximately equal amounts of processing resources.

Other odd things of note:

-I have no internet connectivity
-DNS addresses do not appear to be legit ( and I do not remember what these were before, but they dont look familiar. I released and renewed in command prompt and these addresses returned. I tried to enter some public DNS addresses through the control panel in order to regain connectivity,... Read more

A:Services.exe eating all system resources...

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Something is taking up all my system resources causing my computer crash a lot, I?ve noticed a process called iYogiURLHit.exe isconsuming my 16-20 MB of RAM even after un-installing the support dock program from my computer, any idea about this program? Is this suspicious?

File location C: \Program Files\iYogi SupportDock\Services\

Ziyad, Bangalore

A:Support dock process is eating up my resources, please help!


2 things you can do to prevent this...

1, type services into the start search and press enter. Once opened, find the entry for the support dock, double click it and change it to 'manual'.

2, type msconfig into the start search and click the 'Startup' tab. Find the support dock entry and de-select it.

You will have to restart after each/both of these changes have been made

Hope this helps


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I think im INFECTED but it appears to only affect on account.. other user accounts seem to be ok.. as far as i can tell..
i think i may be infected by a Trojan or some sorta virus.. the computer is acting very sluggish even though i have 3meg of mem and a 2 core AMD 3.2 GHZ running in vista OS.. i have done a number of virus scans, Panda, and Avast. and in the process of running a full scan in safe mode with Malwarebytes... so far no virus detected, i do notice that in safe mode i dont get near the hit on the resources as i would in regular logon..
i have HijackThis installed if you need that information... other then that im pretty well stuck, have Google all i can on the possible explorer.exe process and it says its legit, helps with display of icons and graphics in windows vista..

by Resources i mean CPU usage.
symptoms -- sluggish computer all web browsing or any application just slows to a crawl..
when i start the computer and log on i check my resource manager and its any where from 76% to 100% CPU usage..
no virus detected with any Anti Virus i have tried including MS Anti Virus Security,, the computer is just not preforming like it did a even a few days ago.. not sure what else to add but i suspect the process Explorer.exe is infected.. not looking forward to having to do a full reinstall
help,,, what is my next course of action..

really stuck on this one..

now i have ran Malwarebytes and it found Rougeinstaller and removed it..
i am no... Read more

A:Explorer.exe is eating up my resources.. Virus? Vista

i hate to do this, its bad form.. but Bump...
im still infected, im not sure why or what is going on but it all results in processing taking 100% of CPU..
i suspect my explorer.exe is infected but i it may be a number of other issues... i could really use some help on doing a proper virus detection..
malware bytes.. is just showing up as clean...
please help...


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Support dock process is eating up my resources, please help!

Something is taking up all my system resources causing my computer crash a lot, I?ve noticed a process called iYogiURLHit.exe isconsuming my 16-20 MB of RAM even after un-installing the support dock program from my computer, any idea about this program? Is this suspicious?

File location C: \Program Files\iYogi SupportDock\Services\
OS: Windows XP SP3

Ziyad, Bangalore

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Ive noticed that my computer has been running very slow of late forcing programs closed and giving various slow downs on others. Wondering if it could be malware cause im noticing that in the task manager my computers "system" process is eating up almost 60k more then it normally does.
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Default at 12:29:46.00 on Thu 06/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2373 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
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A:"System" Process is eating up resources possibly due to worm

Hello kandax and welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum, Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.Please post the contents of that document.****************Disable Ad-Watch to make sure it won't interfere fixing.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these places:http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti...&tag=buttonhttp://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.htmlhttp://www.besttechie.net/mbam/mbam-setup.exeDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. * Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan. * The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) * The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. * Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anyt... Read more

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Alright. So, not too far back, I got an Xbox 360, and I thought it'd be kind of cool to connect it with my computer so I can watch all my videos on a tv instead of a tiny monitor. So I added all my videos and music to the Windows Media Player library. This setup worked, but with a big problem - whenever WMP was open, the process running it was taking up about 100 megs of ram. On a 512 ram system, that's a problem.

I figured that maybe the huge amount of media (well over 50 gigs) that WMP was having to keep track of was bogging it down, so I went through and removed all the files fro the library (which took ages since my computer was lagging very badly) and told WMP not to monitor ANY folders.

Well, that didn't fix the problem. Now, whenever I open WMP, it starts chugging, and the next thing I know my CPU is at 100% and the WMP process is the culprit. It doesn't have ANY files in the library, so it's beyond me what's going on with it.

It could be the pathetic specs of this thing (2 GHz Celeron processor, 512 Mb ram), but I hope not, because I can't afford to upgrade right now.

Throw your thoughts at me, I think while I wait I'll try a reinstall of WMP.

A:Windows Media Player 11 eating resources like they're candy - help!

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Hi Guys
My sixth post I think!
I am running:
Pentium 3
Winxp pro 2nd edition
10gb and 80gb h/drives
400mb memory
Windows Firewall
AVG anti virus
Spy Bot Search and Destroy
etc etc etc
Problem one is this: My pc has gradually slowed down to a stop with pages and software freezing etc I have used Cacheman and Task Manager and both tell me that I am running over 35-40+ processes and cpu is at 100% for the life of me I dont understand what is running ? I have ran Spy bot and Adaware and cleaned things up ......still slow and stopping and need help here are all the processes nessassary? And how do I speed up my system?

Problem Two
I have two Hard drives a 10gb and 80gb I keep getting told I need to free up space on the 10gb hdrive but dont know how to do it and what to use ?I would like to move windows etc over to the other drive can someone help please!?
This machine is my lifeline to the outside world so please help!
Thanks Guys and Guyesses!! just going to get a hammer ready!!!!!!

A:XP Very very slow "Eating my resources"HELP

1. Select Start and Run, and type: MSCONFIG

then click OK, select the Startup tab, and uncheck all non Windows option except your virus scanner and firewall. Then reboot. Normally you will never have a problem, but if you do you can repeat the process and re-check any you find were needed.

2. You could move your data and Windows swap file to the second hard drive to free up space on the first drive. Use My Computer and Drag and Drop to move the folders. You can even move the My Documents folder, and Windows will automatically reconfigure your applications to use it from your new hard drive. For instruction how to move the swap file, see the link: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/.../proddocs/en-us/computer_maint_perf_mgmt.mspx

The link also include some other performace improvement tips.

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I am in my second year of my Software Engineering BSc and was set this problem over the summer by one of my lecturers to either solve yourself or find out how to do it if you can't, so here I am ..

The problem I have been presented with is to create a program where the user can enter what cargo they wish to load into a container, it's size (i.e. width, length, height), and how many of that type of cargo there is. The user can then specify the size of the container they wish to put this cargo into. The application must then calculate if it is possible to fit all this cargo inside the container and if it fits, how to stack the cargo inside the container.

Now I have been doing this in C++ using QT as a frontend gui for the visualizing the whole thing as well as entering the data however there are so many variables that are in play that writing an function that does this successfully is prooving to be quite difficult and was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to solve this problem..

This is what I have so far:

I started by creating two structures to hold both the Container Details and the Details of each bit of cargo:
struct CargoDetails { //Structure to hold container details
std::string ContainerName;
double Width, Height, Length, Weight;
int NumAmount;
} AddedCargo[100];

struct ContainerDetails { //Structure to hold container details
std::string ContainerName;
double Width, Height, Length, Weight;
}SelectedCont... Read more

A:Solved: Will Cargo fit in container program (C++)

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