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Firefox plugin removal?

Could someone please tell me how to remove plugins from Firefox in an easy manner. remember not add-ons!

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If you can't use an uninstaller program to remove a plugin, you can remove it manually:

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config, and press EnterReturn.
    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Search for the preference: plugin.expose_full_path.
  3. Double-click on the plugin.expose_full_path preference in the list to change the value to true.
  4. Enter about:plugins into the Location bar to display the About Plugins page.
  5. Each entry in the About Plugins page will have "File name:" followed by a path. Use Windows Explorer to navigateNavigate to the folder shown for the plugin you want to remove.
  6. Rename the file to something other than its normal name - e.g. npswf32 becomes Xnpswf32
The plugin will be removed.

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Download the most popular plugins from the addons website

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7

Not sure that you have the correct plugin OR its not upto date then check this link and it will tell you remember not all plugins are dervived for XPI add-ons like the Microsoft Silverlight Plugin and the DivX Web Player

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

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Another great way to find out what plugins that are loaded into Firefox is to use the my config option in the Mr. Tech Toolkit add-on you may want to check the show descriptions + filename in the options menu to display the DLL file and Version info.

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