Remove FireFox Plugin

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  1. LegolasFett

    LegolasFett Registered Member

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    I am using VLC Player and when installing it, it asked if I wanted to install the FireFox plugin. Stupidly I said yes and it has been nothing but trouble causing Firefox to close down randomly. I know it is the VLC Plugin as Firefox tells me it is. I cannot find a way to remove the plugin within FF. I have already uninstalled VLC hoping the plugin would go with it, but no luck. I would assume the next step is to just un/reinstall FF which I prefer not to do. Any help would be great.

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  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    In FF under tools/extensions there is the option to remove extensions. see screen shot
     

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    LegolasFett Registered Member

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    I don't want to remove an extension or a theme. I want to remove a plugin. If an extension is the same thing as a plugin then the VLC Plugin is not showing up there.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I don'r use FF although I di haveit installed, sorry about that.:doubt:
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Look in Program files, Mozilla Firefox, plugin folder, and see if you can rename the VLC exe -- VLC.exe.old Or, you could just the delete the file.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    you just beat me to it Ron :D :D
     
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    It looks like they are called .class files rather than .exe.
     
  8. LegolasFett

    LegolasFett Registered Member

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    If I recall correctly I never saw a Plugins folder, but I am at work right now and will look as soon as I get home. Ill post here if this does or does not solve the problem.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    just a small fyi, uninstalling firefox will not remove your profile (which contains bookmarks, extensions, settings, etc) but it will remove all plugins and such.

    btw the vlc plugin is called npvlc.dll so just remove that file from the plugins directory and u should be fine.
     
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