How to disable plugin-container
Plugin-container.exe is a Firefox process that is used to load plugins separately so if a plugin crashes for whatever reason, Firefox won’t be affected by the crash and will stay responsive.
Since there are a lot of people experiencing problems with the plugin-container process I wanted to provide you with two easy methods for disabling it.
In older versions of Firefox it was possible to disable plugin-container.exe by following the steps below.
- Enter about:config in your address bar
- Search for dom.ipc.plugins.enabled
- Set their values to false
Sadly the above method doesn’t seem to work anymore with the newer versions of Firefox. Luckily there is a different workaround which can achieve the same exact result by setting a system or a user environment variable. Follow the steps below if the first method did not work for you.
- Right click on your computer icon on the desktop and click properties
- Go to
Advance system settings
- Click the button called
- Click the “New” button under
System variablesdepending if you want the change to affect all the users on the system or just the one you are currently logged as
- Set the variable name to
MOZ_DISABLE_OOP_PLUGINSand its value to
And that is all you have to do. Now simply restart Firefox and you will notice that the plugin-container.exe process will not be used any more.