Remove Extensions in Mozilla® Firefox
Discuss about the different ways to uninstall extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox web browsers provide various extensions for the browser software users. The extensions are the application softwares that are installed for big software tools. They provide additional capability to the softwares through their action. The various Mozilla Firefox extensions that are commonly installed on the browser are Google shortcuts, Java Console, Tab saver, Video download helper, etc. There exists various extensions that would provide security to the in Mozilla website along with other third party websites. The user can download them from the website and the installation would take place within few steps after the download process. The extensions help the user to browse the web with more easy options. The user can reduce the number of steps that would be included in browsing tasks.
Discussed below are the ways to uninstall extensions of Mozilla Firefox:
- Need to uninstall extensions
- Uninstall from browser window
- Uninstall from control panel
Need to uninstall extensions
The existence of false software as extensions is one of the causes for uninstalling the extension from Mozilla Firefox browser. The infections may sometimes enter the browser through installation of extensions or updates. The incompatible extensions that are installed on the browser software also cause the user to uninstall problematic extension from the system. The software would cause issues with user system and browser software.
Uninstall from browser window
The extensions that are installed on Mozilla Firefox web browser can be removed or uninstalled using the 'tools' option in browser window. Open Mozilla Firefox browser window and click on 'tools' option in top menu. From the drop down list of options, choose 'add-ons' option. In the add-ons dialog box, select 'extensions' option and click on particular extension name that the user need to remove. Now, 'uninstall' button would be displayed near the name of extension. Click on 'uninstall' option, and thus the extension would get uninstalled from the system.
Another method to uninstall the extension from Mozilla Firefox web browser is to remove the application through control panel option. Open 'control panel' window and click on 'add or remove programs' option. In the list of programs that are installed on the system, find out the extensions that are installed. Click on the extension that the user needs to uninstall and click on 'remove' button. Thus, the extension would be removed from the system.
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