How to Uninstall Mozilla Foxfire on Windows XP

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

The web-browser market is competitive, and you may have found a browser you prefer over Mozilla Firefox. If you've decided you don't want to use it anymore, you may want to uninstall it to free up precious hard-drive space. You may also want to uninstall then re-install it to solve an error, such as a plug-in or add-on compatibility issue. Windows XP's Control Panel makes it simple to uninstall programs. If you have trouble removing Firefox the traditional way, there's also an alternate method.

Primary Method

Step 1

Close your Firefox browser window. You cannot uninstall Firefox if the program is running.

Step 2

Click "Start" on your task bar to access your Start Menu. Click "Control Panel" on the right menu-sidebar.

Step 3

Double-click the icon labeled "Add or Remove Programs" within the Control Panel menu. Wait a few seconds for the installed program list to populate.

Step 4

Scroll down and select "Mozilla Firefox." Click "Remove," "Next" and "Uninstall."

Step 5

Check the box next to "Remove Firefox Personal Data," if you want to delete your personal data, such as your bookmarks. If you plan to re-install Firefox, you may want to leave this box unchecked. Click "Finish" to to finish uninstalling Firefox.

Alternate Method

Step 1

Double-click on "My Computer," and then double-click on your hard drive.

Step 2

Scroll to "Program Files" and double-click to enter the folder. Browse until you find the "Mozilla Firefox" folder (they're usually in alphabetical order). Double-click on the folder to enter it .

Step 3

Select on folder labeled "Uninstall." Within it, you'll find a program called "Uninstall Helper." Double-click the program, and then click "Next" to move through the prompts. Click "Finish" to close the Uninstall Helper when the program finishes.

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About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.