On a few Windows OS, many users of the Firefox browser noticed something new in the list of installed applications on their computer. In the Control Panel < Programs and Features, below the Mozilla Firefox it is an object called Mozilla Maintenance Service – unknown program for many users. Before you decide to uninstall it, you should know what is it and what it is for. Actually, this service allows Mozilla Firefox to install updates without your permission. The Maintenance service is completely harmless for the system, and it should simply be ignored. However, if you want, you can disable or delete it and it will not affect the stability of the browser. This guide will show you how to disable or remove Mozilla Firefox Maintenance service.
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How To Disable or Remove Mozilla Firefox Maintenance Service
Now when you have learned a few things about Mozilla Maintenance service, you can disable this service and this can be done in the Firefox browser.
Launch the browser. Open the Menu in the upper right corner of the program window. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu. Open the “Advanced” section and select the tab “Update”. Next, you need to uncheck mark from the ‘Use a background service to install updates”.
If you want to uninstall the Maintenance service, you can use the standard Windows features, go to the appropriate section of the Control Panel.
With a right mouse button hold on “Start” and open “Control Panel”. Go to “Programs and Features” section. Find “Mozilla Maintenance Service” application on the list and remove it by clicking on “Uninstall” with the right-click.
Important! The program will appear in the list of installed applications when you reinstall Firefox, and you will need to remove it again.
This is how you can easily remove this application powered by Mozilla. Again, its presence will not cause damage to the operating system, and removing or disabling the service will not affect the stability of the browser.
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