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plugin-container.exe making connections to unknown servers

plugin-container.exe connecting to ...

Are you seeing a strange process named plugin-container.exe making connections to some unkown server or website? If you are using Firefox 3, it is most probably the process used by Firefox for running it's plugins. A decision was made to make the Firefox plugins run in a separate process to keep the browser working even if the plugins crashed - inspired by Google Chrome.

So the connections to those websites or servers are actually made by Firefox plugins like Flash, Silverlight, Java etc. If you are watching a Flash video, try closing the tab, you will see plugin-container.exe disappear.

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