Add-ons in Firefox can provide some helpful functionality that isn’t available in the default installation of the browser. But, unfortunately, you may discover that the add-on is negatively impacting the performance of the browser or, even worse, is doing something malicious to your computer.
if you have decided that it’s time to delete a particular add-on, then you are able to do so directly through Firefox. Continue reading our tutorial below to see how you can delete an add-on in the Firefox Web browser if you know that you want that specific add-on gone, or if you are performing some troubleshooting methods to determine what might be causing a performance issue with the browser.
How to Remove an Installed Add-On in Firefox
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Firefox. This will delete an existing add-on from your Firefox installation if you have decided that you no longer wish to use it.
Step 1: Open Firefox.
Step 2: Select the Open menu button at the top-right of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Add-ons item from this menu.
Step 4: Click the Remove button to the right of the add-on that you want to delete from Firefox.
An Undo button will appear after deletion if you are having second thoughts. Note that you can instead choose the Disable option if you aren’t sure that you wish to completely delete the add-on.
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