I am trying to remove/uninstall Firefox from Ubuntu 18.04. I have used sudo apt-get purge firefox. I have also deleted all the files I was told to delete for Firefox, but it is still there and opens.I don't like the new Firefox and don't want it. How can I remove it totally?

It isn't listed in the Software Apps, where you install or remove apps.

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    Did you install it manually ? – noone May 23 '18 at 4:28
  • What do apt policy firefox and locate firefox-bin show? – DK Bose May 23 '18 at 7:28
  • maybe installed with snap. try snap remove firefox – cmak.fr May 23 '18 at 7:52
  • Firefox came with the new upgrade. I didn't have it in the earlier version. When checking on the Snap software installer, it doesn't show up as installed. It's like it is embedded into 18.04 somehow. But on the internet list of browsers that are there, it shows up and it opens when it is clicked on. – casawyer May 24 '18 at 6:29
  • What about "sudo apt autoremove firefox"? – dsSTORM Jul 9 '18 at 6:21

Try this if normal approach isn't working.

$ sudo rm -fr /opt/firefox
$ sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox/firefox_backup /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
$ sudo apt remove firefox
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sudo apt-get purge *package name*

That is how I typically remove programs and applications

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