Why is Firefox trying to act as a server?

@dragon54u (31605)
United States
March 19, 2009 7:34am CST
I occasionally get a pop up from my ZoneAlarm firewall asking me if I will allow Firefox (my browser) to act as a server. Is this something dangerous? Why would it want to act as a server? Should I say yes? I'm not sure what to do.
2 responses
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
19 Mar 09
Sorry cannot help. I never got that message from avg and before this I had different anti-virus and firewall programs and didn't get it either. I have been using Firefox for a long time now.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I love Firefox. The only gripe I have with it is it prevents pages from re-loading like when I'm taking a survey and I have to push the permission button for the survey to work properly.
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
21 Mar 09
It might be the server to its add-ons and to it plug ins. You can see from the task manager, under process,the fire fox will consumes more memory than the all other.This might be the reason for that, but I am not sure about that.