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  • I have noticed that this service AppXSVC starts automatically whenever I start Firefox my default browser (but not with chrome)!
  • is there anyway to completely disable or remove this service? thanks in advance.
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  • It is the Store service and should not be disabled. It does not cause issue on any machine here. social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/…
    – John
    Jan 23, 2021 at 17:19
  • @John I accept to have some issues rather than feeling that Microsoft is running their services and updates by force!
    – Bilal
    Jan 23, 2021 at 17:24

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Is there anyway to completely disable or remove this service (AppXSVC)?

The first thing to note is that it has nothing to do with FireFox:

What Is wsappx?

The wsappx process includes two seperate background services. On both Windows 8 and 10, wsappx includes the AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC). On Windows 10, you’ll also see the Client License Service (ClipSVC). On Windows 8, you’ll also see the Windows Store Service (WSService) instead of ClipSVC.

Source: What Is “wsappx” and Why Is It Running on My PC?

This service is started on demand and if disabled Store applications will not be deployed to the system, and may not function properly.

Source: AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) always runs at Startup despite set as Manual. How comes?

The above link contains instructions to disable it but if you do so Store applications will not be deployed to the system, and may not function properly as noted previously

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  • I have noticed this behavior on my machine, it's quite strange, but since Firefox is my default browser it happens that whenever I run Firefox the service starts!
    – Bilal
    Jan 23, 2021 at 17:26

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