Firefox Portable

Firefox Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,290,038
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,796
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able foe for both the big-dog competitor Internet Explorer and competitors nipping at its heels. Firefox's killer add-ons remain strong, and the latest update makes version 3.5 about two times faster than version 3. However, competition is strong and it can no longer be said that Firefox is the fastest browser available.

Several notable improvements in the latest revamp keep Firefox abreast of current browsing tech. Along with Mozilla's new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine that renders Web applications faster on Firefox than ever before, there have also been improvements to the layout engine Gecko for faster page rendering. The new Private Browsing brings a feature to Firefox that competitors have had for a while: the capability to turn off cookie and history logs. Users also have more granular control over cookies, history, and bookmarks in version 3.5 via the redone Clear Recent History option under Tools. Geolocation courtesy of Google has been activated by default in Firefox, so that generic searches such as "city hall" will come closer to pegging the government offices nearest you.

Web developers should be excited about expanded support for HTML5 local storage, downloadable fonts, and native support for OGG-formatted embedded video. ICC profiles, SVG transforms, CSS media queries, native JSON support, and Web worker threads also get lots of love from v3.5. There's no doubt that Firefox 3.5 is a must-have, but it's an update that's more about keeping the browser current rather that blazing new trails.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Crash every time I closed"

November 01, 2014  |  By Erjon79

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 33.0.2

Pros

The best browser that I can use

Cons

this version of Firefox crash every time wen I closed the session

Summary

the Best browser for me except the last version.

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5 stars

"Indespensable!"

May 27, 2014  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 29.0.1

Pros

I keep a parallel copy of my home Firefox zipped up on Dropbox.So I don`t even need a USB stick!Great for emergencies.And even better for security!Ever lose a flash drive?I have!

Cons

It`s slower than the home version,but not by much.Xmarks has a hard time syncing on it.But that`s easy to overcome.

Summary

It`s great!Been using it for years.

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3 stars

"Firefox is getting worse!"

November 11, 2013  |  By Sherif Ayad

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 25.0

Pros

What are the improvements?

Cons

Bloated, slow, uses too much CPU and ram

slow slow slow slow slow slow slow slow

Summary

it's slow compared to Chrome

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5 stars

"About the BEST!"

July 03, 2013  |  By mlharvilleusa

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 22.0

Pros

Reliable, easy to use

Cons

none so far

Summary

I use Firefox.....

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4 stars

"Almost as good as the standard Firefox 19.0."

March 01, 2013  |  By bilbun

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 19.0

Pros

All the bells and whistles as the standard version of Firefox. Faster than the previous portable versions.

Cons

Slower than the standard version of Firefox.

Summary

Still the best browser available.

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5 stars

"Good for when you are cleaning an infected PC"

November 01, 2012  |  By Jexthoth

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 16.0.2

Pros

Lets you work outside of the system to update or reinstall certain programs without necessarily being blocked or bogged down by the virus you are trying to defeat. Leaves no registry trace nor temp mess when you are finished on your system that I can tell.

Cons

A little slow, but still unbeatable surfing security.

Summary

Not as succeptable to rootkits. Portable.

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2 stars

"Very slow to use."

May 04, 2012  |  By bilbun

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 12.0

Pros

Have access to the internet using Firefox from anywhere.

Cons

Very slow and tedious to use. Takes forever to access the internet and is extremely slow and frustrating after the internet is accessed.

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5 stars

"Great to have Firefox with me on my keychain"

January 03, 2012  |  By johncoleman

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 9.0

Pros

So convenient to be able to use other computers with my personalized Firefox

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

Glad I got it

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5 stars

"Does what I was wanting it to do. make me more portable"

November 16, 2011  |  By sailor4556

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 8.0

Pros

It is quick and keeps the portability I need when I do not have my own computer handy on the road with me

Cons

none noted yet...

Summary

light but effective...

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1 stars

"Forced installation of cnet supported bloatware"

November 12, 2011  |  By DaveC13

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox Portable 8.0

Pros

Made me realize cnet likes to manipulate the download count of unnecessary bloatware.
Which means basically none.

Cons

The downloaded program will not let me install Mozilla Firefox Portable 8.0 without first installing "Drop Down Deals" browser app.

Summary

I was very frustrated with this download. It would not let me install Mozilla Firefox Portable 8.0 without agreeing to the terms and installation of the browser app "Drop Down Deals". I know this is freeware, but I will not install some bloatware to help cnet manipulate the download count of an unwanted program. Download the full Mozilla Firefox to avoid having to deal with the bloatware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5

Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use, and adding new features for users: It is now available in more than 70 languages, includes a Private Browsing mode, better performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, the ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation, support for native JSON, and web worker threads, support for new web technologies such as: HTML5 < video > and < audio > elements, downloadable fonts and other new CSS properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 offline data storage for applications, and SVG transforms.

General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date June 30, 2009
Date Added June 30, 2009
Version 3.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.38MB
File Name FirefoxPortable_34.0.5_English.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,290,038
Downloads Last Week 6,796
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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