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Mozilla Firefox

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15630 votes

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  • Version:
    1.0PR
  • Total Downloads:
    48,196,546
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 14, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    43,869
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

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2 stars

"Not even a backup browser."

September 03, 2015  |  By manxe

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

Free. I can surf. I can Add-on to protect myself.

Cons

#32 bit only. My search for 64 bit took me to this page, where I downloaded 40.0.3. No indication it was 32 or 64 bit. I am uninstalling and reinstalling because the damn thing wont work right. It freezes when I try to copy a gif. I just dont have these problems in Chrome.

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5 stars

"Installs easily on windows 10. Rock solid"

September 02, 2015  |  By blavallie

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

Easy install. Great themes. Fast

Cons

None so far...

Summary

Get it if you have Win 10. Edge will drive you crazy...

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5 stars

"Still the best!*"

September 02, 2015  |  By LLI-JBS

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

- It doesn't make money with our personal data. Mozilla has always valued our privacy.
- For me, it works much faster than all other browsers (including Chrome).
- It displays most of webpages correctly (except of those made by Chrome-toadies which are designed to break in Firefox).
- Tons of great add-ons that add useful features or make it look better.
- Clean and customizable user interface.
- Great synchronization service.
- It takes security seriously (add-on signing, auto updating, blocking old plugins...)

Cons

- It's quite RAM-heavy. But some other browsers are even worse.
- There's a bug that makes Flash Player crash constantly for some users. But there's a solution! http://mzl.la/1zuyG1P
- Recently, lots of useless changes and features have been added. See the summary!

Summary

I like Mozilla because their mission is to keep the Web open, safe and accessible to all. Unlike Google, a corporation which wants to control the whole online world and makes money with our data, Mozilla is a global community which tries to make the Web a friendlier place. When we use Firefox, we help making the Web better. And I think we don't appreciate the open Web enough. Anyone wants to live in the Big Brother house forever? :)

BUT (this is why I put the asterisk in the title), I think that Firefox is going downhill. They implemented Australis which removed some good stuff (such as small icons). They made Firefox Hello which works good but has absolutely no connection with browsing the Web. And they redesigned Options and Add-ons Manager for no reason (it only looks uglier now). Meanwhile, there are some critical bugs (such as Flash crashes with PM enabled) and the 64-bit version .

For now, Firefox is definitely the best browser. And it will stay the best, if Mozilla stops adding rubbish to it and rather makes it faster and more stable.

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5 stars

"It's ok, but there are very dark clouds on the horizon."

September 01, 2015  |  By wyzwyk

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

1. There are lots of useful add-on extensions that you can customize your browser with. Firefox is the most customizable browser by far!
2. FF renders web pages fast and accurately.
3. It is reasonably stable and secure.

Cons

1. The browser is slow to open if you have installed many extension add-ons.
2. Over the past several months Mozilla has added some ill-thought-out application features to Firefox that should have been extensions (Hello, Pocket ...). Please, let me determine what I want on my browser.
3. (Very Important information) Mozilla has plans to make a number of changes that will radically alter the Firefox extension landscape. Some will debut in the next release, with others arriving in subsequent Firefox releases. It will likely take a year to 18 months to fully implement all of the proposed changes. Users, such as myself, who use lots of add-on extensions that access low-level customization features in the browser, will be most affected. Please read on the proposed changes.

Summary

I've been a Firefox user pretty much from the browser's inception. Yes, it has had its share of ups and downs over its lifetime, but for me, a Linux user, it has been mostly up. I love the fact that with add-on extensions this browser is feature rich like no other. Even Google Chrome, which has a ton of great extensions, can't touch Firefox. Why? The browser has always allowed extension users, through the use of XUL and XPCOM add-on APIs, to access low-level customization features in the browser. For a number of reasons, some grounded in logic, the developers at Mozilla plan to deprecate the old APIs for the new WebExtensions API. In short, this will RADICALLY alter what, and the extent, the user may customize on Firefox. Expect quite a few extensions to be affected by these changes. With many the add-on developers will have to rewrite to the new API (application programming interface). However, in quite a number of other extensions they will be shut out from accessing the low-levels with the browser, thus killing or severely crippling that add-on. Yes, let's be perfectly clear that MAJOR CHANGES concerning extensions are on the way. Prep yourself now for what's coming. It's sad to say but most Firefox users will not find out about these changes until they have landed. What a storm that will create!

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3 stars

"No improvements, increased timeouts"

August 31, 2015  |  By lmonteros

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

Same old Firefox, nothing new to learn.

Cons

Timeouts and non-connections increased

Summary

Why issue a new release when nothing has really changed? Or better, why does Firefox issue so many releases to fix bugs or security? In this recent release, I am getting timeouts on a site I visit every day which has cookies already loaded, and non-connection on the secure, trusted site NASA.gov. I'm afraid this kind of thing is SOP with Mozilla releases.

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1 stars

"I was forced to return to 31 soon."

August 30, 2015  |  By UserAccountVXSUDYED

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3

Pros

I wrote all articles to Summary.

Cons

I wrote all articles to Summary.

Summary

I updated Firefox ESR from 31 to 38. But, I was forced to return to 31 soon. Because Firefox ESR 38 had many malfunctions. Additionally, Firefox ESR 38 had many inconvenient points. Firefox ESR 38 disappointed me. I hope that Firefox developers never upgrade Firefox. I will write detail problems and troubles in below.

When I updated it, all icons of bookmarks were vanished.

When I updated it, all information of [already-read addresses (displayed purple)] were reset. So, all link addresses became blue.

[Menu bar > Tool > Apps] were added. It is very obstructive.

And, Firefox ESR 38 has many other malfunctions and troubles.

Therefore, I rewound to Firefox ESR 31. I recommend for you to remain Firefox ESR 31 strongly.

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5 stars

"Firefox is the best"

August 27, 2015  |  By tyrmyte

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Since I found Firefox ten years ago.. it has been my go to browser. Sure it has it's problems with Flash and Java, but you work around that. I have mine tweaked so well that I rarely get any issues or lockups. I may occasionally use IE or the New Edge from Microsoft but only if I can't get a web page to function properly in Firefox. Outside of that... Firefox stays my default browser.

Cons

Must manually download and install certain updates like Java or Flash.

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2 stars

"It keeps locking up, constant flash crash."

August 27, 2015  |  By boog5816

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Had been my favorite for years, now just a pain to run.

Cons

Can't get any answers from Mozilla, Tried all of the usual uninstall, re-install scenarios w/no luck.

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5 stars

"Reliable and predictable"

August 26, 2015  |  By bellboy57

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Same confidence in a proven product. Firefox is working and provides a viable alternative to Edge (which isn't always seem-less).

Cons

No cons, at this point!

Summary

Same confidence in a proven product. Firefox is working and provides a viable alternative to Edge (which isn't always seem-less).

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1 stars

"Fast, stable, and *TOTALLY UNSECURE!!!*"

August 23, 2015  |  By reynard2

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.2

Pros

Fast and pretty stable, and I could import my bookmarks without any problems. But...

Cons

NO SECURITY!!! This browser (and Chrome, BTW) let pretty much *any* virus, malware and unwanted app e-rape my computer without the slightest bit of resistance. I was doing more uninstalling and anti-virus scans than actual work. I finally gave up and went back to using my Safari 5.1 even though it's ancient and unsupported -- because at least Safari doesn't let in all the bad stuff that Firefox and Chrome did. (Now I've been *forced* to update to Opera because Safari runs too slowly on Win10. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted...)

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Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date September 14, 2004
Date Added September 14, 2004
Version 1.0PR
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 40.07MB
File Name Firefox Setup 40.0.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,196,546
Downloads Last Week 43,869
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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