Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15550 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.6.10
File Size:
28.45MB
Date Added:
September 16, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
44,744,521
Downloads Last Week:
60,565
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox is the gold standard of alternatives to the still-dominant Internet Explorer. Firefox 3.6 is full-featured, lightning fast, and secure. Its killer selection of add-ons remains strong, with built-in support for the next generation of themes, called Personas, plus the latest update makes version 3.6 about 20 percent faster than version 3.5. 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. In addition to the aforementioned improvements made to the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine so that it renders Web applications faster, there have also been other significant under-the-hood changes. These include: blocking third-party software from encroaching on Firefox's file system turf to increase stability; support for the Web Open Font Format, which means many non-English browser users should have a faster time loading Web pages with downloadable fonts; and support for the File interface, which can help with tasks such as uploading multiple photos and is part of the draft HTML5-standard effort. HTML5 support debuted in Firefox 3.5. Another deeper change to the browser is that it is now running scripts asynchronously, which can help to load a Web page faster by putting off some work until the high-priority chores are complete. Firefox 3.6 also isolates out-of-date plug-ins so they do not become a security risk.

Unlike Firefox 3.5, which was more about keeping the browser current rather than blazing new trails, Firefox 3.6 is once again on the warpath. Upgrading is highly recommended.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15550 votes

    • 5 star: 10295
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 980
    • 2 star: 646
    • 1 star: 1204
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 139 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 52
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 10
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    Results 1-10 of 28

  • 5 stars

    "One of the top ones"

    July 09, 2014   |   By JSan97

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Secure
    Abundance of possible addons
    Low memory usage with many tabs compared to other browsers
    Monthly updates

    Cons

    Depending on system, may be a tad slow

    Summary

    Up at the top with Google Chrome and Chromium-based Opera, Firefox remains one of the go-to browsers for home users and offers many addons to enhance their experience.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not worth the trouble anymore removed it from my PC"

    June 26, 2014   |   By musicman4you

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    That it is open sourced

    Cons

    To many to mention.Just read the other reviews they already said it.To be honest I wish I could go back to Firefox version 3.6 that I always used.Seems like it started going downhill after 3.6.

    Summary

    I can't recommend this to anyone and don't trust Google Chrome on Privacy.I can't recommend the newer stripped down version of Opera anymore but I can tell you that I would and do recommend the Pale Moon browser that is open source just like Firefox with hundreds of features and will use Firefox Add-ons.Pale Moon in my opinion is the best Browser out there out of all of them.With all of these other Browsers going downhill I have been using Pale Moon for over a month and it is awesome.If you are fed up with the other Top browsers like me give Pale Moon a try and download it from there site with a google search.Be sure and download the right version for your computer.They have a 32 bit and 64 bit version plus a Linux version.They are making an Android version also.The other browsers could learn or should learn from Pale Moon.It is awesome.

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  • 1 stars

    "Good bye, so long"

    June 24, 2014   |   By jetgraphics

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    It was once the best browser. But no more.

    Cons

    Where do I begin?
    Facebook - slow - hang -
    Play back of videos - locks up or no show
    Play back of audio files - sometimes
    Keeps eating memory and slows down even more

    Summary

    I am forced to go to CHROME, for only it "plays nice."

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  • 2 stars

    "Firefox is going downhill!"

    June 23, 2014   |   By charliejh

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    I like the look of the new Firefox and it has nice extensions and themes.

    Cons

    BUT: Every time that I hit enter or click the mouse it takes forever to load. No problem with Chrome or IE11. I have Comcast with 59 mbps download time. AMD A10 with 16 gigs of ram. I hate Chrome but I will have to revert to it.

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  • 4 stars

    "I have used Firefox for years and prefer it to IE."

    June 22, 2014   |   By HPJIII

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Steady, reliable browser.

    Cons

    However, some of the 'new' ways they are updating Firefox are unnecessary and a little bit puzzling.

    Summary

    Probably the best browser you can get for free.

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  • 1 stars

    "fast track out"

    June 22, 2014   |   By roughnready

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    there are none. if they want better reviews go back to the basic firefox

    Cons

    everything

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  • 4 stars

    "Pop-up blocker sucks!"

    June 20, 2014   |   By int_revisor

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Very nice looks! Works very good with trustful sites.

    Cons

    Pop-up blocker is a joke. I bet it blocks about 2% of pop-ups! Also it likes to create thumbnails of every page you visit, ***!

    Summary

    I want a full in-build pop-up blocker. Opera 12 had it. I'm now using Firefox because new Opera has no bookmarks manager. Also Chrome is a spy Browser. And IE 9 and up are not compatible with older software i have. ***, I can't get a decent Browser!

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  • 3 stars

    "Problems with picture galleries, too much like Chrome."

    June 20, 2014   |   By fwwackus

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Fast loading, ad blocker, works just fine.

    Cons

    too much like chrome! picture galleries stop after three or four pictures and you have to start over. This happens again after two or three more new pictures.

    Summary

    Still my preferred browser, but is losing ground as it tries to copy others.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free, safe, fast, customizable, efficent"

    June 19, 2014   |   By aviationxlwg

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Free, safe, fast, customizable, efficent, great interface

    Cons

    Free, safe, fast, customizable, efficent, great interface

    Summary

    Free, safe, fast, customizable, efficent, great interface

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  • 5 stars

    "It did just great."

    June 15, 2014   |   By RoyGrubb

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 30.0

    Pros

    Great interface

    Cons

    Still searching for any!

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