Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Mozilla Firefox

CNET Editors' review

Mozilla Firefox's latest incarnation adds an improved social platform to its bevy of creative settings and host of add-ons. The new Social API lets you embed social networks into the browser for easy access, bringing you convenient updates and notifications from Facebook and other networks. If you haven't already tried this browser, there's no better time than now.

Mozilla Firefox prides itself on being on the cutting edge with its many features and high performance. The new release consistently performs near the front of the pack in terms of speed, running in our side-by-side tests neck and neck or slightly faster than strong contenders like Chrome or Opera. As one of the first browsers to support add-ons and extensions, Firefox boasts one of the largest add-on databases on the Web -- most add-ons are already compatible with the new release, increasing its functionality as well as enhancing its essential features like tabs, secure browsing, or sync. The most interesting feature of the new release, Social API, lets you receive notifications, chat, and more by integrating multiple social sites. It doesn't work with all the big social sites yet, but the list of supported networks will grow in time. Mozilla Firefox 27 provides one of the best browsing experiences available, with a sleek interface that gives you plenty of room to browse. While the new release doesn't bring many new features, Social API is a welcome addition, as are the various security fixes and code improvements for developers.

You won't find many better browsers than Mozilla Firefox, and you'll find even fewer that get better as you use them. If you're already in love with one of the major browsers, you might not find enough here to pull you away, but Firefox's latest version is a strong entry in the field.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Google Chrome
    Explore the Web using Google's super-fast browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Google Chrome
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download Or, Learn More About Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Surf the Web comfortably, relying on speed, safety, and power o...
    Download Or, Learn More About Mozilla Firefox

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download Or, Learn More About Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Opera
    Try the faster browser that lets you get the most from today's ...
    Download Or, Learn More About Opera

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Flash Player
    View Flash multimedia content through your browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Adobe Flash Player
  • Google Chrome Porta...
    Take Google's Chrome browser with you on a USB stick.
    Download Or, Learn More About Google Chrome Portable

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Ghostery (for Firef...
    Detect trackers and control their ability to view your online b...
    Download Or, Learn More About Ghostery (for Firefox)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox Por...
    Take your bookmarks, surf internet, and experience the private ...
    Download Or, Learn More About Mozilla Firefox Portable

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Google Chrome dev
    Explore the Web in a safe and secure way.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Google Chrome dev
  • Web Freer
    Navigate the Web with HTTPS browser that encrypts browsing sess...
    Download Or, Learn More About Web Freer

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Honey for Firefox
    Scan for working online coupon codes during checkout while shop...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Honey for Firefox
  • SlimBrowser
    Surf the Web with browser with automatic form filler, popup blo...
    Download Or, Learn More About SlimBrowser

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FeedTurtle
    Manage and organize your RSS feeds and TV Shows.
    Download Or, Learn More About FeedTurtle

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Webproxy for Google...
    Unblock Web sites and browse securely in Google Chrome.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Webproxy for Google Chrome
  • Free Video Download...
    Download video from Metacafe, Vimeo, Facebook, and other sites ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Free Video Downloader for Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox bet...
    Check out the latest pre-release of the upcoming Firefox.
    Download Or, Learn More About Mozilla Firefox beta

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Flash Player ...
    Flash Player preview version with new video hardware accelerati...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download Or, Learn More About Adobe Flash Player 13 Beta 64-bit

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Coowon Browser
    Browse the Internet using a Chrome-based browser with automatio...
    Download Or, Learn More About Coowon Browser

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • RoboForm
    Login everywhere automatically, so you'll never need to remembe...
    Download Or, Learn More About RoboForm

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Apple Safari
    Browse the Web with speed and an elegant interface.
    Download Or, Learn More About Apple Safari

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • eLibrary Reader 201...
    Browse eLibraries (*.ero) in an easy, efficient, and fun way.
    Download Or, Learn More About eLibrary Reader 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Hotspot Shield Elit...
    Secure your connection to public Wi-Fi networks with premium VP...
    Download Or, Learn More About Hotspot Shield Elite

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ecran internet
    Browse the Internet with this simple and easy-to-use web browse...
    Download Or, Learn More About ecran internet

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 15,463 votes

    • 5 star: 10276
    • 4 star: 2419
    • 3 star: 971
    • 2 star: 629
    • 1 star: 1168
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 2
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 22

  • 5.0 stars

    "The BEST!!!"

    March 18, 2014  |   By vesstovessto

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    I have huge list of what I love in MF but if in few lines these things are:

    The extensions and all the useful stuff they can make
    Fast, secure and nice layout
    No additional and annoying stuff like Discover in Opera
    May be set so ask for updates (which pisses me off in Chrome)
    May be installed on disk different than C

    Cons

    None till now.

    Summary

    As the main article says it is #1 in Web Browsers. Absolutely deserved.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Web browser, if you ask me"

    March 15, 2014  |   By Slofrog

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    - very fast
    - very customizable
    - very safe
    - open source
    - more than billion add-ons and themes
    - some webpages work in Firefox but don't in other browsers
    - some useful features, such as Sync and Health Report

    Cons

    - high RAM usage
    - long startup

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Hate it!Doesn't work properly!"

    March 12, 2014  |   By tricia618

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    Nothing but problems!

    Cons

    Terrible version! Why update it if it not improved???

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "I,m having issues with the latest version."

    March 8, 2014  |   By wjennings117

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    I've always used firefox and loved it but the new version is a problem

    Cons

    Only with the latest version

    Summary

    When I check for compatibility, the computer tells me that FF is not compatible. I have similar issues that some of the other reviewers have but FF will not start after reboot. I'm using Chrome for the time being until Mozilla fixes this version. Can't wait to come back

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Crash and burn!"

    March 7, 2014  |   By SHuhn88

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    None can't think of any. I wanted to like it since it has bookmarks now but can't trust it.

    Cons

    Everything, would not use until they update again and again and again.

    Summary

    Installed Firefox 27.01 and added all the goodies, It crashed my entire computer 7 times in 2 days. I wen't back to using Comodo Dragon and have no problems, GOOD BYE MOZILLA

    Reply to this review Read replies (2)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "I like it very much"

    March 6, 2014  |   By Son Of Lone Wolf

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    It's fast so far and I can do more on my web sites

    Cons

    I can't think of any right now

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Browser"

    March 6, 2014  |   By Volker89

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    - open source
    - very fast

    Cons

    - no at all

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice interface"

    March 4, 2014  |   By nevin_weeks

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    several ad blocking add-ons that do an excellent job of getting rid of the annoying, often noisy and suspicious ads on most websites.
    add-ons like NoScript that block all javascript unless you choose to allow it.

    Cons

    Lets you run web pages with minimal scripts and still retain functionality.

    Summary

    You can choose to allow ads on sites whose revenues you want to support and trust.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "It works!"

    March 4, 2014  |   By Upton14856

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    This browser is easy to use, unpretentious (not expecting everyone to drop everything and use it exclusively), and I have not seen it chroming (piggybacking its way onto everyone's system like malware).

    Cons

    Have no complaints.

    Summary

    Smooth, seems to play nicely with most of my websites

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Stability issue with Firefox 27"

    February 27, 2014  |   By wyzwyk

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1

    Pros

    The massive number of add-on extensions available and ones ability to customize the GUI separate Firefox from its competition. In my opinion, when this browser is tricked out and running smoothly, it has no peers.

    Cons

    Firefox has had a long history of running fast and stable for me, but unfortunately version 27 is not one of them. I've had serious issues reopening the browser after closing it.

    Summary

    First I'd like to say I'm a long time user of Firefox and have been generally satisfied with its performance over the years. It's run fast and stable for me on my Linux distribution for the longest time. That is up until now. Unfortunately this version has a serious stability issue on my computer. When I close the browser sometimes it will not allow me to reopen it without first restarting the computer. While it doesn't happen all that often it happens enough to be considered more than just a little inconvenience. No, it's a MAJOR PROBLEM! This shouldn't happen; it didn't on any version prior to v. 27. Is anyone else experiencing this? Two stars is a gift. Get it fixed Mozilla.

    Updated on Mar 2, 2014

    Correction: I have to apologize for stating the problem I'm having incorrectly. In this review I said that I had issues reopening the browser after closing it. What is happening: When I press the close button the browser disappears, but when I attempt to reopen it I get a window that says:

    Close Firefox

    Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

    Regardless of how I've described the issue, I still have a problem that requires me to restart my computer to get Firefox working again.

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 1-10 of 22

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Mozilla Firefox

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Or, Learn More About Mozilla Firefox

Installed

Smart Install
Mozilla Firefox