Waterfox (64-Bit)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waterfox not as good as before"

    February 29, 2016  |   By franxalot

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 34.0.4

    Pros

    Hasn't worked well enough or long enough to find any pros.

    Cons

    Very slow to load
    Frequently freezes/resets/crashes

    Summary

    Have used both Firefox and Waterfox for many years and many versions using Windows 7, 8 and now 10.
    WF was my favorite until this update because it uploaded quickly and handled everything I threw at it transparently. This latest version, however, has problems which don't go away. As stated above, it is VERY slow to load and has other problems in use. It frequently {every 5 min or so} freezes or resets itself to square one, losing whatever I'm working on.
    It may be better/faster/smoother for some folks, but it doesn't show that side to me or my Asus laptop.
    If another Waterfox upgrade is developed I'm willing to try once more, but until then I'm using Firefox.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED"

    February 12, 2016  |   By RoadRunnerUK1

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 34.0.4

    Pros

    It's FAST, uses little power and first impressions was GOOD - then it fell flat

    Cons

    Altered Settings to my personal use - it FAILED to save passwords, FROZE if the webpage had an active video playing (like MSN does), needed a re-boot to activate changes, doesn't have a Favourites Bar (that I could find).

    Summary

    Overall - VERY DISAPPOINTED - I went for it after reading the EDITORS Review, just goes to show - even he can get it wrong!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be great; now garbage"

    January 26, 2016  |   By wombatmatty

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 34.0.4

    Pros

    There aren't any pros anymore.

    Cons

    With each new release of Waterfox, the performance for me goes downhill, even on fresh installs with a fresh operating system. I had this one twenty different machines and I'm now uninstalling them all to use Firefox, which now has a 64 bit version.

    Waterfox used to be fast, that is until the past few versions. It seems like the developer tried getting a little too fancy starting with the charity search (now ended). Each time I open the browser, search settings seem to default (even on fresh installs). Sometimes when searching using the upper right hand search bar takes me to a completely different search engine OR to my search settings. Pressing search again does what it should have done the first time.

    There are way too many crashes and freezes now for my liking. Downloads very often fail for no reason with the inability to restart unless I browse to the link and click it again. It's not a particular website.

    The waterfox process is also staying stuck in memory.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very poor clone"

    January 19, 2016  |   By desertdan1

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 34.0.4

    Pros

    Has none !!!

    Cons

    Uses all Firefox files! If you change settings on one it changes the other?????? and on top of that it uses 3 times the space Firefox does WTH? I know cnet love anything Mozilla but they should step up on this clone and rate it as junk!

    Summary

    Do not install this clone is one of the poorest I have seen!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nice browser but too many freezes"

    January 14, 2016  |   By leo9ine

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Seamless transfer from Firefox. Works quickly. Instant import of favourites, etc.

    Cons

    Why is it that now, after some 6 months of running Waterfox, it insisting on freezing so often? Probably twice or three times a day the browser becomes unresponsive - usually once I open more than 5-6 tabs.
    Truthfully its a bloody nuisance; a major irritation that I could do without and it's not apparently a result of viruses or other malware.
    Much as I prefer the speed, appearance and ease of Waterfox over Chrome there are moments when I seriously consider ditching Waterfox (and Firefox for that matter) if only to acquire a more stable platform.

    Summary

    Possibly the best option compared to Chrome, Firefox and IE but not without a few bugs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "buggy and slow"

    January 4, 2016  |   By Not_again67

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    better than firefox version 43.0, in that all the text appears on nearly all websites

    Cons

    crashes if you open more than 4 tabs and even with 3 tabs open it is very slow. It appears to be Firefox from 5 years ago, which may be the problem.

    Summary

    Firefox version 39 works, as does the latest version of Microsoft IE, Waterfox does not work, neither does the latest version of Firefox.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best browser yet"

    July 30, 2015  |   By infectiia

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Fast as lightening, my system is not slow at all. I have a good pc, brand new, almost empty, lots of memory and ram, and on 32 bit firefox the browser was slow, i have skype running all the time, 2 games, and normally at least 5 or 6 browser windows, ventrilo and music playing. Firefox cannot handle that well, but I installed waterfox and instantly it was superfast again. Even IE was slowing up but waterfox handles all my activity and keeps my browser superfast. i am well impressed!

    Cons

    none. its fab

    Summary

    fantastic, get it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Impressed!!!!"

    May 24, 2015  |   By GC1111

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Can handle many tabs with the 64-bit version. It automatically imports from Firefox.

    Cons

    I have just installed but it works just like Firefox but actually uses the 64-bit capabilities.

    Summary

    The tabs automatically restored my crashed Firefox session. Everything is the same as Firefox but Waterfox actually uses the 64 bit capabilities of most processors today.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is working charm"

    January 6, 2015  |   By harry2013

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    I saw my CPU Gone down.
    I use 7 different FF profiles but all are now WF.
    One profile is dedicated to youtube and it Waterfox just cut down my extra load of Video watching.

    I am heavy user of computer and run softwares simultanously and everything going smooth. If you are just a normal computer user you may not see any difference but heavy users will.

    Cons

    Don't know any because computer performance is my top prority even I have to sacrifice one or two junk plugins which promise they work but who knows.

    Summary

    Get it guys this for all. check my profile and download free PC speed up and security under my homepage. This is a gift from me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works very well"

    September 13, 2014  |   By jhs39

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Exactly like Firefox but 64 bit. Operation is very smooth. Opens pages quickly. Installation copies Firefox preferences and extensions so this looks and feels exactly like the version of Firefox you are currently running.

    Cons

    Not sure that it runs better than Firefox. It seems to but that might be a placebo effect--I expect a 64 bit version of Firefox to run faster and smoother so it seems like it does.

    Summary

    When I installed this I thought there was a mistake and that I was still running Firefox--that's how seamless the transition is from Firefox to Waterfox. I have been using this for about a week and have not noticed any problems at all--everything opens fast, there have been no page crashes or compatibility issues. My go-to browser had been Opera but there were some performance issues on certain web sites. I have had no similar issues with Waterfox. I stopped using Firefox a while back because it seemed bloated and sluggish compared with Chrome and Opera. I'm not noticing anything like that with Waterfox.

    One more note: Waterfox does not come with any spyware or bloatware. The web sites where people are downloading the program are adding the extra crap. If you aren't downloading directly from the Waterfox web cite then just make sure to choose advanced installation and choose not to install each bot of crap-ware when the permission windows comes up. I'm not sure why some people still don't understand what is going on but if you choose standard install you are giving permission for all the crap-ware to be installed on your computer. This stuff comes from the download site and is not the fault of the program you are trying to download.

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