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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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Still like Chrome better"

    August 31, 2014  |   By astro599

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    It does move quickly between web pages, but not any faster than Chrome.

    Cons

    Didn't want to open at first, and scrolling is a nightmare. In fact, the scrolling is so bad that it's worse than Firefox and I'm uninstalling Waterfox now. Sticking with Chrome, and keeping Firefox as backup.

    Summary

    Not an improvement on Firefox, and still not as smooth as Chrome. They may have fixed some bugs, but there are more to take care of.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not any better than Chrome"

    July 5, 2014  |   By mary981

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    don't know any pros

    Cons

    When i play Castleville on facebook it acts slow and sluggish same as Chrome does

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works when 32bit browsers won't and FF add-ons all work"

    May 3, 2014  |   By BOBRGR

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Excellent replacement when 32bit browsers can't connect.
    Imports all Firefox favorites, add-ons & search-plugins and they all work just as well as firefox..I have about 20 add-ons including WOT, Adblock Plus, Disconnect, DownThemAll, NoScript & priceblink...none or disabled and no problems seen

    Cons

    The only plugins available appear to be Java, Adobe flash and silverlight...this is fine by me, but others might want something more.

    Summary

    A yet to be identified problem prevents me from connecting to the net with any 32bit browser and 32bit IE immediately shuts down...this despite lots of expert troubleshooting. While doing something else, I ran across 64bit IE which opened and browsed with no problem. IE is better than nothing, but for me way inferior to firefox. I'd tried Waterfox awhile ago but the lack of plugins and compatibility issues combined with no need caused me to not use it. But when I discovered 64bit IE worked, I download v28 and it worked great.

    Updated on May 3, 2014

    No malware: After installation I scanned the Pc with Super Antispyware & Malwarebytes...there was no malware or spyware. Those that say there was downloaded Waterfox with an installer that carries a payload of adware...Cnet's installer does this, so go to Waterfox site or use the direct download link.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fixed Firefox Bugs"

    February 25, 2014  |   By eatdrumz

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    Very, very fast!
    EZ to install & Import all Firefox settings
    Stable
    Flash works perfectly

    Cons

    Can't get Roboform to work

    Summary

    If you want a Firefox, without the crashing, bugs, and Flash player problems, Wha La! Waterfox is Very fast, and is all the best parts of Firefox, with the bugs worked out. Why Firefox exists with this browser out there...well, maybe it won't be.
    The only, "Malware," that exists, is from website installers. You have to be Very careful now to pick, "Custom Install," than, carefully read every window that pops up. Most of those windows want to install crapware onto you're computer. It's not a Waterfox problem, it's from sites downloaders.
    Great, great browser I would recommend to anyone. The only problem for me, is RoboForm toolbar doesn't work with it yet. It's not quite a deal breaker, but, I did download Pale Moon, another Great Mozilla browser, that isn't Firefox. Roboform works fine with it.

    Updated on Feb 25, 2014

    Yep, it's a downloader problem, NOT a Waterfox problem. Pay attention when downloading programs from C-net, or any other site! They will download crap on your computer, you don't ever want on it!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Awful browser!"

    December 27, 2013  |   By morganash44

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    None - took me hours to get rid of all the spyware/adware that came with this browser.

    Cons

    Just got rid of Firefox that had inbedded viruses that were resistent to all malware removers. Thought Waterfox would be a good replacement and it immediately infected my system with a virus/adware called PASSSHOW which infected all my video & flash players.. still not sure i've erradicated it completely. Download.com said it was safe to download and spyware free!!!! never trust anything from them again nor will I ever download anything relating to Firefox. By the way I did a custom install as I always do and the PASSSHOW virus was still hiding in the download.

    Summary

    Dont trust this browser

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BY FAR THE BEST BROWSER I HAVE EVER USED!!!"

    December 10, 2013  |   By andeyejah

    Version: Waterfox (64-Bit) 18.0.1

    Pros

    LIGHTNING FAST SUPPORTS ALL MY AD ON'S WITHOUT ISSUE NO CRASHES OR FREEZING WHICH WAS COMMON ON FIREFOX 32 BIT

    Cons

    NONE SO FAR

    Summary

    GET IT YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!! THANKS SO MUCH WHOEVER YOU ARE THAT MADE THIS 64BIT VERSION :):) :)

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