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Mozilla Firefox

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    44.0
  • Total Downloads:
    48,934,974
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,052
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Windows 10 introduced a different way of assigning default programs that requires a few more clicks and greater familiarity with the operating system's interface. Mozilla has responded with Firefox for Windows 10, which features a more streamlined Firefox installation, some visual tweaks, and a more secure add-on development process.

Pros

Add-on certification: Mozilla is attempting to make its add-ons safer by introducing certification. Developers must now adhere to a set of standards if they want to continue offering their add-ons. This standardization should reduce malicious hacks (not that there were many to begin with).

Search box utility: To the right of the address bar is a box that takes search queries. The advantage over Chrome is that you can search sites like IMDb, Amazon, and Wikipedia directly, without having to load them (or Google.com) first. This is helpful if you have a spotty connection or low data caps, or if you don't want Google logging your searches.

Smooth options navigation: Chrome bunches its settings onto one page, with small fonts and an inconsistent mix of buttons, links, and checkboxes. By contrast, Firefox's settings are cleanly categorized and subcategorized with tabs and a left-hand pane. When you want more explanation for what a setting does, just click the questi0n mark box in the lower right of the option page.

Enhanced password security: Unlike Chrome, passwords you save in Firefox are encrypted, and you can protect them with a master password. This function does not transmit your passwords into a cloud storage system, unless you want to use Firefox Sync, which is optional and can operate alongside Firefox's local password storage.

Smoother scrolling: Whether you're scrolling with a mouse wheel, the arrow keys, or the Page Up/Page Down keys, Firefox moves the webpage up and down with a gliding action that makes it easier to track how you're moving on the page. It's not as slick as the scroll in Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, but it's better than Chrome's jumpy technique.

Cons

Australis could still use a few tweaks: The Australis redesign in April 2014 changed every aspect of Firefox's interface, and not all of it for the better. There's still no way to resize buttons, the icons in the upper right are monochromatic and thus more difficult to distinguish, and the original main menu button had a more compact menu. Thankfully, you can get most of the old functionality back with the free Classic Theme Restorer add-on.

Underwhelming add-on discovery: Comparing Mozilla's add-on website to Google's, Google delivers more relevant search results and more visual aids showing how the add-on looks and what it does.

Bottom Line

Firefox for Windows 10 isn't a whole lot different from the version that we reviewed in April 2014, but it's still an excellent browser that performs well against the competition, even exceeding it in a few areas.

 
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4 stars

"V43 went back a step."

January 26, 2016  |  By RJL Onthemove

2016-01-26 05:43:16  |  By RJL Onthemove

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 43.0.4

Pros

Still a good package but ....

Cons

Now, can't 'Open in a new tab'.

Very, very annoying!

Summary

Too hasty to launch the new version without proper testing

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4 stars

"For Sure It Is The Best Browser Available"

January 12, 2016  |  By jtomcoburn

2016-01-12 10:44:57  |  By jtomcoburn

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 43.0.4

Pros

It is easy to use, has many add-on apps available and I understand it is more secure than other browsers. I have used it for a number of years now and wouldn't consider another browser. It used to have problems displaying some pages correctly and I occasionally had to use IE on some sites. But this never happens anymore.

Cons

1. The password and login utilities don't work on all sites. They could improve this. I use a master password which I understand makes FF more secure. I have to say I have tried some other high security password/login management software, but actually FF works better than these functionally. I am not sure about the security comparison.
2. You can block sites you don't want from installing their cookies, but I have found in some cases that I have blocked a site and somehow the site gets removed from from the blocked list and their cookies show up again.

Summary

All in all for free software (which I think all browsers are) you can't beat it.

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5 stars

"you can now have firefox as 64bit"

December 20, 2015

2015-12-20 03:52:26

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 43.0.1

Pros

firefox now comes as 64bit this runs much faster than the 32bit.

Cons

some add-on's may not work with the firefox 64bit. lasspass is one that you have to remove then redownload to work with firefox 43. 64bit & 32bit.

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3 stars

"Why wait so long for serch suggestion option in loc bar"

November 22, 2015  |  By karakteran

2015-11-22 04:28:05  |  By karakteran

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 42.0

Pros

free of charge, australis looks good, nice bookmarks bar but could it be better if you squeeze bookmarks little bit more there are space between available and put menu bar in customisation drop down menu!

Cons

a lot cosmetically issues which turn to be nothing but functional issues.

Summary

dear mozilla if you read this and i know you do, please let us know when do you intend to add search suggestion option in location bar?

Where is search suggestions option in location bar? all other major browsers has it long time ago, what are you waiting for?

btw when FF shuts down it takes forever to shuts down all of FF processes!

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2 stars

"Nothing special Pale Moon is better BetterPrivacy gone"

November 20, 2015  |  By musicman4you

2015-11-20 01:44:44  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 42.0

Pros

It is a okay browser.Pale Moon is much better for me.Firefox is slower.For videos Opera is even faster than Firefox.Not a Pro but thought I would mention it.

Cons

It dosen't work with CCLeaner very well.I have to set it up to use CCLeaner on Exit.It doesn't work if I don't.If I want to use Facebook or watch videos Opera and Pale Moon are way faster....Also I will not use Firefox anymore until they get BetterPrivacy working again to get rid of Flash cookies or Super Cookies stored in the Browser

Summary

Also I will not use Firefox anymore until they get BetterPrivacy working again to get rid of Flash cookies or Super Cookies stored in the Browser.I wish all of my browsing and download history along with Logins would delete with CCLeaner when I run it myself but it shows nothing with CCLeaner so I have Firefox set to run CCLeaner on Exit..I guess it is deleting everything ???? Not sure..Freezes sometimes also on Facebook.

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1 stars

"Crashes every second after an update."

November 19, 2015  |  By Holybride

2015-11-19 22:04:20  |  By Holybride

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 42.0

Pros

It was fine, now it's a crap!

Cons

Crashed a second after loading. Never loaded, kept on crashing.

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2 stars

"Crap Program - Don't waste your time!"

October 28, 2015

2015-10-28 10:29:35

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 41.0.2

Pros

It's not Internet Explorere or Google

Cons

It updates every other day, causing it to crash constantly. Adobe Flashplayer is constantly freezing up and never works properly and everytime they update you loose most of your add-ons like Norton Toolbar because they aren't compatible.

Summary

Have been using Firefox for several years and deleted it permanently recently due to its inability to to not cause me to want to pull my hair out daily. Every day it either updates, crashes or both and usually when I am in the middle of something. I use Norton and have for years and have always loved the toolbar feature for passwords etc.... unfortunately, it barely ever works in firefox because every time they update, they disable it and make it incompatible with their browser! ***???? Norton is a majorly used internet security program and your "bug fixes" won't allow Norton users to add their toolbar....... all in all has quickly become one of the worst browsers ever used! Deleted forever with no chance of reconsideration.

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5 stars

"A pretty versatile browser.."

October 20, 2015  |  By Charlsie Iris

2015-10-20 09:06:26  |  By Charlsie Iris

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 41.0.2

Pros

Stable and rather responsive browser. It has the features I needed. UI has improved and enhanced over time.

Cons

No disadvantages - at least in my opinion.

Summary

Great app overall

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5 stars

"Good browser .... but proposed changes will castrate FF"

October 12, 2015  |  By wyzwyk

2015-10-12 16:36:25  |  By wyzwyk

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1

Pros

1. There are literally thousands of add-on extensions available to users to customize the browser. Many of them provide features and functions not seen in any other browser. They make using Firefox a fun and productive experience.
2. The user interface is very customize friendly. I love the ease in which and how extensively I can change the browser's look.
3. Firefox is pretty fast at rendering web pages.
4. The browser is being very actively developed, with a new version coming out every six weeks.
5. Firefox has a number of useful built-in features that improve security.
6. For the most part web pages are rendered correctly.
7. Because I use a Linux operating system I have been able to run a 64 bit version of Firefox. This feature is only now coming to Window's users.
8. Unlike some other browser developers Mozilla takes my privacy seriously. My personal data stays safe and is not "for sale".
9. The synchronization tool works great and saves time.

Cons

1. It takes Firefox longer to open the more extensions you use.
2. Firefox is a single process browser so, unlike some other popular ones, if something goes askew the whole browser can crash, not just one process.
3. While the browser isn't as RAM hungry as some of its competitors memory can be an issue if you have little of it and run a lot of add-ons.
4. The six week release program that Mozilla employs has a down side also. Changes to the browsers code are not always well tested before being released, and because of that new versions are sometimes released with problems. It's tough for extension developers to stay current with the browser when it changes so frequently.
5. Mozilla wants to make many changes to Firefox in the next 18 months. They are extensive, all encompassing, and will, in my opinion, trash many of the most popular and useful add-on extensions users have come to love. This is going to anger and upset those who like to extensively customize Firefox.

Summary

As someone who has used FF from its inception I can honestly say I've been pretty happy with it over the years. My concerns for the browser are not what it is as much as what it's about to become. In the next year and a half Mozilla will begin to make changes to the browser that will have profound effect on how or if add-on extensions work. The legacy code of FF has brought it to a crossroad. Does Mozilla stay with XUL and XPCOM APIs that allow for extensions to access very useful low-level features in the browser, or do they deprecate these old APIs for a new one that would ultimately better the browser's speed, security and stability? They opted for the latter. Here is what Mozilla wants to do.
1. They want to add multi-process support to FF. By splitting processes it would better prevent a complete browser crash should one process go down.
2. To ensure extensions provide customization without sacrificing security, performance or exposing users to malware, Mozilla will require all extensions to be validated and signed.
3. Deprecate old APIs for a new WebExtension API.
4. To rewrite the FF code in Rust to accommodate the desired changed.

While Mozilla has stated it wants to extend the WebExtension API support to extension functionality as much as possible the changes they want to implement will make it very unlikely that FF will be left with many of the most useful add-ons we now use. In the end I believe we will see a denuded library of extensions, pretty and Chrome-like add-ons that provide little of the functionality that makes FF the useful productivity oriented tool it is today.

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5 stars

"Great Browser; no problems with it."

October 03, 2015  |  By fredg06

2015-10-03 10:59:58  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1

Pros

Fast, with some about:config changes offered by many different websites. It's almost as fast as my Chrome.

Cons

None that I know of; unless it does not have an add-on that will play online videos as well as Chrome.

Summary

Great Browser. I use it sometimes, instead of Chrome. It's a keeper.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 44.0
  • Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
  • Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
  • Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don't support MP4/H.264
  • In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread
  • Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding
  • Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools
  • Fixed bug with Windows XP.
  • Local database v25-01-2016.3.
  • Language module updated.
  • Added "HKU\..\Classes" to handled keys
  • Added "HKLM\..\Shell Extensions\Approved" to handled keys.
  • Tasks module updated.
  • Various security fixes.
  • To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms
  • Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements
  • Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher
  • Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates.
  • Stricter validation of web fonts
  • On-screen keyboard support temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date January 26, 2016
Date Added January 26, 2016
Version 44.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.06MB
File Name Firefox Setup 44.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,934,974
Downloads Last Week 35,052
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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