Mozilla Firefox for Windows (32-bit) 53.0.3 Fileforum Pick

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (9069 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 1,202,864 downloads

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Reviews of Mozilla Firefox for Windows (32-bit)

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 53.0.2 (May 8, 2017)

    My home page is appearing again instead of a blank page and after dozens of times of installing and uninstalling, because of assorted problems, it finally seems to be working well, so far. If it starts screwing up, I have WaterFox waiting in the wings.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 49.0.2 (Oct 21, 2016)

    Firefox is my main browser but recently i had a problem with it - some pages i had open froze. i switched over to Opera, a chrome base browser and had the same problem! but this time it was reported as web page crash. Reason for these problems - Windows XP only uses a max 2GB memory. wtf. a browser needs 2GB?? lol. Firefox is now the only browser that is updated for Windows XP, all the others don't support XP anymore. My solution other than upgrading to Windows 7 is to have another browser open in addition to Firefox. I am thinking the older original Opera 12.18 browser. its not a memory hog like the other browsers. Hopefully i don't run out of memory again..

  3. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 46.0.1 (May 5, 2016)

    Try 46.0.1 and it was so slow and draggy. Slow everything down on my PC with 16-GB ram. Had to go back to 42.0.0 - the best one for me.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 46.0.1 (May 4, 2016)

    Don't know what everyone else is doing wrong, but FF works fine for me overall. However, I prefer to use Mozilla's FF Extended Service Release browser instead, it offers more stability over regular releases to the public.
    More info on FF ESR.....


    So far FF ESR 45.1.1 is working great.
    4 1/2 stars (with Classic Theme Restorer addon)

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 46.0.1 (May 3, 2016)

    The ONLY 2 things people care about, speed and low memory usage, and Mozilla Continually refuses to do anything about firefox being a slow memory hog, while every other browser especially Chrome have done amazing jobs in those area. **** you firefox, you deserve your sad death.

Discuss Mozilla Firefox for Windows (32-bit)

  1. Jan 26, 2016 - 7:17 PM

    SIGH...Mozilla, still not even smart enough to provide different names for 32 and 64-bit EXEs. /facepalm

    I too experience the 10-20 second non-responsive input issues on many sites. I never see this in Chrome, although it has its own problems (failure to render some sites properly, occasionally closes a tab for no reason, etc).

  2. Apr 7, 2015 - 4:34 AM
    Md zaman


  3. Apr 28, 2014 - 7:58 PM


  4. Feb 19, 2013 - 12:39 PM

    Any bets on what they might have screwed up this time? :)

  5. Jul 30, 2012 - 12:53 AM

    Firefox is best browser..Firefox is best for browsing.Using that you can download anything fast,also upload too.I am using the firefox latest version...Even if i open many tabs in the browser it will not get crashed ...It has many addons ,While using this browser i checked the browsing speed at

  6. Nov 10, 2011 - 12:31 PM

    This versioning race makes NO sense. It muddies the waters for everyone and is the antithesis of what Mozilla was supposed to be about. A full version upgrade should have substantial changes in multiple areas of a product. At least some of the bugs introduced after v3 are finally being rooted out..I suppose that's "progress".

  7. Aug 2, 2011 - 4:02 PM

    Why is some one posting versions of Firefox here using this confusing syntax ?

    Why continue to use a word grouping that leads to flaming?

    This was a problem before and even though a simple rearrangement of terms would prevent problems, some one continues to cause upheaval by placing the Firefox version numbering directly after the word Windows. This practice not only disrupts this site it also harms the reputation of Mozilla Firefox.

    I move to, at least advise, the user who is responsible for this behavior to please adjust the title
    Mozilla Firefox (v6) for Windows, 6.0 Beta 4
    Mozilla Firefox (v6) 6.0 Beta 4 for Windows
    Mozilla Firefox for Windows version 6.0 Beta 4
    Mozilla Firefox for Windows V6.0 Beta 4
    Mozilla Firefox for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    V6.0 Beta 4

    It seems the title breaks badly with the page layout as written so perhaps all these could use adjusting as well

    Other Versions
    Mozilla Firefox (v2) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v3) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v3.5) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v3.6) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v4) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v5) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v7) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP
    Mozilla Firefox (v8) for Windows 7/2000/Vista/XP

  8. Jun 20, 2011 - 3:18 AM

    Dude, if you REALLY think you are so smart and know so much more than everyone else, why don't you be smart enough and download your English release from the directory you show us and install it - then find out what the hell version it is - it's not so difficult to see the "you are running the beta version" or something or another that gets loaded on the first start page of the program. THIS IS A DAMN BETA FOLKS - THE final version HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED!!! Don't install this and then come complain that something doesn't work. This is still BETA!!


    Reviewing 5.0 (Jun 19, 2011)

    4 all of user stating FX 5 Final is a fake; u r kindly invited 2 ck out

    Choose the language u do prefere n u'll get the final FX 5 release.

    That's all up 2 u folks.


  9. May 27, 2011 - 1:36 PM

    I note in the review of Firefox 7.0a1 that the reviewer was havng problems with XMarks. There is a dev version of them that works perfectly and can be found here -

    That held me back from using it as I do like to link the various versions of Fx but now it is running well - and no crashes (yet)

  10. Mar 21, 2011 - 10:04 PM

    On 21 March, FileForum claims to be posting the final release of Firefox 4.0 (i.e., not a release candidate). Mozilla's own FTP site lists that 4.0 final is not yet released and RC2 (released on 18 March) is still the latest.

  11. May 19, 2010 - 5:48 PM

    Anyone got any ideas as to why 3.6.3 will not open on Vista Home Premium x32? Even 3.5.9 won't open either.

  12. Mar 3, 2010 - 7:54 PM

    I'm sorry, but I do not see the logic in posting an alpha anywhere but the app's home site (Mozilla in this case). This is just asking for bad ratings and general problems.

  13. Jun 17, 2009 - 5:24 PM

    If you are having a problem with extensions in an update, you need the nightly tester tools. It will allow you to force an older extension to work.

    You can find it here:


  14. Mar 27, 2009 - 12:37 PM

    Firefox v3.0.8 Release Notes Please?

    v3.0.8, released March 27, 2009

    Check out what’s new, the known issues and frequently asked questions
    about the latest version of Firefox. As always, you’re encouraged to
    tell us what you think, either using this feedback form or by filing a bug in Bugzilla.

    What’s New in Firefox 3.0.8

    Firefox 3.0.8 fixes two critical security issues. found in Firefox 3.0.7.
    See the complete list of bugs fixed.

  15. Mar 13, 2009 - 1:09 AM

    I hope they make it better. Lately I am having huge problems with this running just okay. Been using firefox 2 since that seems to be way better.

  16. Mar 12, 2009 - 11:02 PM

    Big speedup over currently released Firefox, on the XP machine I tried this on. While the ACID 3 test isn't perfect yet, it's much closer.

  17. Mar 12, 2009 - 7:25 PM

    Just think it would be nice to link to the Beta information
    Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Release Notes

    This is the fifth development milestone and third beta release of Firefox 3.1, the upcoming version of the Firefox web browser. Please read below for more information.

    About this Beta

    Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is the fifth development milestone and third beta release of Firefox 3.1, the next version of the Firefox web browser. While this release is considered to be stable, it is intended for developers and members of our testing community to use for early evaluation and feedback. Users of the latest released version of Firefox should not expect all of their add-ons to work properly with this beta.

    What’s New in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

    Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 9 months. Firefox 3.1 is an incremental release on the previous version with significant changes to improve web compatibility, performance, and ease of use:

    * This beta is now available in 64 languages - get your local version.
    * Improved the new Private Browsing Mode.
    * Improvements to web worker thread support.
    * Improved performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
    * New native JSON support.
    * Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
    * Support for new web technologies such as the and elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, CSS 2.1 and 3 properties, SVG transforms and offline applications.

    Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center.