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Mozilla Firefox for Windows Mozilla Firefox for Windows 55.0.2 for Windows

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,217 votes)

File Details

File Size 31.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,214,097
Publisher Mozilla
Homepage Mozilla Firefox
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Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v54.0.1 on Jun 30, 2017

Firefox is the best browser imho but it's not as fast as Chrome I'm sorry to say.

psycros

psycros reviewed v54.0.1 on Jun 29, 2017

Mozilla has turned Firefox into a painful joke.

* Same filenames used for 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
* Install process that tries to install 90's-era background monitor. Puts a shortcut on your taskbar without asking.
* Bloat, bloat and more bloat. Nodody gives a damn about Pocket, "reader mode" or the other garbage. Thankfully it can all be disabled with a little bit of tweaking.
* Change for change's sake has driven off many of the best addon developers.
* Default UI is a copy-n-paste of Chrome. Thank god for Classic Theme Restorer..but how long until idiots at Mozilla decide to break it?
* Breaks about a third of e-commerce sites I've visited over the past six months.
* SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. So, so, slow.

So if FF looks just like Chrome, has driven most of the best devs to Chrome and its slower and breaks more sites than Chrome...why not just use Chrome? After well over a decade of championing FF I have switched to Chromium as my primary browser out of necessity. I don't use anything that requires a Google login so Chromium is the closest thing I can find to what FF used to be.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v54.0 on Jun 18, 2017

Working very well, indeed.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v54.0 on Jun 17, 2017

running fine on my 3 year old PC - latest Windows 10 build 64-bit, 16GB RAM, SSD. i tried this new build of Firefox for a week, before that i tried Chrome. both run fast enough. I think firefox is running faster with this new v54. Before this i had XP running and firefox froze when 2GB memory limit was reached. hence my upgrade to 64-bit Windows. good job Firefox way to go!! ignore the last 2 reviwers, pair of ???? haha

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v54.0 on Jun 17, 2017

Have to agree here, Firefox has become a bloated piece of junk that definitely does not work correctly. The took out the good stuff and put in the code that just simply does not work correctly. One idea I had and it seems to work well, get a build before Firefox 50 and it seems to be ok, but still can be slow. I got rid of all firefox browsers, it is not worth the aggravation it gives you and you hope when you install their newest it will be fixed and work correctly. Maybe all of us live in Fantasy land too long, time to move on, Firefox is a has been and now it is time to go to another until it breaks down also. Even Cyberfox is slowing down greatly and does not work correctly as it should all the time. Sad, the fox is a has been in all new builds.. (:

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v54.0 on Jun 15, 2017

I've tried and tried and tried to resolve recent Firefox issue of stuttering animations, like on Bing homepage if they have an animated daily wallpaper, or with videos, including live streaming like on Xfinity TV. Issue happens on both Win7 32-bit and Win10 64-bit, both being Duo Core Intels with decent graphics cards (one AMD and one Nvidia). My best result at trying to resolve the issue was on Win10 64-bit with installing 32-bit FF, but still falls short on performance. Somewhere between versions 45 and 53, something got messed up by the Mozilla developers. Firefox ESR 45 works just fine, but an upgrade to FF 52 ESR or even 53 monthly build brings the debilitating issue. I highly doubt the issue has been resolved with this new monthly release, and I also highly doubt the Mozilla developers even care, and suspect they do know of the issue. Chrome, Edge and even Maxthon does not have the issues mentioned.

Because of this, I have dumped FF on Windows 7 and only keep FF 32-bit as a standby browser on Windows 10 64-bit.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v53.0.2 on 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.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v53.0.2 on May 6, 2017

Wouldn't know. Haven't used Firebloat in about a year.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.2 on May 6, 2017

Firefox has abandoned its faithful users and had decided to become a clone of google chrome. The one thing that made this browser stand out was the ability to customize it and use add-ons that were extremely useful to get things done. Now about 80% of the current addons will not work since they are dropping support for XUL/XPCOM, Goodbye Firefox, hello WATERFOX

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v53.0.2 on May 5, 2017

Been having black screen flashes and flickering within the browser with the recent Firefox update on two PCs, was rare, but happening nonetheless. Hopefully this release fixes it, being they state it also has stability fixes.

3 stars because of the recent stability issues mentioned, 4 1/2 stars if this update fixes the issue.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,217 votes)
Your Rating
Picasso

Picasso reviewed v54.0.1 on Jun 30, 2017

Firefox is the best browser imho but it's not as fast as Chrome I'm sorry to say.

psycros

psycros reviewed v54.0.1 on Jun 29, 2017

Mozilla has turned Firefox into a painful joke.

* Same filenames used for 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
* Install process that tries to install 90's-era background monitor. Puts a shortcut on your taskbar without asking.
* Bloat, bloat and more bloat. Nodody gives a damn about Pocket, "reader mode" or the other garbage. Thankfully it can all be disabled with a little bit of tweaking.
* Change for change's sake has driven off many of the best addon developers.
* Default UI is a copy-n-paste of Chrome. Thank god for Classic Theme Restorer..but how long until idiots at Mozilla decide to break it?
* Breaks about a third of e-commerce sites I've visited over the past six months.
* SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. So, so, slow.

So if FF looks just like Chrome, has driven most of the best devs to Chrome and its slower and breaks more sites than Chrome...why not just use Chrome? After well over a decade of championing FF I have switched to Chromium as my primary browser out of necessity. I don't use anything that requires a Google login so Chromium is the closest thing I can find to what FF used to be.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v54.0 on Jun 18, 2017

Working very well, indeed.

anonswgeek

anonswgeek reviewed v54.0 on Jun 17, 2017

running fine on my 3 year old PC - latest Windows 10 build 64-bit, 16GB RAM, SSD. i tried this new build of Firefox for a week, before that i tried Chrome. both run fast enough. I think firefox is running faster with this new v54. Before this i had XP running and firefox froze when 2GB memory limit was reached. hence my upgrade to 64-bit Windows. good job Firefox way to go!! ignore the last 2 reviwers, pair of ???? haha

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v54.0 on Jun 17, 2017

Have to agree here, Firefox has become a bloated piece of junk that definitely does not work correctly. The took out the good stuff and put in the code that just simply does not work correctly. One idea I had and it seems to work well, get a build before Firefox 50 and it seems to be ok, but still can be slow. I got rid of all firefox browsers, it is not worth the aggravation it gives you and you hope when you install their newest it will be fixed and work correctly. Maybe all of us live in Fantasy land too long, time to move on, Firefox is a has been and now it is time to go to another until it breaks down also. Even Cyberfox is slowing down greatly and does not work correctly as it should all the time. Sad, the fox is a has been in all new builds.. (:

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v54.0 on Jun 15, 2017

I've tried and tried and tried to resolve recent Firefox issue of stuttering animations, like on Bing homepage if they have an animated daily wallpaper, or with videos, including live streaming like on Xfinity TV. Issue happens on both Win7 32-bit and Win10 64-bit, both being Duo Core Intels with decent graphics cards (one AMD and one Nvidia). My best result at trying to resolve the issue was on Win10 64-bit with installing 32-bit FF, but still falls short on performance. Somewhere between versions 45 and 53, something got messed up by the Mozilla developers. Firefox ESR 45 works just fine, but an upgrade to FF 52 ESR or even 53 monthly build brings the debilitating issue. I highly doubt the issue has been resolved with this new monthly release, and I also highly doubt the Mozilla developers even care, and suspect they do know of the issue. Chrome, Edge and even Maxthon does not have the issues mentioned.

Because of this, I have dumped FF on Windows 7 and only keep FF 32-bit as a standby browser on Windows 10 64-bit.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v53.0.2 on 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.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v53.0.2 on May 6, 2017

Wouldn't know. Haven't used Firebloat in about a year.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.2 on May 6, 2017

Firefox has abandoned its faithful users and had decided to become a clone of google chrome. The one thing that made this browser stand out was the ability to customize it and use add-ons that were extremely useful to get things done. Now about 80% of the current addons will not work since they are dropping support for XUL/XPCOM, Goodbye Firefox, hello WATERFOX

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v53.0.2 on May 5, 2017

Been having black screen flashes and flickering within the browser with the recent Firefox update on two PCs, was rare, but happening nonetheless. Hopefully this release fixes it, being they state it also has stability fixes.

3 stars because of the recent stability issues mentioned, 4 1/2 stars if this update fixes the issue.

smuttinata

smuttinata reviewed v53.0 on Apr 30, 2017

Version 53.0 - So slow and draggy and took forever to open webpages. Had to go back to ESR 45.7. Very disappointing.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v53.0 on Apr 22, 2017

Waterfox is doing very well and firefox is not. The latest is that my home page does not come up and I get a blank screen. This has been the case with at least the last three "upgrades" of FF. I doubt that FF will ever be right again. FF has s*** the bed.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0 on Apr 19, 2017

Sorry Firefox, Ive used you faithfully since you rose from the ashes of Netscape's collapse way back when. I have endorsed you faithfully to my friends, and you have always been the most customizable browser EVER.

NO MORE. With your announcement of discontinuing support for XUL/XPCOM it seems that a lot of the add-ons I have come to rely on will no longer be supported. I just don't like the direction that this browser is moving and it is time to go our separate ways. I have tried Pale Moon, but eventually settled on WATERFOX. All of my add-ons, bookmarks etc. migrated perfectly to my new default browser.

Thank you Firefox, good luck with your new Chrome Cloning strategy., I hope it works out for you, but I'm afraid the one thing that made you great is gone, and you will soon meet the same fate as Netscape.

Roman Pillow

Roman Pillow reviewed v51.0 on Jan 24, 2017

Monkey Punch, you have to remember that a fresh install will *always* perform better than an existing one with addons and accumulated garbage of use over time. Overall, Mozilla is doing pretty average to what the should be.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v51.0 on Jan 23, 2017

When they first started releasing 64-bit builds of Firefox, I jumped on the band wagon. It ran so much better on my 64-bit OS. I remember testing it against the 32-bit version with Peacekeeper and Speed Battle. Way back, I was amazed when my old clunker scored 600-800 on Speed Battle. Today, Firefox 51 scores in the low-to-mid 1300s. So, for all the haters and complainers that say performance sucks on Firefox, it's nonsense. The benchmark numbers speak for themselves. You guys must have such a munged up system that you're your own worst enemies.

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