WWW & Internet Browsers Waterfox for Windows

Waterfox for Windows 55.2.2 for Windows

by Waterfox

Avg. Rating 3.2 (227 votes)

File Details

File Size 68.0 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 10,598
Publisher Waterfox
Homepage Waterfox
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Waterfox is a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it's compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v55.2.0 on Oct 6, 2017

Waterfox is all I wanted, I just wanted firefox to be fast and this is it. The future is unclear for this browser after FF57 comes out, but Ill stay on it as long as I can.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v55.0.2 on Aug 22, 2017

To be fair, its not too bad. Like Kstev mentioned, with Mozilla going in an entire different direction soon affecting allot of add on's themes who knows what this will do to all the browser clones based on this. I know about cyberfox giving up and allot of rumblings in the Seamonkey world about these changes. Pale moon branched away from this but unfortunately I've had a few sites not work with it. Waterfox is good. Better than Chrome. And a heck of allot better that either IE or Edge.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.1 on May 11, 2017

I've been using this since Firefox announced that only web extension addons will work in the very near future. That means that the one thing that made Firefox stand out, CUSTOMIZATION, will soon be a thing of the past as about 80% of your addons will not work with the new Firefox (AKA Clone of Google Chrome.)

Waterfox imported all of my bookmarks, addons etc and is working flawlessly. Cyberfox you say? Cyberfox developers have announced they are going to throw in the towel when Firefox drops support fpr XUL / X{COM. Thanks to the Waterfox developer. I'm sure it will be picking up a LOT of users in the near future.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v51.0 on Jan 27, 2017

Since Firefox has a 64 bit version, that makes this pretty much useless And I agree. since trying Cyberfox, I havent look back.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v50.1.0 on Dec 24, 2016

cyberfox is way better

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v48.0.2 on Sep 9, 2016

It is easier to remove the bloatware from Waterfox that comes bundled with Firefox, however the last version of Waterfox had a major memory leak. Perhaps this version is better. Also, there should be a way to migrate bookmarks between browsers.

comnut

comnut reviewed v48.0.1 on Aug 18, 2016

If you hate australis, PALE MOON does a good 64 bit browser.. and a well ordered forum, too...

Its UP TO YOU what you choose.. cyberfox, ultrafox, etc, etc...

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v47.0.1 on Jul 6, 2016

Why bother with this when you can download a 64bit version of firefox right from Mozilla's site? go to their site, scroll down to bottom, choose the otehr versions link and find the one you need. available for windows, mac, linux and for all in 32 or 64 bit.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v44.0.2 on Feb 16, 2016

This is one revision that should get a pass, because it contains the same bug that was in 44.0.1, which is the inability of the user to comment on certain sites, due to some problem that goes away when the browser is put into safe mode.

Better to stay with 43.0.4 until the author gets it fixed. [I believe it has something to do with the implementation of the java, but have not been willing to pursue the problem myself.] The same thing occurred in the 43+ version, but the author caught it quickly. It does not seem to be a lesson learned.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v43.0 on Jan 7, 2016

Waterfox is the performance version of Firefox, for those who have been tired of waiting for a 64 bit version. Sure, now there is one [for at least a couple of weeks], but Waterfox is optimized for those with the higher end hardware, and those that flinch when they hear about some of the stupidity coming from Mozilla, such as signed extensions, and forced media encryption. Waterfox loses the bad ideas, and since it is compiled to be faster, and the author seems to know what he is doing, it is. The author says about 20% on some hardware, I say "enough to tell it's faster as long as you're awake!"

Not always the fastest on the draw with updates, the upside is the mistakes are limited, and the author is easy to contact, and amenable to suggestions from the users.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (227 votes)
Your Rating
Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v55.2.0 on Oct 6, 2017

Pros: fast

Cons: Wont be updated after 56 likely

Bottom Line: Waterfox is all I wanted, I just wanted firefox to be fast and this is it. The future is unclear for this browser after FF57 comes out, but Ill stay on it as long as I can.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v55.0.2 on Aug 22, 2017

Pros: Lots of Firefox themes and add on's work with this. No problems with any sites r plug ins.

Cons: Very closely related to firefox. That if you want to use this, it might affect Firefox also as an fyi. Didn't affect any other browser.

Bottom Line: To be fair, its not too bad. Like Kstev mentioned, with Mozilla going in an entire different direction soon affecting allot of add on's themes who knows what this will do to all the browser clones based on this. I know about cyberfox giving up and allot of rumblings in the Seamonkey world about these changes. Pale moon branched away from this but unfortunately I've had a few sites not work with it. Waterfox is good. Better than Chrome. And a heck of allot better that either IE or Edge.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.1 on May 11, 2017

I've been using this since Firefox announced that only web extension addons will work in the very near future. That means that the one thing that made Firefox stand out, CUSTOMIZATION, will soon be a thing of the past as about 80% of your addons will not work with the new Firefox (AKA Clone of Google Chrome.)

Waterfox imported all of my bookmarks, addons etc and is working flawlessly. Cyberfox you say? Cyberfox developers have announced they are going to throw in the towel when Firefox drops support fpr XUL / X{COM. Thanks to the Waterfox developer. I'm sure it will be picking up a LOT of users in the near future.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v51.0 on Jan 27, 2017

Since Firefox has a 64 bit version, that makes this pretty much useless And I agree. since trying Cyberfox, I havent look back.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v50.1.0 on Dec 24, 2016

cyberfox is way better

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v48.0.2 on Sep 9, 2016

It is easier to remove the bloatware from Waterfox that comes bundled with Firefox, however the last version of Waterfox had a major memory leak. Perhaps this version is better. Also, there should be a way to migrate bookmarks between browsers.

comnut

comnut reviewed v48.0.1 on Aug 18, 2016

If you hate australis, PALE MOON does a good 64 bit browser.. and a well ordered forum, too...

Its UP TO YOU what you choose.. cyberfox, ultrafox, etc, etc...

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v47.0.1 on Jul 6, 2016

Why bother with this when you can download a 64bit version of firefox right from Mozilla's site? go to their site, scroll down to bottom, choose the otehr versions link and find the one you need. available for windows, mac, linux and for all in 32 or 64 bit.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v44.0.2 on Feb 16, 2016

This is one revision that should get a pass, because it contains the same bug that was in 44.0.1, which is the inability of the user to comment on certain sites, due to some problem that goes away when the browser is put into safe mode.

Better to stay with 43.0.4 until the author gets it fixed. [I believe it has something to do with the implementation of the java, but have not been willing to pursue the problem myself.] The same thing occurred in the 43+ version, but the author caught it quickly. It does not seem to be a lesson learned.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v43.0 on Jan 7, 2016

Waterfox is the performance version of Firefox, for those who have been tired of waiting for a 64 bit version. Sure, now there is one [for at least a couple of weeks], but Waterfox is optimized for those with the higher end hardware, and those that flinch when they hear about some of the stupidity coming from Mozilla, such as signed extensions, and forced media encryption. Waterfox loses the bad ideas, and since it is compiled to be faster, and the author seems to know what he is doing, it is. The author says about 20% on some hardware, I say "enough to tell it's faster as long as you're awake!"

Not always the fastest on the draw with updates, the upside is the mistakes are limited, and the author is easy to contact, and amenable to suggestions from the users.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v40.0.2 on Aug 26, 2015

Cyberfox 64 even has 2 versions one for AMD and one for Intel

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v32.0.3 on Oct 8, 2014

Same crappy U.I. as the new Firefox.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v32.0 on Sep 5, 2014

Waterfox is slow... please try CyberFox

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v30.0 on Jul 7, 2014

try it now it is all fixed and very fast!!!!

fredreed

fredreed reviewed v24.0 on Oct 8, 2013

I tried waterfox and it was very slow to having issues with connecting to yahoo and other various websites. It's a very unstable web browser. Stay away from it and avoid it at all costs.

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