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Mozilla Firefox for Windows Mozilla Firefox for Windows 81.0.2 for Windows

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,229 votes)

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File Size 50.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,230,436
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

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v81.0 on Sep 21, 2020

With Mozilla having suffered a huge employee base culling due to Covid sapping the global economy and workforce, it's forced them to really put a finer point on what matter most: a solid, fast browser experience. 80 was a look at things to come. 81 seems to have polished the improvements. 82, I see, has finally switched over to using LLVM 11-rc2....but not Rust 1.46? Come on Mozilla. That would make the Linux folks SUPER happy and help with Android a lot. I guess we'll have to wait until v83.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Still the most customizable browser, period. Although some customization has been lost with the the XUL extensions now not allowed, It is still my favorite browser.

Everyone seems to be using Google Chrome these days, but I refuse to install Google spyware on my system and use a browser that will not allow a REAL Bookmarks Sidebar

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Allot of the minor browsers I have use in the last few years either aren't updated or not compatible with some websites. I've tried all the big boys. Chrome, Edge, Opera, whatever version of IE still exits. I still come back to the mozilla browsers as my main choice. Still have Pale Moon as a backup browser but Firefox is my main browser again.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

It's not perfect and has gone in some questionable directions but it's return to form is welcome. Mozilla sticking to waht works and not trying to reinvent the wheel is a good idea going forward. It's been held back by the fact that LLVM 10 hates it but looks like the prospect of moving to LLVM 11 for v82 is going to be a huge performance win across all platforms. All the work that Martin Stransky did for Linux folks is very welcome. Should only get better from here!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v78.0.2 on Jul 9, 2020

Still my go to browsers, especially on my Android. Yes, it is battery hungry on Android but hoping when 78 ESR is released it'll be better and faster! Snappier than 77 was on my old work PC. 80 is going to be a HUGE boon for Linux folks. Good job Mozilla.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v77.0 on Jun 2, 2020

Still a solid browser and you always know what you're getting. Would like to see it built on Clang 10 and Rust 1.43 by 78 but doesn't look like it will. Bummer.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v75.0 on Apr 6, 2020

Slug Coordinator is a twonk.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v74.0 on Mar 11, 2020

Update the Screen Shot of the Current Programs the Image is years outdated.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v70.0 on Oct 22, 2019

Maybe not as fast as Chrome in a few benchmarks but certainly runs circles around Chrome on my Android in terms of *NOT* suffering browser hijacks and other issues. Works well for what I need and still gettign faster with every version.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v68.0.1 on Aug 1, 2019

Not sure why this is up as 68.0.1 was released July 18.
Am thinking since the beta version of 69 is in the last faze of testing it will be released shortly.

For Extensions there are more than enough alternative ones to be found built by other Developers that are more secure and does not crash Firefox with their buggy old code as it used to.
Most older Extensions/addons were abandoned by their Developers and were not getting fixed or updated as Firefox progressed with forward thinking code and fresh ideas.

For XP users sorry but you should not be out on the net as you are a hazard to other users with a non-supported OS.
Should be kept for playing older games or running older programs.
Linux is a Viable alternative to XP.
Please install it and consider other net users.

The cloud backup is a Option only. You do not have to use Sync at all as it is not a backup. Sync is for transferring data from 1 device to another so that they are the same. Thus is named Sync.
If wanting backup use proper backup software to do so.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,229 votes)
Your Rating
Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v81.0 on Sep 21, 2020

Pros: Still the best for privacy and securty.

Cons: Have to wait until FF82 for LLVM 11 performance benefits.

Bottom Line: With Mozilla having suffered a huge employee base culling due to Covid sapping the global economy and workforce, it's forced them to really put a finer point on what matter most: a solid, fast browser experience. 80 was a look at things to come. 81 seems to have polished the improvements. 82, I see, has finally switched over to using LLVM 11-rc2....but not Rust 1.46? Come on Mozilla. That would make the Linux folks SUPER happy and help with Android a lot. I guess we'll have to wait until v83.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Not Google Chrome
Has a bookmarks sidebar
Very customizable through about:config or userchrome.css

Cons: Not sure I like the direction Mozilla is going. Seems they try harder every day to be a Google clone

Bottom Line: Still the most customizable browser, period. Although some customization has been lost with the the XUL extensions now not allowed, It is still my favorite browser.

Everyone seems to be using Google Chrome these days, but I refuse to install Google spyware on my system and use a browser that will not allow a REAL Bookmarks Sidebar

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Best of all latest browsers

Cons: Been down this road for awhile, but allot of the old add on's dont work for some time now. But still, enough newer ones work that make this my primary browser

Bottom Line: Allot of the minor browsers I have use in the last few years either aren't updated or not compatible with some websites. I've tried all the big boys. Chrome, Edge, Opera, whatever version of IE still exits. I still come back to the mozilla browsers as my main choice. Still have Pale Moon as a backup browser but Firefox is my main browser again.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Still the best open source browser.

Cons: Being held back by trying to make it what it's not.

Bottom Line: It's not perfect and has gone in some questionable directions but it's return to form is welcome. Mozilla sticking to waht works and not trying to reinvent the wheel is a good idea going forward. It's been held back by the fact that LLVM 10 hates it but looks like the prospect of moving to LLVM 11 for v82 is going to be a huge performance win across all platforms. All the work that Martin Stransky did for Linux folks is very welcome. Should only get better from here!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v78.0.2 on Jul 9, 2020

Pros: New add-ons are increasing after the "great purge."

Cons: Still stuck on LLVM 9 and Rust 1.43. Should have been moved to LLVM 10 by now. 10.0.1 is about to be released. Tsk tsk.

Bottom Line: Still my go to browsers, especially on my Android. Yes, it is battery hungry on Android but hoping when 78 ESR is released it'll be better and faster! Snappier than 77 was on my old work PC. 80 is going to be a HUGE boon for Linux folks. Good job Mozilla.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v77.0 on Jun 2, 2020

Pros: Working so much better for Linux. Windows version has lost a bit of perf recently. Could be due to still not being on Clang 10 and newer Rust.

Cons: Could be faster given the version number.

Bottom Line: Still a solid browser and you always know what you're getting. Would like to see it built on Clang 10 and Rust 1.43 by 78 but doesn't look like it will. Bummer.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v75.0 on Apr 6, 2020

Pros: Still has great add-on support

Cons: Score a bit lower on some artificial benchmarks.

Bottom Line: Slug Coordinator is a twonk.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v74.0 on Mar 11, 2020

Pros: Pros, Firefox has made me move to Waterfox far superior...........

Cons: Con's it wiped out many plugins I use thus stopped using it and went to Waterfox.

Bottom Line: Update the Screen Shot of the Current Programs the Image is years outdated.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v70.0 on Oct 22, 2019

Pros: Getting faster with every iteration and still runs well on my old clunky E6510 @ Win 10 X64. Although FF70 only got a minor perf bump from Rust 1.37 and LLVM 8.0.1, FF71 is moving to LLVM 9.0.0 and, if we're lucky, Rust 1.38 so it should see a good perf improvement as well. Still needs to work on the JavaScript speed to match Chrome but who gives a fornicate about JavaScript anyway.

Cons: Needs some work in a few performance areas.

Bottom Line: Maybe not as fast as Chrome in a few benchmarks but certainly runs circles around Chrome on my Android in terms of *NOT* suffering browser hijacks and other issues. Works well for what I need and still gettign faster with every version.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v68.0.1 on Aug 1, 2019

Pros: All new code written in Rust with no more Netscape code to be found in it now.
Big leap in code and Firefox gets more stable every release.

Cons: Not enough info for going into Firefox's guts from About:Config to be able to turn off things like the new Recommended Addons (which you can).
This info should be out so people do not need to go to the Support Forum to find the answer.

Using other browsers that are built using Firefox code can be less secure and are not released at the same time nor are security updates/fixes.

Bottom Line: Not sure why this is up as 68.0.1 was released July 18.
Am thinking since the beta version of 69 is in the last faze of testing it will be released shortly.

For Extensions there are more than enough alternative ones to be found built by other Developers that are more secure and does not crash Firefox with their buggy old code as it used to.
Most older Extensions/addons were abandoned by their Developers and were not getting fixed or updated as Firefox progressed with forward thinking code and fresh ideas.

For XP users sorry but you should not be out on the net as you are a hazard to other users with a non-supported OS.
Should be kept for playing older games or running older programs.
Linux is a Viable alternative to XP.
Please install it and consider other net users.

The cloud backup is a Option only. You do not have to use Sync at all as it is not a backup. Sync is for transferring data from 1 device to another so that they are the same. Thus is named Sync.
If wanting backup use proper backup software to do so.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v68.0 on Jul 9, 2019

Pros: Fast AF.

Cons: Could always be faster.

Bottom Line: Being that Mozilla doesn't make add-ons and if your precious add-on isn't yet updated, complain to the author, not Mozilla. Giving 1 star for this is idiotic. Like complaining about lack of driver support for XP. Get over it.

68 is a nice perf improvement over the 60.x ESR series. Webrenderer is nice perf improvement too.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v67.0.1 on Jun 6, 2019

Pros: None ... There is no PROS anymore absolutely None its bloated its slow it shreds all backups and wont let you go back and restore as you once had. Stop forcing a Cloud Backup my Data stays on MY PC as well as my Files period.

Cons: Since 52.01 its gone down hill. Most of the Addons I use for various things no longer were allowed to remain and the Installation deleted it all. I could not go back because it screws up saved book marks and passwords.

Luckily the last backups i manually made were still in tact passwords, bookmarks etc.,

Now I use Waterfox while its updated they dont just wipe out old Addon's it has the latest security and enhancements without the crap the original Firefox has become.

I will never go back to Raw Firefox for anything there was absolutely no reason not to give warning. Also with other Firefox releases you use to be able to uninstall / reinstall the older version nope not after 52.01 all backups, all passwords files are zapped because of the way it re complies things and the new layout sucks.........

Bottom Line: Get Waterfox faster, lets you keep you original Addons Firefox Downloads had which some are important or useful in backup, protection, etc., Were done here Mozilla and thanks for deleting virtually all original addon downloads ......

ankur9

ankur9 reviewed v67.0.1 on Jun 4, 2019

Pros: Much faster than other browser
Browser opening time is lower than google chrome

Cons: Some time it updates automatically.

Bottom Line: a good browser.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v67.0 on May 20, 2019

Pros: Fast on my crappy old laptop and it just got faster with 67.

Cons: None.

Bottom Line: I noticed certain sites load much faster on 67 than with 66 and before. CNN loads in 1.5 seconds whereas before it took about 3 seconds. And I'm using a 7+ year old laptop. 68 should be even faster. Thanks Mozilla.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v66.0.5 on May 8, 2019

Pros: Still the best

Cons: Stick with one compiler

Bottom Line: Still my go-to browser. Still customizable right down to the CSS code or via about:config.

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