Mozilla Firefox is a popular Web browser available on a variety of platforms. Its code DNA reaches back to the dawn of the World Wide Web and has shaped other software and software companies, including The Tor Project (Windows, Android, Mac), the Opera browser (Windows, Android Mac) Adobe Acrobat (Windows, Android, Mac, iOS) Oracle, and Logitech.
The first thing you’ll notice when you open Firefox is just how fast and attractive it is. The purple and orange color scheme has really been polished up and all the menus and options look clean, minimalist, and easy to navigate. Firefox’s speed, which is one of the major selling points, also pleases. It’s all very well for Firefox and testers to tell us, precisely, how fast it is (and they do), but it looks and feels fast when you’re using it, which is arguably the most important point.
30% lighter than Chrome
Less memory usage means more space for your computer to keep running smoothly. Your other programs will thank you.
Gaming & VR
Engineered for next-gen gaming, It has built-in support for WASM and WebVR. No additional installation needed!
Save time! Find all your favorite content like Pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots, and downloads in one spot.
Customize with thousands of extensions like LastPass, uBlock Origin, Evernote, and more.
Makeover to suit your mood! Choose a new look from theme categories or create your own.
Set up Browser your way. Drag and drop features in and out of your toolbar for easy access.
Whether you’ve opened 10 or 1000, switching between tabs is faster than ever with Firefox’s new, responsive engine.
Mozilla FirefoxPortable for PC blocks online trackers while you browse and won’t remember your history after you’re done.
Some ads have hidden trackers that follow you online. Rude. We know. That’s why powerful tool stops them cold.
Faster Page Loading
By blocking some ads and scripts that bog down browsing, pages load up to 44% faster. Now that’s a win-win.
Uncomplicate screenshots. Take and share them directly from Firefox. That means no more searching for mysterious file names on your computer.
Built right into the toolbar, it’s the ultimate save-for-later feature. View your articles, videos, and pages across any device.
Connected to this, Firefox also uses less memory and, together, they have an impressive effect on resource-hungry tasks, like playing games or running other programs on your computer. Firefox also makes special mention of tabs, saying that they’ve changed the way the browser deals with tab processes to unlink them, which makes them faster, more agile, and less likely to crash or hang.
For most people who look to Firefox, the privacy gains are the main event – especially if you’re looking to make a change from Chrome. When it comes to ad blockers, Firefox has some heavy-duty weapons under the hood. You choose the level of protection you need from the browser, picking from highly-configurable Standard, Strict, and Custom modes, and there are also a number of Firefox-approved ad-blocking extensions you can add to up the level of protection.
You’ll also be able to exercise plenty of control over Firefox privacy by delving into the settings options – in both the Privacy Protections and Options menus. Here you can tweak the ad blockers, as we mentioned, as well as changing permissions for things like the camera, allowing or preventing Firefox from collecting data, and deciding when and how you deal with dangerous downloads and security certificates. There’s also a super-charged, tracker blocking private mode and a default password manager (although you can get more sophisticated password managers as separate downloads or add-ons).