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Mozilla Firefox (64-bit) Free Download - A faster, more secure and customizable Web browser. The About Mozilla Firefox About Firefox window opens. Firefox will check for updates and download them automatically. When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox. If you are on a Mac computer with Apple Silicon and update from an older version to Firefox 84 or higher. If you see “(32-bit)” and you are running Firefox 56.0 or older, updating to the latest Firefox version should automatically upgrade you to 64-bit. If you see “(32-bit)” and are running Firefox 56.0.1 or newer, then your computer may not meet the minimum memory requirement for 64-bit (3 GB RAM or more). Download Mozilla Firefox, utilities and extensions. Mozilla Firefox for Windows and Linux 87.x is a fast, free, and Open Source web browser that provides you with a highly customizable interface with numerous third-party add-ons, as well as multiple Mozilla authored add-ons.

Users on 64-bit Windows who download Firefox can get our 64-bit version by default. That means you get a more secure version of Firefox, one that also crashes a whole lot less. How much less? In our tests so far, 64-bit Firefox reduced crashes by 39% on machines with 4GB of RAM or more.

What’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit?

Here’s the key thing to know: 64-bit applications can access more memory and are less likely to crash than 32-bit applications. Also, with the jump from 32 to 64 bits, a security feature called Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) works better to protect you from attackers. Linux and macOS users, fret not, you already enjoy a Firefox that’s optimized for 64-bit.

How do you get 64-bit Firefox?

If you’re running 64-bit Windows (here’s how to check), your Firefox may already be 64-bit. Check your Firefox version (in the “About Firefox” window) and look for “(32-bit)” or “(64-bit)” after the version number:

  • If you see “(32-bit)” and you are running Firefox 56.0 or older, updating to the latest Firefox version should automatically upgrade you to 64-bit.
  • If you see “(32-bit)” and are running Firefox 56.0.1 or newer, then your computer may not meet the minimum memory requirement for 64-bit (3 GB RAM or more). You can still manually install 64-bit Firefox, if you choose.
If you need to run 32-bit Firefox or manually install 64-bit Firefox, you can simply download and re-run the Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) Firefox installer from the Firefox platforms and languages download page.

Most problems with Firefox can be fixed by following the troubleshooting methods described below. Try these steps in order. If one doesn't work, move on to the next one. If you need extra help with any of this, we have a community of volunteers standing by.

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Sometimes problems can be fixed by simply restarting your computer and then starting Firefox again.

Many problems with loading web pages can be resolved by clearing Firefox's cookies and cache:

  1. Click on the menu button to open the menu panel.Click the Library button on your toolbar. (If you don't see it there, click the menu button then click Library.)
  2. Click History and select Clear Recent History….
  3. In the Time Range to clear: drop-down, select Everything.
  4. Below the drop-down menu, select both Cookies and Cache. Make sure other items you want to keep are not selected.
  5. Click .
For more information, see Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox.

Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that disables extensions, uses the default theme, turns off hardware acceleration and uses default toolbar settings, among other changes (see this article for details). To start Firefox in Safe Mode:

  1. Click the menu button , click Help, select Troubleshoot Mode… and click in the Restart Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode? dialog.
    Note: You can also start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.holding down the option key while starting Firefox.quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode
    You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
    Click the menu button , click Help, select Restart With Add-ons Disabled… and click in the Restart With Add-ons Disabled dialog.
    Note: You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.holding down the option key while starting Firefox.quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode
    You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
  2. In the next Firefox Safe Mode dialog, click .
  3. Check whether your problem is still happening while in Safe Mode.

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  • If the problem still happens in Safe Mode, go on to step 4.
  • If the problem does not happen in Safe Mode, follow these instructions to troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration.

Firefox Troubleshoot Mode is a diagnostic mode that disables extensions, uses the default theme, turns off hardware acceleration and uses default toolbar settings, among other changes (see this article for details). To start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode:

  1. Click the menu button , click Help, select Troubleshoot Mode… and click in the Restart Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode? dialog.
    Note: You can also start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.holding down the option key while starting Firefox.quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode
    You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
    Click the menu button , click Help, select Restart With Add-ons Disabled… and click in the Restart With Add-ons Disabled dialog.
    Note: You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.holding down the option key while starting Firefox.quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode
    You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
  2. In the next Open Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode? dialog, click .
  3. Check whether your problem is still happening while in Troubleshoot Mode.
  • If the problem still happens in Troubleshoot Mode, go on to step 4.
  • If the problem does not happen in Troubleshoot Mode, follow these instructions to troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration.

Some Firefox issues can be caused by a problem with one of the Firefox program files. Follow these steps to completely remove and reinstall Firefox. This process will not remove your Firefox profile data (such as bookmarks and passwords), since that information is stored in a different location.

Note: You might want to print these steps or view them in another browser.
  1. Download and save the installer for the latest official version of Firefox from mozilla.org.
  2. Exit Firefox (if open): Click the Firefox menu and select Exit.Click the Firefox menu at the top of the screen and select Quit Firefox.Click the Firefox menu and select Quit.
  3. You may want to make a note of the Mozilla Firefox program folder location (right-click the Firefox desktop icon, select Properties from the context menu and click the Shortcut tab) since there may be leftover files and folders after you uninstall Firefox that should be removed for a clean reinstallation.
  4. Uninstall Firefox from your computer.
  5. Delete the Firefox program folder, which is normally found in one of these locations by default:
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    • C:Program Files (x86)Mozilla Firefox
  6. Reinstall Firefox using the installer you downloaded earlier - see How to download and install Firefox on Windows for instructions.
  1. Download the latest official version of Firefox from mozilla.org.
  2. Quit Firefox: Click the Firefox menu and select Exit.Click the Firefox menu at the top of the screen and select Quit Firefox.Click the Firefox menu and select Quit.
  3. Uninstall Firefox from your computer by opening the Applications folder in the Finder and dragging the Firefox application to the Trash.
  4. Reinstall Firefox - see How to download and install Firefox on Mac for instructions.
  1. Download the latest official version of Firefox from mozilla.org.
  2. Quit Firefox: Click the Firefox menu and select Exit.Click the Firefox menu at the top of the screen and select Quit Firefox.Click the Firefox menu and select Quit.
  3. Uninstall Firefox - If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install Firefox on Linux for details. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder firefox in your home directory to uninstall Firefox.
  4. Reinstall Firefox - see Install Firefox on Linux for instructions.

Now start Firefox and check to see if your problem has been fixed. If it hasn't, continue with the next troubleshooting method.

The Refresh Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring your Firefox profile to its default state while saving your essential information.
If you have many Firefox customizations, you may want to skip this step and create a new Firefox profile instead (see step 6, below) so that your old profile is easily recoverable from the Profile Manager.
Note: When you refresh Firefox, your bookmarks, browsing history, open tabs, windows, passwords, cookies and web form auto-fill information will be saved. However, your extensions and themes will be removed and your preferences will be reset. Learn more.
  1. Click this Refresh Firefox button directly, if you are viewing this page in Firefox. This won't work if you are using a different browser or a mobile device.
    • You can also find a Refresh Firefox button at the top of the Firefox about:supportTroubleshooting Information page.
  2. To continue, click in the confirmation window that opens.
  3. Firefox will close to refresh itself. When finished, a window will list your imported information. Click and Firefox will open.
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Note: There's a Refresh Firefox button in the Firefox Safe Mode window, if you can't start Firefox normally. You can also do a manual refresh by creating a new profile and transferring your important data to the new profile.

Sometimes files in your Firefox profile folder that correspond to the essential information that a Firefox Refresh doesn't remove (such as bookmarks and browsing history) may be causing the issue. You can create a new, additional profile which will not contain any of your old Firefox data. See the Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles article for instructions.

If you've tried all of these troubleshooting methods, and you're still having problems, here are some other solutions you can try:

Check browser internals

The Firefox Task Manager (about:performance page) lets you see what tabs or extensions are slowing down Firefox. Telemetry Data shared with Mozilla (about:telemetry page) contains detailed data about performance, hardware, usage and customization. The Troubleshooting Information page (about:support page) includes other about: page links and troubleshooting resources. (For a list of all about: pages, enter about:about in the address bar.)

Check for conflicts with your Internet security software

Some Internet security software (including antivirus, antispyware, and firewall programs) can cause problems with Firefox including blocking it from opening websites, crashes, and more. Often you can open the program's settings, remove Firefox from its list of allowed or trusted programs, and it will be re-detected and things should start working again. If your program is listed at the Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet article, you can get specific instructions for how to properly reconfigure it.

Check for malware

Malware (short for 'malicious software') can cause problems with Firefox. Periodically, you should scan your system for viruses, spyware, or other malware. For more information, see Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware.

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