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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 14, 2017
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Waterfox Portable Review

Sven Sorensen

A very fast browser running 64-bit code of Mozilla Firefox

A review of Waterfox Portable by Sven Sørensen

Waterfox Portable is essentially Mozilla Firefox's code compiled as a 64-bit application for Windows.

This portable version includes support for all of Firefox's features including plug-ins, extensions and everything else you expect Firefox to do. Visually, the only different layout feature you might notice is the blue logo.

As a portable application, installation of Waterfox Portable is not required meaning it can be executed from most locations including USB thumb drives, memory sticks and other forms of portable mass storage media.

In terms of speed, we noticed that running Waterfox Portable on a 64-bit system just makes your browsing experience faster. Loading web pages, JavaScript-intensive applications and even videos with this 64-bit browser just seemed much faster. In terms of issues you might have with Firefox, they will probably just be replicated by Waterfox.

Waterfox follows the release schedule of the main Firefox releases a few days behind, but having that extra bit of speed on a 64-bit system is worth the short delay.

Overall, we highly recommend using Waterfox Portable as an alternative to Firefox if you have a 64-bit system and you're a fan of Firefox.

Waterfox Portable features and highlights:
  • Compiled in Intel's C mompiler
  • Intel's math library
  • Streaming SIMD extensions 3
  • Advanced vector extensions
  • Jemalloc
  • Profile-guided optimization
  • /O3 switch
  • 100% extension compatibility
  • 64-bit plugin support
  • Future Proof

Waterfox Portable is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Waterfox Portable 52.0.2 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This Internet browser software is filed under:

  • Waterfox Portable Download
  • Freeware Internet Browsers
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Portable Software

Compatibility with this Internet browser software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Waterfox.

Waterfox Portable has been picked by our users as excellent.
Waterfox Portable has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Waterfox Portable 52.0.2 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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