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Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.2

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Vista / Win10 / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP
Pale Moon is a customised version of Firefox, which has been carefully optimised for speed and efficiency.

The program has been made more lightweight, for instance, by stripping out little-used components like the accessibility features, and the parental controls. The crash report has also been stripped out, as it's designed to work with server-side technology that isn't available on And Pale Moon also drops support for Internet Explorer's ActiveX and ActiveX scripting technology, which also offers a security benefit as it means the browser can't be infected by malicious ActiveX controls.

Other optimisations are more technical. In particular, Firefox is compiled with the most conservative of settings, to ensure that it'll run on even ancient CPUs. Pale Moon, though, is optimised to take full advantage of modern processors, and this can give it a huge advantage over Firefox in some areas.

  • Highly optimized for modern processors
  • 100% Firefox sourced: As safe as the browser that has seen years of development.
  • Uses slightly less memory because of disabled redundant and optional code
  • Significant speed increases for page drawing and script processing
  • Stability: experience fewer browser crashes.
  • Support for SVG and Canvas, and downloadable fonts including WOFF
  • Support for HTML5 and WebGL (v4+)
  • Support for Firefox extensions (add-ons), themes and personas
  • Support for OOPP (Out-of-process plugin execution)
  • Able to use existing Firefox bookmarks and settings with this migration tool.
  • Screenshots:

    Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.1.2

    pale moon firefox browser optimized modern processor

    License type Open source1
    Author's homepage Visit the author's site
    Date added 12 Aug 2020
    Downloads 9,103
    File size 26.90 kB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
    Supported languages English,  Finnish,  Swedish,  Norwegian,  Spanish,  Dutch,  Danish
    Operating systems Vista / Win10 / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP1

    1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

    12 Aug 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.12.0(Latest stable version)
    30 Jul 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.11.0
    09 May 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.9.3
    01 May 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.9.2
    02 Mar 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.4
    19 Feb 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.3
    05 Feb 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.2.1
    29 Jan 2020Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.2
    11 Dec 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.8.0
    13 Sep 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.7.1
    31 Aug 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.7.0
    07 Jul 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.6.0.1
    03 Jul 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.6.0
    11 Jun 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.5.2
    06 May 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.5.0
    28 Mar 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.4.1
    22 Feb 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.4.0
    25 Jan 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.3.1
    18 Jan 2019Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.3.0
    07 Dec 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.2.2
    16 Nov 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.2.1
    14 Nov 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.2.0
    20 Sep 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.1.0
    02 Sep 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.0.1
    28 Aug 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.0.0.1
    17 Aug 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v28.0.0
    20 Jul 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.9.4
    23 Jun 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.9.3
    19 May 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.9.2
    08 May 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.9.1
    18 Apr 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.9.0
    29 Mar 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.8.3
    23 Mar 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.8.2
    04 Mar 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.8.0
    02 Feb 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.7.2
    19 Jan 2018Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.7.1
    29 Nov 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.6.2
    16 Nov 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.6.1
    09 Nov 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.6.0
    15 Oct 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.5.1
    26 Sep 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.5.0
    23 Aug 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.4.2
    04 Aug 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.4.1
    14 Jul 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.4.0
    29 Apr 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.3.0
    01 Apr 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.2.1
    18 Mar 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.2.0
    09 Mar 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.1.2
    22 Feb 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.1.1
    11 Feb 2017Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.1.0
    17 Dec 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.0.3
    07 Dec 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.0.2
    28 Nov 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.0.1
    27 Nov 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v27.0.0
    03 Oct 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.5.0
    17 Aug 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.4.0
    06 Jul 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.3.3
    25 Jun 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.3.1
    24 Jun 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.3.0
    10 May 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.2.2
    08 Apr 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.2.1
    25 Feb 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.1.1
    19 Feb 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.1.0
    06 Feb 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.0.3
    04 Feb 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.0.2
    30 Jan 2016Pale Moon (64-bit) v26.0.0
    29 Nov 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.8.1
    24 Nov 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.8.0
    17 Oct 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.7.3
    02 Oct 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.7.2
    30 Sep 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.7.1
    27 Aug 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.7.0
    27 Jul 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.6.0
    14 Jun 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.5.0
    10 May 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.4.1
    08 May 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.4.0
    28 Apr 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.3.2
    25 Mar 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.3.1
    13 Mar 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.3.0
    28 Jan 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.2.1
    15 Jan 2015Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.2.0
    14 Nov 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.1.0
    26 Oct 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.0.2
    18 Oct 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.0.1
    09 Oct 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v25.0.0
    14 Sep 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.7.2
    06 Aug 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.7.1
    29 Jul 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.7.0
    20 Jun 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.6.2
    12 Jun 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.6.1
    08 Jun 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.6.0
    25 Apr 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.5
    02 Apr 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.4.2
    19 Mar 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.4.1
    11 Mar 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.4.0
    11 Feb 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.3.2
    03 Feb 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v2.4.3.1
    28 Jan 2014Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.3.0
    13 Dec 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.2.2
    04 Dec 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.2.1
    26 Nov 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.2.0
    19 Nov 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.1.2
    05 Nov 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.1.1
    04 Nov 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.1.0
    27 Sep 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.0.2
    18 Sep 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.0.1
    13 Sep 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v24.0
    13 Aug 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v20.3
    22 Jul 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v20.2.1
    01 Jul 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v20.2
    23 May 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v20.1
    14 Apr 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v20.0.1
    09 Mar 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v19.0.2
    24 Feb 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v19.0.1
    22 Feb 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v19.0
    29 Jan 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.4.1
    16 Jan 2013Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.4
    06 Dec 2012Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.3.2
    01 Dec 2012Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.3.1
    08 Oct 2012Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.2
    28 Aug 2012Pale Moon (64-bit) v15.0
    09 Jun 2012Pale Moon (64-bit) v12.2
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