1.    04 Feb 2017 #1
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    What Is The Safest Site to Download Firefox to My Computer?


    IE11 is giving me problems and I don't like Edge. I want to download Firefox also to my computer as a 3rd alternative browser. I've been told to go to CNET website to safely do so. Is this the site you recommend to use to download a new Firefox browser, I'm in the US if that makes any difference.

    Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts.
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  2.    04 Feb 2017 #2
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    Download Firefox Free Web Browser Mozilla

    Always download from the manufacturer's/Developer's site. I never download anything from Cnet.
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  3.    04 Feb 2017 #3
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    Thank you Essenbe for your advice. I'm going to do it very soon and didn't want any problems coming with it. If I don't like it for some reason can it easily be uninstalled?
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  4.    04 Feb 2017 #4
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    Sure, no problem. Uninstall it like any other program.
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  5.    04 Feb 2017 #5
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    Usually when I do a clean install of Win 7 or Win 10 I use this site Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once .
    Ninite will


    • start working as soon as you run it
    • not bother you with any choices or options
    • install apps in their default location
    • say no to toolbars or extra junk
    • install 64-bit apps on 64-bit machines
    • install apps in your PC's language or one you choose
    • do all its work in the background
    • install the latest stable version of an app
    • skip up-to-date apps
    • skip any reboot requests from installers
    • use your proxy settings from Internet Explorer
    • download apps from each publisher's official site
    • verify digital signatures or hashes before running anything
    • work best if you turn off any web filters or firewalls
    • save you a lot of time!
    Also:
    I don't trust most download sites like Download.com. I have never had a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) installed when using ninite.
    Last edited by sml156; 04 Feb 2017 at 23:41.
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  6.    04 Feb 2017 #6
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    Ninite.com is what I use.
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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #7
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    MajorGeeks is also a very safe site to download programs from. MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks
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  8.    06 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Download Firefox Free Web Browser Mozilla

    Always download from the manufacturer's/Developer's site. I never download anything from Cnet.
    Thanks again for your advice. I just downloaded it from your link and all is well, so far very happy with it. I was able to put my Norton Safe Search toolbar, import my bookmarks from IE and customize it a bit to make me feel at home.
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  9.    06 Feb 2017 #9
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    CNet has at times been not friendly with downloads. I just got the 64-bit version of Firefox on one of my IP computers. I had to scroll to the bottom to get to the link for other languages/formats to get it as the very first page at firefox.com only gave the 32-bit version.
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  10.    06 Feb 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot View Post
    Thanks again for your advice. I just downloaded it from your link and all is well, so far very happy with it. I was able to put my Norton Safe Search toolbar, import my bookmarks from IE and customize it a bit to make me feel at home.
    Bigfoot, I am glad it worked out for you and you are happy with it.
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