Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.
Mozilla Firefox Features:
Anti-Malware Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware delivered over the Web. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isn't safe to use.
Anti-Phishing Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site that's pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser message big as life will stop you.
Instant Web Site ID Want to be extra sure about a site's legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be.
Forget This Site Having second thoughts about having visited a certain Web site? With this feature, you can remove every trace of that site from your browserÂ—no questions asked!
Parental Controls Enforce parental control settings you've entered on Windows 7 to stop unwanted downloads and more.
Outdated Plug-In Detection Some web pages require that you install small applications called plugins to watch videos, play games or view documents. These plugins are written by other companies, and it can be hard to make sure they're always up to date. Since outdated plugins are a security risk, Firefox will let you know when you have a plugin that's vulnerable to attack and direct you to the right site to get the updated version. View our plugin check page.
Clear Recent History Clear all your private data or just your activity over the past few hours with a few quick clicks. You have full control over what to delete, and then your info is gone for good on your computer or the one at your local library. It's that easy.
Customized Security Settings Control the level of scrutiny you'd like Firefox to give a site and enter exceptions sites that don't need the third degree. Customize settings for passwords, cookies, loading images and installing add-ons for a fully empowered Web experience.
Add-ons Firefox looks for a secure connection before installing or updating add-ons, 3rd party software, and Personas.
Anti-Virus Software Firefox integrates elegantly with your Windows antivirus software. When you download a file, your machine's antivirus program automatically checks it to protect you against viruses and other malware, which could otherwise attack your computer.