64 bit Firefox

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Is there a 64 bit Firefox for x64 bit computers? Is using the 32bit FF in a x64 bit system a good idea?
     
  2. Azure Phoenix

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    You can use the 32-bits Firefox on a x64 Computer without worries.

    But if you want a 64-bits alternative, there are:

    Cyberfox
    Waterfox
    Palemoon
     
  3. NormanF

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    You can run both both 32 bit and 64x browsers on a 64x computer with no problems.

    As the other poster already pointed out, there are unofficial third party stable 64x FF based browsers available for download.

    Cyberfox corresponds to Mozilla's rapid release branch; Waterfox is the extended release support branch.
     
  4. trott3r

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    I run firefox 32bit on win 7 64bit and it runs in the syswow 32bit emulation.

    Seems a little slow but that could just be down to extensions/my config.

    How well does FF extensions work on waterfox?
     
  5. ams963

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    Thanks for the assurances. I've installed Firefox on my x64 bit system. :)
     
  6. chachazz

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    Rumor (meeting notes comment) has it there will be a x64 available with Beta 37.
     
  7. NormanF

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    FF extensions that will work on 32 bit run with no issues on 64x.
     
  8. mantra

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    may i know who does develop this forks?
    i mean are firefox team
    in these days i don't trust about softwares :(
    thanks
     
  9. Azure Phoenix

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    The ones that develop Cyberfox are 8pecxstudios
    https://8pecxstudios.com/
    They have a facebook if you're interested
    https://www.facebook.com/8pecxstudios

    And I don't believe anyone from the Firefox team is involved in theses fork.

    Don't worry. There's nothing wrong in being cautious, especially with what you install in your computer.
     
  10. mantra

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    hi
    i'm worried about mostly when i use the web browser for bank , or play....
     
  11. twl845

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    Sandboxie your browser before you log on to your bank.
     
  12. Minimalist

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    I don't see how this would make banking more secure. It can't stop keyloggers or any other in-browser attack. Infecting your system while you're banking is not very probable also (online bank sites usually don't spread malware). It would be better to sandbox his browser when he's using it to play and delete all sandboxed content before using online bank.
     
  13. DX2

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    MBAE, EMET, or HMPA?
     
  14. Minimalist

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    Yes, but I was replying to advice about Sandboxie - see quote in my post.
     
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    Yes I know was just asking
     
  16. Minimalist

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    OK, I didn't understand you. Yes, I believe that those tools will protect you better during online banking session than SBIE.
     
  17. twl845

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    It's not about malware. It's security. Not perfect, but when I sandbox the browser and sign into my bank, it asks me to supply a code which I retrieve from an e-mail they send, and enter into sign in. The bank signs me in as a first time, where upon I do my banking and sign off. Then I delete the sandbox contents. Like I was never there.
     
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    I was going to agree with Minimalist, I don't see what Sandboxie would do for you in that situation. If you are just trying to get rid of the traces of that session, a private mode browsing session would do the same without the need for extra software, and depending on the browser, SSL pages are not saved to the disc cache anyway. For me Sandboxie is about ridding myself of an infection I would have picked up from a risky site. Not trying to pick on you, just wanting to make sure we are understanding and not missing something we may not have thought of.
     
  19. twl845

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    I agree with that. I guess I lost that reasoning when I sandboxed my bank site. I think I began to believe I couldn't be seen while visiting my account in sandbox because the bank always thought I was a new account by making me re-register after signing in. Normally after you register as a home user once, you only have to sign in with subsequent visits to your account. I'll do as you suggest in private mode.
     
  20. bigc73542

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    64 bit Cyberfox works very well for me. No quirks or problems.
     
  21. guest

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    Simple things you can do:
    - Make sure you don't have malware installed in your system. Even if the browser is completely legitimate, malware could hijack it to read and transmit your sensitive information. Some other times, they don't even have to.
    - Make sure the website uses HTTPS before you put your credentials in.
    - Use a more restricted browser profile, separated from your main browser profile that you use for casual browsing. Or even better, use a different web browser with different engines for different purposes.
    - Optionally, use a trustworthy paid VPN dedicated only to access your bank account. Your bank might not really like the idea of you accessing your account through different IP addresses, so you might need to explain your situation to your bank.

    And please guys, Sandboxie or any type of "guarding" security apps won't have much relevancy here. I wouldn't even toss GesWall in. =V
     
  22. twl845

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    Would you consider FF NOSCRIPT a help?
     
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    I would, if the user doesn't mind having an addon enabled when accessing his/her bank account. A private browsing mode would also help, to prevent cookies from being stored so they won't get resurrected and then misused by irresponsible hands.
     
  24. twl845

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    I have FF delete cookies when I shut FF down.
     
  25. marzametal

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    Cyberfox is cool, out of the 3 mentioned above, it is my favourite... I am just waiting for Internet Download Manager to provide v35 browser integration (currently at v34), and my life will be complete... *fondles IDM*

    EDIT: Turns out it is working, just not on one site... what a dunce!
     
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