How to Download, Install, Update, and Uninstall Mozilla Firefox on Your Windows PC
So, you have finally ventured to shift from your old browser to Mozilla Firefox. You’ve made the right choice! Presently, Firefox is considered one of the most flexible and efficient browsers available on the market. With Firefox, you’ll be able to surf the web much faster and safer. The only thing that remains is to download and install this superb browser on your Windows computer. Don’t know how to do it properly? Go on reading our article.
Downloading and Installing Firefox
The Firefox Download page is the first place most users land on when needing the latest version of Firefox. Still, not all users know that the Mozilla Firefox official website isn’t the only resource offering the Firefox browser for download. There are a bunch of reliable download websites such as RocketFiles.com you can rely on to get Mozilla Firefox for PC. The only thing you should keep in mind is that the website you’re using must be longstanding and reputable. Never use newly created sites, whose reputation cannot be verified, to download software. With that in mind, go ahead and download Firefox.
- Fire up your current browser and head to the website offering Mozilla Firefox for download.
- Once on the website, locate a “Download” button and click on it. If you opt for the Firefox website, you’ll spare yourself the bother of choosing the appropriate version of Firefox that will be best compatible with your Windows OS.
- Then, your browser may ask you whether you want to run the downloaded file. If so, agree by clicking “Run.” If the “Run” option is unavailable (depends on your current browser), make sure to select “Open” instead.
- Once you open the downloaded installer file, the new dialogue may appear. You’ll need to hit “Yes” in the User Account Control window to proceed with the installation.
- Be patient and let the installer finish its job.
- Firefox will notify you of the successful completion of the installation process.
Now you can go browse the web with your new Firefox. Just double-click on the familiar icon.
Updating Firefox to the Latest Version
As most browsers, Firefox is set to update automatically to the latest release. Still, there are times when it fails to do so and you need to update the program manually. Don’t worry. It’s as easy as ABC.
- Double-click on the Fox icon and start your Firefox.
- Head to the browser menu and click “Help.”
- Under the “Help” section, choose the “About Mozilla Firefox” option.
- Once the new window opens, your browser will start looking for new releases to download onto your computer.
- Now you have a new version of Firefox ready to be installed. All you need to do is to restart your browser to start enjoying the new version.
B! If due to some reason your current Firefox version failed to update, complete, and any other unexpected problems occurred during the installation process, be sure to visit Mozilla’s System and Language page to get and install the required version of Firefox. Take care to download software only from the official links.
Also, note that you can change your current update settings to your liking. Select “Options” from the menu. Then, go to the “General” panel and navigate to the “Firefox Update” section. You can tweak the update settings from there.
Should you need to uninstall your Firefox, follow the steps outlined below:
- Exit Firefox if it’s running at this moment.
- Navigate to your Windows menu by clicking the corresponding button.
- From the Windows menu, select “Control Panel.”
- In the new window, click on the “Uninstall the program” link.
- From the program list, choose the program subject to uninstallation.
- Scroll to the top of the list and select “Uninstall” to begin uninstalling Firefox.
- When prompted, click “Next” in the Uninstall Wizard window.
- Then click “Uninstall” again.
- Hit “Finish” to complete the uninstall.
- Note that you may need to manually get rid of some Firefox files and folder that haven’t been removed the uninstall wizard. In either the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox folders, locate and remove the remaining files.