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If you’re looking for a customized web browser that is built for high efficiency, the solution is in Pale Moon. This Firefox-based web browser is custom-built for Windows Operating Systems. This comes as a relief for Windows users who have always looked longingly at browsers custom built specifically for Linux users’ systems. However, Pale Moon is not restricted to use by Windows OS it can be used for Linux and is also being developed for other Operating Systems.

Why Use Pale Moon?

Why not? This browser is 25% faster than the basic build Firefox browser. Making a browser faster and more efficient is a result of a number of things. For one, the compilation process is enhanced. This optimization cuts browsing speed. In addition, Pale Moon developers carefully selected a number of features that are present in other browsers like Firefox, but left those out. This selection was based on analysis of the demand on those features. Those not on high demand were left out. 

Of course this means that Pale Moon doesn’t have all the functions that other browsers may have, but this directly and positively affects its operation speed. Another contributor to this enhanced speed is an optimized set up. All these do not interfere with web page display.

Pale Moon Key Features Include:

  • Very fast and efficient browsing speed, unencumbered by unnecessary functions;
  • Its user interface is familiar, seeing as it’s based on Firefox. 
  • The interface is customizable to whatever the user prefers;
  • You can import existing Firefox profiles using the migration tools;
  • Supports many Firefox add-ons;
  • It’s regularly updated with security patches for enhanced security;
  • It has increased stability, with diminished browser crashes;
  • Support Pale Moon extensions;
  • Extensive and growing support for existing web standards;
  • It is completely free to download and is supported by its community of users;
  • It is highly optimized for all current processors;
  • It uses less memory because redundant code and functions are disabled.


This browser is built for speed and efficiency in script processing and page drawing. You can have Pale Moon and Firefox both installed - one for when you need speed and another for when you need your add-ons - as the two are completely independent. On the forum, support is great, so you will seldom be stranded. Unlike with some browsers, you don’t have to worry about memory leaks and the update cycle. There’s also a portable version available now. Download Pale Moon and enrich your browsing experience.

What's new in 28.7.2 version?

  • Disabled the use of ICC color profiles for images on Linux by default.
  • Updated timezone data for internationalization functions.
  • Fixed the option to use hardware acceleration over RDP for Windows 8.1 and 10.
  • Fixed an issue with inner window navigation potentially leaking.
  • Fixed a startup crash caused by Qihoo 360 Safeguard/360 Total Security.
  • Ported some expat parser fixes from upstream.
  • Ported several NSS upstream fixes to our build.
  • Aligned handling of U+0000 in the html5 parser with expectations.
  • Added size checks to WebGL data buffering.
  • Fixed build issues with newer glibc versions.
  • Fixed build issues for ARM targets.
  • Worked around a gcc9 compiler issue that would prevent building with it.
  • Sec bug fixes: CVE-2019-15903, CVE-2019-11757, CVE-2019-11763 and several potentially exploitable crashes and memory safety hazards that don't have a CVE number.
  • Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 6 fixed, 6 DiD, 1 rejected, 24 not applicable.


More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-10-30
  • Developer: Moonchild Productions
  • Version: 28.7.2
  • File size: 33.98 MB
  • Downloads: 2,169
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: palemoon-28.7.2.win32.installer.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: a4da371172afb682bd2cd6deb0abe4ed