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I need a clean mozilla firefox download


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#1 chris fresh

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

Just got a new Toshiba Skull candy laptop and need a clean Mozilla firefox download,using explorer right now and is horrible as always.I have a hard time searching this site for things I need,can someone please post a link,or where to look here?
 
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

There ya go...

 

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:21 AM

Thanks for the link,Now I need to figure out how to install it.I saved it to downloads,The computer asks how I would like to open it,and nothing works from the list.I like this computer and i'm sure it's good,but is different than my old one where things were simple.



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:43 PM

Open your downloads folder and double-click it inside there. Click yes to the prompts.



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:48 AM

all of the software downloads are here:
www.download.cnet.com
or www.filehippo.com

.....get the free anti-virus: Avira or AVG or Avast.
get 7Zip program (it's for processing *.zip extention objects - archives).
get your Firefox there, where were told / or Chrome.
get Microsoft Skype and Facebook.
get a media player, like GOM or KM Player.

 

Luck!



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:08 AM

all of the software downloads are here:
www.download.cnet.com
or www.filehippo.com

.....get the free anti-virus: Avira or AVG or Avast.
get 7Zip program (it's for processing *.zip extention objects - archives).
get your Firefox there, where were told / or Chrome.
get Microsoft Skype and Facebook.
get a media player, like GOM or KM Player.
 
Luck!

Hi there,

I don't recommend downloading anything from either CNET or FileHippo - both portals are known to bundle PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) in with their downloads.

If you need any third-party software, the safest way to do it is to download the app directly from the company's page - for example, here for Chrome or here for Avira.

Regards,
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:16 AM

Whenver you need Firefox, type www.getfirefox.com in browser and you will be given a download link appropriate for your OS.



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

Romeo29,

Very nice of you to tell us about it. +1

Hmm, I've never have got any "pups" that you say about. Is not downloading from the CNet - sounds even hard.

 


Edited by rhino1366, 02 February 2015 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:12 PM

Rhino, most websites that distributes freeware programs comes with an installer that is "bundled", which means that it includes promotional offers for programs that will get installed as well as the program you originally wanted to be installed. Some of them can be opt'd out of the installer, while some of them can't. And its these programs that we call PUPs. Download.com from CNET is known to bundle a lot of PUPs in their installers. As much as I like their website for the news, I find it to be a really low level practice. I don't think that they need the revenue they make from Downloads.com but they choose to do that anyway. HowToGeek downloaded the top 10 programs from Downloads.com and installed them on a Windows system. They ended up with a bunch of PUPs installed, you can see it for yourself here.
http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/

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