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Are 64-bit editions of Mozilla Browsers more secure than their 32-bit match?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 09:53 AM

Hi all!

 

I just built myself a new workstation computer with MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, and have installed EAM Pro, WinPatrol PLUS and HMP.A with CryptoGuard as my security setup.

 

I understand that 64-bit Windows is more secure against malware than its 32-bit match, but now I wonder;

 

Are 64-bit editions of Mozilla Browsers more secure than their 32-bit match?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 09 December 2015 - 09:17 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:32 PM

I do not believe there would be any difference in security between 32 and 64 bit counterparts, unless there are differences in build numbers. If either one has an older version/build number then one can assume it doesn't have the same security fixes. If the same flaw is found in both 32 & 64, but they only fix it in the 32bit version then the software provider can probably be held accountable for any security breaches.


Edited by Am386SXL, 08 December 2015 - 03:38 PM.


#3 midimusicman79

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:41 AM

Hi, Am386SXL!

 

Thank you for the prompt and thorough reply! :)

 

Great, then I can continue to use Mozilla Firefox 32-bit as I always have for more than 10 years (both on my previous and current computer). I have WOT, ABP and Ghostery browser add-ons for additional security.

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

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