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Pale Moon

Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Android, focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browsers speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

Features:

  • Optimized for modern processors
  • Based on proprietary optimized layout engine (Goanna)
  • Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated
  • Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
  • Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
  • Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
  • Support for full themes: total freedom over any elements design
  • Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
  • Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
  • Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
  • Support for many Firefox extensions
  • Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
  • Extensive and growing support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Many customization and configuration options

Pale Moon 31.1.1 release notes:

This is a security update.

Changes/fixes:

  • Updated the list of blocked external protocol handlers to combat abuse of OS-supplied services on Windows.
  • Fixed a potential issue with revoked site certificates when connecting through a proxy.
  • Updated NSS to 3.52.7 to pick up some security fixes.
  • Updated site-specific user agent overrides to work around bad sniffing practices of dropbox and vimeo.
  • Security issues addressed: CVE-2022-34478, CVE-2022-34476, CVE-2022-34480 DiD, CVE-2022-34472, CVE-2022-34475 DiD, CVE-2022-34473 DiD, CVE-2022-34481 and a memory safety issue that doesn’t have a CVE number.
  • UXP Mozilla security patch summary: 4 fixed, 4 DiD, 2 rejected, 11 not applicable.

Rejected patches were for behavioral changes to long-standing drag and drop behavior that were marked as potential security issues. The amount of social engineering and user interaction required to abuse this behavior however has made it not a real practical issue over the past 9 years and the measures required to work around it as Mozilla has now done were considered disproportional in complexity and impact on browser behavior to warrant accepting them.

Download: Pale Moon (64-bit) | Portable 64-bit | ~40.0 MB (Freeware)
Download: Pale Moon (32-bit) | Portable 32-bit
Links: Pale Moon Homepage | Add-ons | Themes | Extensions

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