How to download Firefox offline installers

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, May 11, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    All you get when you hit the "download now" button on the Mozilla website to download a copy of the Firefox web browser is a stub or net installer.

    The stub installer has advantages and disadvantages over full or offline Firefox installers. Unlike the offline installer, which always installs the version of Firefox that you downloaded, stub installers query Mozilla during installation so that the latest version of Firefox is downloaded and installed. In other words, users will get the latest version of Firefox when they run the installer and they may re-use it.

    The main downside is that setup requires an active Internet connection, and that the latest version of Firefox is downloaded and installed. While users want the latest version usually, older versions may sometimes be required, for instance when the latest version causes issues on a system.

    You can use full Firefox downloads to install Firefox on systems without Internet connection, or for distribution purposes if you want to install it on multiple systems. With the web installer, you would have to download the browser multiple times (for each system once) which may waste a lot of bandwidth and time.

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