Important - Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista

Firefox version 52.9.0esr was the last scheduled release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. No further security updates will be provided after August 2018.

Why is Firefox support ending for Windows XP and Vista users?

Firefox was one of the last browsers to offer any support for Windows XP and Vista. Microsoft itself ended support for Windows XP in 2014 and support for Windows Vista in 2017. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and can be dangerous to use, which makes it difficult to maintain Firefox on those versions.

Will switching to a different browser keep me protected?

Unfortunately not. Most browsers (such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer) have already ended support for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Can I still browse safely with Firefox on Windows XP and Vista?

Not after August 2018, when support ends for Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) version 52. Unsupported browsers receive no security updates, have known exploits, and can be dangerous to use.

How can I get the newest features of Firefox?

If you want to keep your Firefox up to date, with all the latest features and updates, you'll need to upgrade your computer's operating system.

  • Upgrade to a Windows version that Microsoft still supports, such as Windows 7, 8 or 10. Learn more here. Windows versions that are not supported by Microsoft are unreliable and unsafe to use, which also makes it difficult to maintain Firefox on those versions.
  • (Advanced): Switch to a Linux-based operating system. Please see the support websites for the version of Linux that you're interested in.

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