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Should I remove Waterfox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,861
United States Rank #4,989
Reach 0.0801%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.17 days
595.08 days >
Average installed length: 312.67 days


18.0.1 75.17%
16.0.1 15.90%
15.0 5.51%
14.0.2 3.29%
14.0.1 0.13%

Other programs by Waterfox Limited


What is Waterfox?  (from Waterfox Limited)

Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code. Waterfox is specifically for 64-bit systems, with one thing in mind: speed. Waterfox was compiled with Intel's C++ Compiler with the following optimisations: Intel's Math Library, SSE3, AVX for supported Intel processors, jemalloc, Profile...  Read more


Waterfox is a program developed by Waterfox Limited. The most used version is 18.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is waterfox.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 396.39 MB of memory. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 84.64 MB (88,746,771 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Waterfox come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: waterfoxproject.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Waterfox\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A1C8DF8F-EC93-4404-A5AF-40975B9D7E54}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 84.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Waterfox

Program executable:waterfox.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Waterfox\waterfox.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - Waterfox (updater 18.0.1 © Waterfox Limited, Inc, 2013)
  • Waterfox 15.0 Setup.exe - This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Waterfox.
  • Waterfox 16.0.1 Setup.exe
  • libmmd.dll (by Intel) - Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler (Math Library for Intel(r) Compilers (thread-safe))
  • svml_dispmd.dll (by Intel) - SVML Library for Intel(r) Compilers (thread-safe)
  • webapp-uninstaller.exe (by Mozilla) - Mozilla Webapp Runtime App Uninstaller
  • libiomp5md.dll - Intel(R) OMP Runtime Library
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • gkmedias.dll - MozillaDeveloperPreview
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • mozalloc.dll
  • mozglue.dll
  • plugin-container.exe (by Mozilla) - Plugin Container for MozillaDeveloperPreview
  • webapprt-stub.exe
  • xpcom.dll
  • xul.dll
  • firefox.exe
  • mozutils.dll
  • mozjs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • waterfox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{23B31C68-E85F-4974-9CE0-E9509B831176}' (runs on registration).
  • firefox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4B020C9-FB53-4A11-BE40-36604933DB29}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • waterfox.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Waterfox' and executes as C:\Program Files\Waterfox\waterfox.exe.
Network connections
  • firefox.exe connects to ec2-79-125-120-48.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 443).
  • waterfox.exe connects to ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:396.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004460879%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007064%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037545%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:244,955,848
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:796.49 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.55 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:693.5 MB
Total CPU:0.0000162050%
Kernel CPU:0.00000062%
User CPU:0.00001558%
Memory:31.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0009458761%
Kernel CPU:0.00031753%
User CPU:0.00062835%
CPU cycles/sec:51,430,417
I/O reads/min:33.16 KB
I/O writes/min:16.41 KB

How do I remove Waterfox?

You can uninstall Waterfox from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Waterfox, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Waterfox.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.83%
Windows 10 17.77%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.94%
Windows 7 Professional 12.25%
Windows 8 Pro 4.63%
Windows 8 2.60%
Windows 8.1 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.58%
  United Kingdom 5.73%
  Germany 4.75%
  Iran 4.39%
  Canada 3.15%
  France 2.58%
  Australia 2.12%
  Italy 1.34%
  Spain 1.24%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Japan 1.14%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Thailand 1.03%
  Netherlands 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.33%
Dell 19.85%
Acer 15.90%
ASUS 11.53%
Toshiba 6.08%
Lenovo 4.38%
Samsung 3.74%
Alienware 1.60%
Intel 0.96%
MSI 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.36%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.83%


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