Moon for Windows
New this release: Details about this
update can be found in the Release
- Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 R2 or later
- A processor with SSE2 instruction support
- 1 GB of RAM
- At least 200 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
You may download Pale Moon from our official mirrors or any of our
recommended alternatives by clicking the appropriate choice below.
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These are simply zipped versions of the Pale Moon browser. Perfect for
testing, advanced use, and quick use (unpack and run). Note that this
is not a portable browser, it stores its data
in the normal user folders on the system (documents/settings or users
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You've enjoyed Pale Moon at home, or at the office. You've wondered if
you could use it elsewhere: in a library, on a public computer, in a
cybercafé... You need something portable, that is as simple as plugging
in your USB stick and running your favorite browser, with all your
bookmarks and passwords at your fingertips? Then here is the answer:
Pale Moon Portable!
Following the trend of other browsers, a portable installation has been
created, which, thanks to winPenPack's
X-launcher that the portable launcher is based on, is completely
self-contained. Nothing is stored on the host computer; your bookmarks,
passwords, history, downloads, etc. stay neatly where they belong: on
these portables are not
meant to have file/URL associations or integration with the desktop.
Their settings cater specifically to use on multiple hosts, run from
If you require desktop
integration of any kind (including pinned taskbar entries,
launching a mail application from mailto: links, remembering default
download locations, etc.), it is recommended that you do not use Pale Moon Portable, but the normal desktop
version instead! Pale Moon portable has been
specifically designed to take with you on removable media with high
wear and slow access, and its default settings reflect this.
Using it on a stationary computer has a number of drawbacks and is not
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How do I use this?
Three simple steps:
That's it! Simple enough?
- Download the Pale Moon Portable file (below)
- Extract the contents of the file to your USB stick in a
folder of your choice:
Run the .EXE file and tell it where to unpack (should be an empty or
- Run palemoon-portable.exe (not
palemoon.exe) in the location you unpacked to
The first time you run Pale Moon Portable, it may take a fairly long
time to load, because it creates a new personal profile on your USB
stick for you. This can take some time, also depending on the speed of
your stick - up to 30 seconds, usually. After that, it will be much
faster to start.
Of course, you don't have to use a USB stick; any
writable medium would work: External harddisk, a networked
drive, even an MP3 player if it allows you to access it as a drive in
Do note however that Pale Moon Portable doesn't run
from read-only media like CD-ROM or DVD-ROM; it needs write
access to the location it is run from.
To verify the integrity of your downloads, here are the checksums for
your convenience (SHA256):
Hashes for release 28.3.0
Source code: see the source code page here.
Older versions: here.