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Alex Kontos
Alex Kontos
Founder & Vice President
Adam Wood
Adam Wood
Software Developer

A bit about Waterfox

Waterfox was started back in March 2011 by myself, a 16 year old student. I had a fascination for the web and wanted to help expand on the ideals of what Mozilla had for a free and open web. And so I decided to make Waterfox, a 64-Bit browser based on Mozilla’s free and open source platform.

Waterfox was one of the first widely distributed 64-Bit browsers on the web and quickly gained a loyal following. At a time Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now Waterfox also attempts to be an ethical, user-oriented browser.

The browser is all about balance of privacy and useability. Too much focus on privacy and the web becomes too broken to use. Too little and data leakage happens. With Waterfox, you should find comfort in knowing that what you are doing inside your browser is only known by you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who owns Waterfox?

    System1 now own Waterfox, but Alex Kontos is still leading the direction of Waterfox and will be for the foreseeable future.

  • How does Waterfox make money?

    Waterfox has search partnerships. That is, the default search on Waterfox is monetised. If you search with it, Waterfox gets a share of the revenue. You are under no obligation to use the default search - but if you like what Waterfox does and want to support the project, please consider using it.

  • Where can I view more information about Waterfox?

    It is highly recommend reading the privacy policy. It contains all the useful information you need to know, what connections are made to Waterfox, how to opt-out of anything (if there's anything to opt out of) you don't want to be a part of.