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Pale Moon browser


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/6/2018.

Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use.

Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code a number of years ago, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

This browser, even though fairly close to Gecko-based browsers like Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey in the way it works, is based on a different layout engine and offers a different set of features. It aims to provide close adherence to official web standards and specifications in its implementation (with minimal compromise), and purposefully excludes a number of features to strike a balance between general use, performance, and technical advancements on the Web.


  • Optimized for modern processors
  • Based on our own optimized layout engine (Goanna)
  • Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated
  • Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
  • Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
  • Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
  • Support for full themes: total freedom over any element's design
  • Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
  • Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
  • Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
  • Support for many Firefox extensions
  • Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
  • Extensive and growing support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Broad support for image formats: Supports WebP and JPEG-XR
  • Many customization and configuration options

To install Pale Moon browser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install palemoon

To upgrade Pale Moon browser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade palemoon


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'palemoon'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = ''
      url64         = ''
      softwareName  = 'Pale Moon*'
      checksum      = '27b37f22f82d763a01b8768356a0bc8e970a68a27770385ebbbe4c9b70490889'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      checksum64    = '83f8f0fecba3a11969ab857178359a09ca50397c694d495652247c9312c90049'
      checksumType64= 'sha256'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Moonchild Productions


2009-2016 Moonchild Productions


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Pale Moon browser 28.2.1 334 Friday, November 16, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 28.2.0 136 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 28.1.0 529 Thursday, September 20, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 28.0.1 325 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 113 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 28.0.0 174 Thursday, August 23, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 27.9.4 361 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 27.9.3 377 Tuesday, June 12, 2018 approved
Pale Moon browser 27.9.2 323 Friday, May 18, 2018 approved
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