64-bit version of Cliqz for Windows now available

The 64-bit browser runs even more stable and faster than the 32-bit version. It is also better protected against attacks. Users can download the 64-bit version for Windows from our website.

The 64-bit version of Cliqz has more security and fewer crashes

Björn GreifEditor

As of the latest version 1.18.0, the Cliqz Browser for Windows is now available in a 64-bit version. Compared to the 32-bit version, it offers more stability and higher performance. The minimum system requirements are a 64-bit operating system (Windows 7 or higher) and at least 3 GB of RAM. To find out if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows, visit this Microsoft help page.

What’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit?

64-bit applications can access more memory and are less likely to crash than 32-bit applications. The 64-bit architecture also provides better support for a security feature called Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR).

This security mechanism, which is an integral part of any modern operating system, is involved in preventing exploitation of memory corruption vulnerabilities. It guards against buffer-overflow attacks by randomizing the location where system executables are loaded into memory. This makes it far more difficult for attackers to guess the position of processes and functions in memory. If an attacker tries to exploit an incorrect address space location, the target application will crash, stop the attack and alert the system. In this way, ASLR contributes to general system security.

How do you get the 64-bit version of Cliqz?

For the time being, the 64-bit version of Cliqz for Windows is only available for download on our website. You can install it in parallel to the 32-bit version. With a future update, existing users of the 32-bit version will soon be automatically switched to the 64-bit version if their computer meets the minimum requirements. You can continue to use your user profile with all your bookmarks and settings.

When downloading from our website, the recommended browser version (based on operating system version and RAM) will be installed automatically. The same applies to the Cliqz Browser for Mac, which has been optimized for 64-bit for some time. Windows users also have the option to manually select the version they wish to install.

Try the 64-bit version of Cliqz for Windows right now. We look forward to your feedback.