Install Firefox Browser on Kali Linux in 3 steps

Hello friends, after installing Kali Linux on your desktop for learning ethical hacking skills, you soon realized that you also need the Mozilla Firefox browser. Firefox is most popular among cybersecurity professionals and pen testers. It provides flexibility to professionals in terms of performing security assessment and also a lot of plugins available that directly increase the productivity of any security guy. Most of the Linux distribution have pre-installed Firefox, but if not installed you can use the below steps to install it very easily. Click Here if you want to know Top 25 Linux commands you should know for Beginners.

Below I am listing simple steps to install the Firefox browser on Kali Linux in just 3 steps. These steps are equally applicable for other Linux-based operating systems.

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Run "sudo apt-get update" command before starting installation of Firefox. This command will update the Kali system and helps to prevent unwanted errors while installing Firefox. This command is recommended as and when you are installing some new programs on system.

sudo apt-get update

Step 1:

Browse the directory by using "cd Downloads". I assume your default directory of downloading all files from the Internet is Downloads. If your default is some other directory, cd to that specific directory.

#cd Downloads

Step 2:

Download setup files by using the below link:

Download Link:

Step 3:

Extract downloaded file by using tar command. Linux tar command is used to extract zipped directory of Firefox installer.

#tar xvjf <download-file>

Navigate to the extracted folder by using the "cd" command and or enter firefox on the terminal. Another option is you can just browse the folder and double-click on the Firefox icon.


This will open Firefox browser on your system.


This article provides 3 simple steps to download Mozilla Firefox and use it without any complex steps. Firefox browser is easy to use and popular among security researchers. A combination of Firefox browser and PortSwigger Burpsuite is used by many security professionals to find critical vulnerabilities in the system.

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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3 Responses

  1. William says:

    Nice and concise article..

  2. Rajesh says:

    Easy steps .. nicely written

  3. Saby says:

    i’m getting a 404 error when trying to download the package…Don’t know if it’s a temporary thing or not…

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