K-Meleon v75.1 Updated

webfork on 23 May 2018
  • 65MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by BigD

K-Meleon is a fast, customizable, and lightweight web browser that supports tabs and many skins, tools, and can be configured to work with common extensions like Flash and Adblock.

The program is based on the Gecko layout engine used in Firefox.

Alternatively, K-Meleon Portable is also available.

NOTE: this program hasn't been updated since 2015 and may contain vulnerabilities.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves APPDATA\Mozilla\Extensions
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and open using 7-zip or Universal Extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, edit profile.ini to include the following:


  3. Launch k-meleon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Qupzilla, Firefox, SeaMonkey
What's new?

39 comments on K-Meleon  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Concerned Individual 2006-09-24 22:39

I've played around with this program and have enjoyed it, but I've found that it DOES write to the local machine (i.e., not "portable") It write to the "x:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\K-Meleon."

Other than that, it looks to be great so far!

BigD 2006-09-25 01:37

Pocket K-M 1.02 does seem to create the folder %AppData%\K-Meleon if it doesn't exist, but it will not store any data in it. The profile and settings data is held in the subfolder profiles\Profile of the program folder. I agree that the creation of %AppData%\K-Meleon is a portability issue which I'll pursue, but it doesn't seem to be of much significance.

BigD 2006-09-25 10:41

K-Meleon's senior programmer (Dorian) reports that the creation of the %AppData%\K-Meleon folder is a XPCOM initialization issue (feature?), intrinsic to the Mozilla GRE. Still, nothing is written to it by Pocket K-Meleon.

Meter 2007-04-16 07:35

I've run into "Can't find blah-blah.dll" errors when running Pocket K-M 1.02 on some machines. To make it truly portable, I downloaded the needed DLL installer from http://www.lontronics.nl/index.php?m=0006 (as indicated on the Pocket K-Meleon website), then de-compressed the downloaded package using UniExtract, then moved all the DLLs in the extracted folder to the same folder that has the K-Meleon exe. Voila! K-Meleon uses DLLs in its own folder, and doesn't care if they are not installed in the system.

Me, Myself and I 2007-05-24 08:27

Why don't you try to download it from its own Webpage :

There are also usefull info and links.
Also for the libraries needed for Win98/Me.

Have Fun !

Zappa 2007-07-20 02:33

Note that on http://perso.orange.fr/jujuland/kmeleon/index.html#Pocket Spanish, French and German versions are also available.


Loner 2007-07-20 14:48

So, this program is supposed to be similar to Mozilla, but the BIG QUESTION is, is it as SAFE from intrusions as Mozilla Firefox is?

Firefox is supposed to be better than Internet Explorer and
the rest in web browsing security. Has anyone considered the consequences of using an unproven portable program? It may work, but is it really safe to browse with it? If you must have a portable, why not try Mozilla Firefox portable?

BigD 2007-07-22 15:33

1) Yes (maybe even more so because Firefox extensions can't be installed); 2) Yes (because Pocket K-M 1.x has been available for many months with very few reported problems) 3) Yes 4) Because Firefox is slower and more bloated, but do take your choice!
Satisfied? If not, please have a look at the K-Meleon forums at http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/

Ben 2007-07-23 14:29

>>Pocket K-M 1.x has been available for many months with very few reported problems

It depends on how large the user base is.

I tried K-Meleon and it is great.

I did not see the startup and page download time difference between KMeleon and firefox on my deskop pc, but it starts up much quicker on usb. My firefox on usb needs 30 seconds to startup.

At the current stage, I stand with Loner on the point of security.

BigD 2007-08-14 08:12

Some people have experienced problems with v1.1 running under Windows XP. Please see the thread: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,72875,page=2
regarding the placement of DLLs. This may help.

ILyus 2007-11-08 06:54

Although the link at Appstogo.org is broken, you can download it e.g. at http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Portable-Applications-Pocket-K-Meleon-Download-58652.html

h313n 2007-11-16 01:00

Downloaded it no problem, put on my thumb drive and I am using it right now to surf the web. Excellent browser! No problems at all. Scanned with 3 scanners, no viruses or any malware. Great job, great browser! Impressed I am!
I am running Win XP SP2 Home with a small 192mb of memory

Portable Paul 2008-01-30 12:51

I had to use the Romanian mirror link to finally get the 1.02 version of the file. It better be good or...seems like there should be an "or" there.. but alas, freeware comes with a price.

Portable Paul 2008-01-30 12:56

Ahh, it's actually pretty impressive so far. Going to try it on my everun later today. Here's a better download link. http://pagesperso-orange.fr/jujuland/kmeleon/index.html

Midas 2008-02-01 02:46

For the sake of anyone who might be doubtful after reading the comments here, let me just state that K-Meleon has been my default browser for over 5 years now (since version 0.7) and it has been a real winner throughout this time. It is fast, secure, customizable, and only a tad geekish... 100% recomended!

Carbonize 2008-04-11 08:26

Tried Pocket K-Meleon but it has a nasty habit of crashing on me after a while. The full version is stable it's just th epocket version that seems to have this problem.

banshee 2008-05-06 05:21

I have looked everywhere and I cannot find how to set this app up to browse https sites? I cannot load igoogle or gmail as I get an error "www.google.com" could not be found. I think the app fails as soon as I try to browse any HTTPS site.

I'm going nuts here? Someone help me out, please?

Dagenham 2008-07-28 06:45

A new version just released, as well as a portable one (http://portableapps.com/node/13328.

Aris 2008-12-02 12:09

You can download it here, it comes with working Flash plugin.

Tom 2009-05-26 18:32

not esp fast. using on an older 700mhz p3 and with several web pages open it was using up to 100mb in memory. Compare to Maxthon V 1.6 which was using less than 35mb for the same pages. not sure why people say that firefox, K-melon and a few other browsers are fast. they are not.

SleepingWolf 2009-10-31 21:23

In my opinion Firefox is NOT better than Opera in web browsing security as Loner was suggesting above. Visiting a certain nasty web-site crashes FF everytime, but Opera takes it in its stride.

Loner: "So, ...Firefox is supposed to be better than Internet Explorer and the rest in web browsing security"

mchlbk 2010-03-28 21:18
William Bérubé 2010-08-08 12:13

My Pico K-Meleon (picokmeleon.ca.tt) is better! It only takes 5Mb!

abacusFanboi 2010-08-10 02:25

i forget how, but i unzip km to folder, then run. can run regular kmeleon with one profile. but I don't know if that is "truly" portable. (stealth etc)

TP109 2011-03-03 21:14

I use the full version and it's great. A little-known but highly configurable browser that probably won't appeal to the average user that wants something out of the box with no fuss. I haven't tried the portable version yet, but I do use Opera, Palemoon, and FF portable versions. Also, I heard there were some issues with K-meleon portable version. Anyway, if those are worked out, I will give the portable version a try.


Emka 2013-12-18 06:27

download link broken (which is probably better considering that the browser would be quite outdated und potentially insecure...)


webfork 2013-12-22 19:14

Emka: Agreed ... fixing link, adding a security note.


ttttt11111 2014-06-30 02:52

K-meleon has been updated in 2014. Mozilla has FINALLY updated Gecko to allow that, four years on. How many users has K-meleon lost because of this?


While the download on the Sourceforge site is not immediately portable, it can be made so by following the instructions on the site. Download it, extract the files and create your own links to it. It works as well as ever.


freakazoid 2014-06-30 04:52

People are still using K-meleon? Just use Firefox already :) Or try Pale Moon if you don't like Firefox.


freakazoid 2015-07-02 17:54

I'm revising my comment ;)

After testing the latest version, K-Meleon 75 is way better than it was before. I actually think it's a better alternative to those that use Pale Moon.

See my full comment on the forums for more info:


smaragdus 2015-09-22 20:33

K-Meleon version 75.1 has been released (by the way I find the version numbering ridiculous).


Midas 2015-09-23 18:07

K-Meleon v75.1 would correspond roughly to v1.75.1 -- this change in version numbering was caused by K-Meleon being discriminated against by a few major sites, which deemed it an obsolete browser option just because it was v1, triggering stern warnings and resulting in denial of access...


smaragdus 2015-09-24 11:36

Can you please give me these major sites to blacklist them? Idiocy should not be tolerated. Do these major sites treat for example Vivaldi the same way? In their idiotic way if thinking every brand new browser should be blocked as obsolete.
Yet I think that version number is ridiculous and If I was the developer I would not succumb to the idiots running these sites.


Ennovy 2016-03-24 21:31

Alternative Portable version @ PortableApps.com


Happy.Camper2 2018-05-14 22:36

Hi Everyone,
It seems like I've been using K-M forever & I still like this browser very much.
Actually, this browser has definitely been getting better & better over the years.
roytam1 has been developing K-Meleon 76 Goanna since 12/15/2017 & every week on Saturday there's a new version. I look forward to the new versions each week...

Index of all versions & download links=>

Read about the latest version=>

Home of KM 76 Goanna=>

RSS Feed=>

I really wish KM 76 Goanna was listed here at TPFC.
I think this browser is very enjoyable & I'd like everyone to
enjoy it as much as I do.

Take care all.


Midas 2018-05-15 07:09

Thanks for reporting, Happy.Camper2 -- as an old user, it surely interests me.


smaragdus 2018-05-15 07:56

The versions you mentioned are not yet official stable releases.


Midas 2018-05-16 07:09

For what it is worth and from my experience, official and stable regarding K-Meleon can be a rather fuzzy concept... ;)


Happy.Camper2 2018-05-16 15:13

Hi All,
I just couldn't resist posting about KM 76 Goanna because I haven't had any problems with it and it's really been fun learning about this browser over the years.

Developers and moderators are so compassionate and concerned about this browser and also about what the users think.
It really makes you feel like getting involved no matter how small or big the remarks or suggestions might be.

It's definitely a community forum effort and they will go out of their way to help you with your technical problems.

It's funny...even though these releases aren't stable, I've never had any qualms about downloading any of the versions.
I don't worry about little mistakes in programming but when things start crashing down around me then it's time to uninstall.
I've never had to uninstall any KM version and if I ever have to,
I'll just go to the next version or the version before, whichever I have to do.
Are any of you developers? Maybe you could give them a hand over at KM Forums:


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