Disable Virus Auto-check in Firefox!
In an empty address bar, copy/paste about:config
and press Enter
confirm 'I'll be careful, I promise'
Where the cursor blinks (after 'Filter'), copy/paste browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone
you might get two lines as result. In the line only displaying 'browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone', double-click 'true', which will set the parameter to 'false'
close that window or tab.
Test if your Downloads window now behaves as it should by downloading a new file/ saving an image etc. CAUTION
: You just deactivated a security feature (that obviously is not coded well, causing an internal virus alert in Firefox running in certain Windows installations on specific computers , like Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on a mobo with an AMD Athlon 64 CPU). Please make sure you have installed a) WOT for Firefox Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)
b) a Malware scanner for your OS, like Avast (free) or Kaspersky (fee) for Windows, or Sophos (free) or Kaspersky (fee) for Mac OS X CREDITS
- 'Pointy130' for figuring this out for Firefox Aurora 8.0a2 Pointy130 comments on [Support Request] Firefox Aurora 8.0a2 Won't download anything, details inside
- 'Rich' 'for 'Disable Automatic Virus Scan in Firefox 3 [How To]' Disable Automatic Virus Scan in Firefox 3 [How To] | Software Guides | Windows Tools, Help & Guides