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Windows 7: A Strange Firefox Downloading Issue

08 Jul 2009   #1
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 
A Strange Firefox Downloading Issue

Whenever I download anything with firefox, it gets to 99% then it sort of hangs for about 5 minutes ( not the whole system or firefox browser just the download ) before it finishes the download. And yes once it finishes it does scan for viri afterwards. I know its not a major problem but just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this?


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08 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
firefox hang

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
Whenever I download anything with firefox, it gets to 99% then it sort of hangs for about 5 minutes ( not the whole system or firefox browser just the download ) before it finishes the download. And yes once it finishes it does scan for viri afterwards. I know its not a major problem but just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this?
Yep it does that with me but not for more than 30 seconds. What version of FF are your running?

Ken
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08 Jul 2009   #3
Hedrush

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 (Clean Install)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Yep it does that with me but not for more than 30 seconds. What version of FF are your running?

Ken
The latest 3.5

The hang time seems to vary depending on the size of the file im downloading. For example something under 10 mb I really have no problems with. I downloaded an 810mb file tonight and it hung for close to 5 mins. As I said its not major just an annoying little niggle.
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15 Jul 2009   #4
Legand

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Add this line to your user.js file in the firefox profile folder, If you do not have a user.js just create a new text file and rename it.

//Browser Download scanning
user_pref("browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone", false);
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15 Jul 2009   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legand View Post
Add this line to your user.js file in the firefox profile folder, If you do not have a user.js just create a new text file and rename it.

//Browser Download scanning
user_pref("browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone", false);
Or you can just type about:config in the address bar, then type scan in the search box and change it that way.
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