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Disable download protection only. "Blocked: may contain virus or spyware"

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Is there a way to do this. Many legitimate downloads are blocked by this behaviour.

Why isn't the download stopped the moment it is initiated? (spend hours downloading legitimate files and documents only to realize firefox deletes them without any user intervention) and why is there no option to recover the download?


So far the only way to fix this issue seems to be:

a) use a different browser b) systematically lower the security settings for the browser to download a file then re-enable the options (browser.safebrowsing.enabled and browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled)

Thank you for your time.

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_scot_ As far as I know Firefox does not delete downloads. However it does screen them:

I would not recommend turning them off, however if you are downloading, it is possible to put them in another folder.

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_scot_ As far as I know Firefox does not delete downloads. However it does screen them:

I would not recommend turning them off, however if you are downloading, it is possible to put them in another folder.