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Disabling download manager scan

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Is there a way to say Firefox not to scan files after download ?

browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone is gone from Firefox about:config, and I have a lot of false positives when downloading wo I need to use another browser just for downloading ...

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You can disable the Safe Browsing feature temporarily to get the file, then turn it back on. There is a checkbox in the Options dialog:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced

On the Security tab, it's the "Block reported attack sites" checkbox. The other checkbox relates to phishing sites and I don't think it affects downloads.

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You can disable the Safe Browsing feature temporarily to get the file, then turn it back on. There is a checkbox in the Options dialog:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced

On the Security tab, it's the "Block reported attack sites" checkbox. The other checkbox relates to phishing sites and I don't think it affects downloads.

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