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Does firefox include a virus scanner

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I installed firefox on my computer. Do I need to install a virus scanner separately or is this already in the firefox system ?

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Firefox does not include a virus scanner application.

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Firefox will use the default AV Scanner as shown in the Control Panel > Security Center as the first entry to scan files after a download has finished. You see a message about that in the (Tools) Download Manager.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_save_or_download_files