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Firefox insists on downloading a zip file with an application. Options is set to ask for download loaction but does not work

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When downloading a ZIP file I get a 'Launch Application' window.

In Options I have set download to ask for a location and use the download window but this does not work.

cannot find any way of changing this and there is no option for using an application.

If I down load in IE I have no problems so it must be FireFox and not a system problem.

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I have found the problem.

A download manager had been installed for a specific website and it was butting in all the time. Even after removing it with 'Add or remove software' it still had its hooks into the system and it was impossible to download anything as it now would not run.

Had to do an XP 'System restore' before I could get rid of it.

The offending program was MD_setup.exe size 3,045KB from the themediadownloader.com