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Can firefox 19 allow installation of software from web sites or must it always save files to your computer first

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Can firefox 19 allow installation of software from web sites or must it always save files to your computer first

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You will have to save files to your computer before running them.
That way your security software can scan the file to see if it is safe.

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
  • Citrix Receiver Plugin (Win32)
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
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  • 5.1.10411.0
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

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Extensions

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Javascript

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Graphics

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  • numTotalWindows: 2
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Modified Preferences

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  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.startup.homepage: https://webmail.alaska.gov/OWA/auth/logon.aspx?replaceCurrent=1&url=https%3a%2f%2fwebmail.alaska.gov%2fOWA%2f
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  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 19.0
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

You will have to save files to your computer before running them.
That way your security software can scan the file to see if it is safe.