X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

Internet Explorer won't let me dowload Firefox, because it "contains a virus".

Posted

Every time I try to install Firefox, IE blocks it, saying "Firefox Setup Stub 23.0.1.exe contained a virus and was deleted.". How can I get it to stop blocking the download?

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; BRI/2; .NET4.0C; AskTbORJ/5.13.1.18107)

More Information

brunohaxes 7 solutions 38 answers

Can you post the link you are downloading firefox from? It is a possibility you are trying to install a non-official (and malicious) version.

philipp
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
2043 solutions 8897 answers

hello, if you've downloaded the file from mozilla.org, it will be clean and the message by IE most likely a false positive. please try it again with the full installer package from https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/.

Question owner

Same thing happened with that link, it said it contained a virus and was deleted.

philipp
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
2043 solutions 8897 answers

Helpful Reply

if IE flags every download as malicious this by itself might be a sign of an infection of your system: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/c888dbaf-cd4a-40a2-a75a-6927c7d2844c/ie89-says-every-file-contained-a-file-and-was-deleted

Question owner

It doesn't flag every download as malicious, only the Firefox download. I tried all the solutions on the link, but none worked.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10753 solutions 96760 answers

Try to get the full version of the latest Firefox release on the FTP server:

LordBob 0 solutions 1 answers

Try using Safari, that's what I had to do