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attempt to download firefox 52.2.1 esr blocked as virus

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attempting to download firefox 52.2.1esr form here https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/new/

results in the download being blocked as suspicious due to win32:evo-gen by avast antivirus.

tried using existing firefox 51.0.1 and chrome browsers same result ,pc passed virus scan and anti-malware scan no problems found.

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jscher2000 said

Puzzling. How about from the "archive" server, does this one give an error? http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.1esr/win32/en-GB/

Success down loaded in under 60 seconds and no virus warning, Thanks

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Could you try this one instead (scroll down to your preferred language):

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/all/

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jscher2000 said

Could you try this one instead (scroll down to your preferred language): https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/all/

tried that in both firefox 51 and chrome in firefox download box just says unknown time remaining 0 bytes and never downloads anything and again getting win32:eco-gen virus warning after some time in chrome browser select British English windows download and just get 404 page not found

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Puzzling. How about from the "archive" server, does this one give an error?

http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.1esr/win32/en-GB/

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It is possible that security software (anti-virus, firewall) is causing the problem. Try to disable security software temporarily to see if that makes a difference.

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jscher2000 said

Puzzling. How about from the "archive" server, does this one give an error? http://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.1esr/win32/en-GB/

Success down loaded in under 60 seconds and no virus warning, Thanks