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Turn off "Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code" warning

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When downloading pdf, html and other files I recently started getting an "Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code" warning. This is annoying and definitely nothing I didn't know. Besides, many of these files were written by me, so this simply represents an additional annoyance in my workflow. How do I permanently disable this behavior?

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Hi redask9, glad to see you on Mozilla Support Forum.

This is part of the phishing and malware protection feature.

You can turn off this option by following steps:-

  • Click on menu icon.
  • Click on options.
  • In left pane, you will find Privacy & Security menu.
  • In this menu, click on Security option.
  • In this option uncheck Block dangerous and deceptive content.

If it doesn't solved your problem,then feel free to ask in Reply Section. Thanks for raising your question in Mozilla Support Forum.

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Hi redask9, glad to see you on Mozilla Support Forum.

This is part of the phishing and malware protection feature.

You can turn off this option by following steps:-

  • Click on menu icon.
  • Click on options.
  • In left pane, you will find Privacy & Security menu.
  • In this menu, click on Security option.
  • In this option uncheck Block dangerous and deceptive content.

If it doesn't solved your problem,then feel free to ask in Reply Section. Thanks for raising your question in Mozilla Support Forum.

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