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Firefox now saves files in Download folder in spite Settings set to prevent this

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Hackers will be very happy now that Firefox automatically download their malware and backdoors. Thanks to Firefox, hackers will be able to infect millions of world computers and install ransomware and make havoc i financial, health, and other industries. Firefox will forever be praised by cybercriminals of the world.

Hackers will be very happy now that Firefox automatically download their malware and backdoors. Thanks to Firefox, hackers will be able to infect millions of world computers and install ransomware and make havoc i financial, health, and other industries. Firefox will forever be praised by cybercriminals of the world.

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You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.


https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/98.0/releasenotes/ Firefox has a new optimized download flow . . . .

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-downloads-preferences-using-downloads-menu Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98

  • Firefox no longer asks what to do for each file by default
  • Downloads panel automatically opens
  • Downloaded files are saved to disk
  • Set a default app to open a file type
  • "Always Open Similar Files" option from the Downloads panel
  • Frequently asked questions


You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to prevent opening the download panel on each download.

  • browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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