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

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

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?

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Regular Contributor

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

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.

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

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/.

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

New Contributor

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

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

Site Moderator

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

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-e...

New Contributor

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

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

Site Moderator

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

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

New Contributor

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

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