Monday, May 17, 2010

Disable Automatic Virus Scanning in Firefox 3

By default, Firefox 3 runs anti-virus scans on downloaded files in Windows systems with anti-virus software installed. Depending on the type and size of the files downloaded Firefox can stop responding for a significant amount of time while the virus scan is being performed. Follow the steps below to disable automatic virus scanning in Firefox 3:
  • Type about:config in the Firefox location bar
  • Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button if the "This might void your warranty!" message is displayed.
  • Type as the Filter. Alternatively you can just navigate to the setting in the about:config page.
  • Change the value of to false.
Note: Do not disable automatic virus scanning in Firefox if your anti-virus software does not support real-time protection.

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