Firefox Virus Scan Disable


Computer Repair Sacramento CA blog how to Firefox virus scan disable

Tired of the built in Firefox web browser checking each and every download? If you have antivirus software installed, it’s somewhat redundant and time consuming. All major current antivirus software includes real time on access file scans, after all. Plus, as of the writing of this, there is some confusion as to which virus definitions Firefox is using and whether they are updated regularly.

***CAUTION*** First, the disclaimer: The following information is presented for your reference ONLY. If you don’t know what you are doing or are able to troubleshoot and fix issues if they occur, don’t take the following steps. You also should have good malware and virus removal software installed and functioning.

Okay, on with the fun, the following has been tested with versions up to and including Firefox 9.0:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar
  2. Type: browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone in the Filter bar
  3. Change the value to: false

That will disable the auto virus scanning.

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