firefox antivirus built in program

  aine 19:29 21 Nov 2008
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It is considered that, you should not have more than one AV running on your PC at anyone time. My question is ,if you are using Firefox? have you disabled their AV program that came with it?, or are you unknowingly running 2 AVs. Your replies would be interesting. Aine

  MAJ 19:33 21 Nov 2008

I didn't know FF had a built-in AV application. I know it has built-in Anti-malware, but that's different from AV.

  PoppABear 19:33 21 Nov 2008

Firefox doesnt have an AV program with it.

  mfletch 19:36 21 Nov 2008

There is a add-on antivirus {clamWin} click here

But I would not use it,

  MAT ALAN 19:39 21 Nov 2008

Actually it does....
to disable
Type about:config in the Firefox location bar and filter for the string browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone. The default value of that parameter is true which means that scans will be done whenever a file is downloaded. Setting it to false will disable the automatic virus scanning in Firefox 3.

click here

  Stuartli 19:39 21 Nov 2008

These are the features of Firefox 3 - perhaps you have confused this cross head and sentence?

Anti-Virus Software

"Firefox 3 integrates elegantly with your antivirus software."

  MAJ 19:42 21 Nov 2008

..it uses your own AV. Not one of it's own, so it's not "their AV program that came with it", as Aine says.

  AL47 19:45 21 Nov 2008

ive noticced mine does a scan of any downloads, might be avg tho

  PoppABear 19:47 21 Nov 2008

from the link supplied
This feature is only available on Windows and if an anti-virus application is installed on the user’s system.

  aine 19:47 21 Nov 2008

Thank you Matt Alan, for confirming my thoughts. Stuarti, I do not understand your answer! crosshead and sentence?

  tullie 19:48 21 Nov 2008

Mine uses Avast.

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