Sunday, November 18, 2018

When you download an application file, Firefox will verify its signature.

If it is signed, Firefox then compares the signature with a list of known safe publishers. For files that are not identified by the lists as “safe” (allowed) or as “malware” (blocked), Firefox asks Google’s Safe Browsing service if the software is safe by sending it some of the download’s metadata. To turn off this part of malware protection:
  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I accept the risk! to continue to the about:config page.
  2. In the about:config page, search for the preference browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled.
  3. Observe the Value Column of the browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled row.
    • If it is set to false then do nothing.
    • If it is set to true then double-click on it to set it to false