User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031203 Firebird/0.7+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031203 Firebird/0.7+ With the old download windows, when you launched an executable file you got a security warning saying that "This is an executable file and may contain a virus, yada yada.. Do you want to continue?" With the new download manager this no longer happens. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download an executable file 2. Launch it from the download manager Actual Results: Executable launched. Expected Results: Popped up a security warning..
I thought this was already decided against. No one reads dialogs because there's too many. Those who are concerned enough about security to read that dialog are smart enough to know its an .exe, and those who don't care enough to read it would open it even if they did.
When you download 30 porn movie clips from the same site, do you check the extension of each one? I don't.
I'm assuming that the reporter double clicked on the file in the DL manager to open it (I can't find any other UI to do this). Request for "Launch" button to be added is in bug 227435. In any case, I agree that there should be some kind of notification when launching any of the following on Windows at least (list not exhaustive): [exe,bat,pif,scr,shs,com]. If this seems like annoying UI, just put a "Don't bother me about this again" checkbox on the warning. I'm marking this as an enhancement, because I think that's a fair description of what this is, given Ben's focus here is also to minimise user thinking while downloading.
Reporter, the requested enhancement was apparently added to the trunk on 12/18/2003, according to The Burning Edge: http://www.squarefree.com/burningedge/ (see 2003-12-19 green box of Fixes.) When a post-12/18 trunk build for WindowsXP is available in a few days, please test again.
Confirming fix as per comment 4.