User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Firefox does not properly handle self-extracting archives. Understandably, you don't want to carelessly execute an .EXE file. However, self extracting archives can normally be opened with archive programs such as FileRoller, WinZip, power archiver, etc. So, for all .EXE files, a valid option should be to open with an archive tool. This is also much safer than current behavior where the user saves the file, clicks on it and it actually executes rather than opening an archive tool. As to the decision not to invoke .EXE files at all from within Firefox, that is a rather dubious choice. It is actually safer if you do open the file from within firefox but only after reading the user the riot act than to download to disk and let the user click on it without any warnings. Actually, firefox will invoke executable files if you click "open" in the download box but unfortunately there is a box you can check which will suppress that warning in the future and the warning is not harsh enough. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. click on url for self extracting archive
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