cancelling windows security warning spawns useless "launch application" dialogue

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Downloads API
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
10 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Radek 'sysKin' Czyz, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030706 Firefox/3.0b5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030706 Minefiled/3.0b5pre

Cancelling windows security warning spawns useless "launch application" dialogue.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an unsigned executable
2. Double-click on it in Download Manager
3. When Windows opens its "Open File - Security Warning" dialogue, cancel it or close it
Actual Results:  
Minefield opens a useless "Launch Application" dialogue, saying that "file" links need an application and should this link be opened with "file" application or not.

Expected Results:  
Nothing :)
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Updated

9 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 1

9 years ago
sorry i must suggest the severity of this be raised.

http://www.metropol247.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4406&hilit=exe

this occured to someone on a forum i frequent, as useless as the dialog is it can be very dangerous with only a few wrong clicks breaking windows.

whether this is a bug in windows strikes me as irrelevent, firefox should aim to blacklist exe files from being able to trigger this window.
Probably, this was fixed by bug 464194.

-> WFM

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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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