Downloading will say scanning for viruses and does not test for viruses. Will download test virus without action.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 480855

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Toolkit
Downloads API
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 480855
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Deano, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Should stop test virus.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Include definition of MRT at least.
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Firefox is not an anti-virus. It does call Windows hooks if you have an anti-virus installed, but if it's not identifying a threat it's a problem with your a-v product.

Or I suppose we could be showing that label in error. If you manually scan the downloaded file with your a-v does it identify EICAR? If it does there might be a download-manager bug in calling the a-v hooks, otherwise I'm going to say it's not a Firefox bug at all.
Group: core-security
Component: General → Download Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → download.manager
Whiteboard: [sg:needinfo]
I believe that Windows Defender does not recognize EICAR and several other test viruses (though we tested this almost 2 years ago). If you have not installed any anti virus, Windows Defender is the only "AV" that will run (though it is really anti-spyware/malware).

Comment 3

8 years ago
Dupe of bug 480855?

Updated

8 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 480855

Comment 5

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I believe that Windows Defender does not recognize EICAR and several other test
> viruses (though we tested this almost 2 years ago). If you have not installed
> any anti virus, Windows Defender is the only "AV" that will run (though it is
> really anti-spyware/malware).

FWIW, defender traps ecar on win7.
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