Two security warnings when launching EXE or MSI from download manager

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

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Toolkit
Downloads API
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minor
UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Erik Hahn, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100602 Minefield/3.7a5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100602 Minefield/3.7a5pre

When I launch an application (exe) or msi-file from download manager, two security warnings pop up: first Firefox's one ("foo.exe is an executable file. Executable files may contain viruses...", then Windows' "unsigned file" warning. I think one warning is enough, considering almost all applications are unsigned.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download a Windows application or MSI-Installer
2.Launch it from download manager

Actual Results:  
Both Mozilla's and Windows' security warning pop up.

Expected Results:  
Only one security warning appears

Comment 1

8 years ago
This might make best progress by discussing this bug with the usability people. They can be best reached by posting on https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-usability or irc://irc.mozilla.org/ux

The security group may consider the risk of harm to be greater than the level of annoyance.
Component: General → Download Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → download.manager
Whiteboard: [sg:needinfo]
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Whiteboard: [sg:needinfo]
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