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When downloading a file, how do I tell Firefox to not do a virus scan of files with specific extensions such a .gif files?

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I'm using AVG Free as my anti-virus program and always use the latest version. I have set scanning options in AVG to skip the scanning of gif and jpg files but that seems to be ignored when I am downloading a very small file of either type. The "Downloads" (Ctrl J) pop-up window shows the progress of the download and scan. At times, the virus scan is so miserably slow for simple gif and jpg files that it is a while until I can once more move my mouse cursor.

By the way, I'm using version 3.6.17 Firefox and WIN 7 Premium.

I'm using AVG Free as my anti-virus program and always use the latest version. I have set scanning options in AVG to skip the scanning of gif and jpg files but that seems to be ignored when I am downloading a very small file of either type. The "Downloads" (Ctrl J) pop-up window shows the progress of the download and scan. At times, the virus scan is so miserably slow for simple gif and jpg files that it is a while until I can once more move my mouse cursor. By the way, I'm using version 3.6.17 Firefox and WIN 7 Premium.

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Disable the AVG Linkscanner which is part of AVG Safe Search. You should be able to find it via Tools | Add-ons | Extensions.

See also: http://free.avg.com/nl-en/faq.num-1338#faq_1338

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Unfortunately, I continue to have the problem. Just to make sure, following your suggestion, I shut down Firefox then restarted it but had the same result. Similarly, I rebooted after making the changes but again, no difference. Ah well...

Just thought I'd attach this partial screen print to show that I am in Firefox and that I am downloading a file -- in this case, a daily Doonesbury gif file.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Larry Stewart