Download scanning performance

Paolo Amadini paolo.01.prg at amadzone.org
Fri Aug 23 16:40:38 UTC 2013


On 23/08/2013 18.18, Monica Chew wrote:
> I think it makes less and less sense as time goes on to consider porting the old IAttachmentExecute scanner. Windows 8 now comes with built-in virus scanning, so building scanning into Firefox means that Windows clients will scan twice, in addition to the Application Reputation API checks.
> 
> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/windows-defender#1TC=t1
> 
> In addition, we could close all the bugs you mention below :) I support removing nsDownloadScanner entirely.

I agree with this, with the understanding that, to do this, we'll have
to mark downloaded files as coming from the Internet zone regardless of
the Security Zone Policy of the system, as mentioned. I also think this
is an acceptable trade-off for the benefits you mentioned.

Paolo



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