problem downloading installers

Today I tried to download 2 different installers on Windows XP using icedragon 38.0.5. Each download was stopped part way through as “failed”, -on one it said “download blocked may be a virus or spyware”.

I successfully downloaded both installers using google chrome and my Avast antivirus has reported no problem.

It looks as if Comodo antivirus may be blocking the downloads (false positives??). I would prefer to continue using Icedragon ( my aged PC cannot run updated Chrome nor IE). Can I switch off the virus checks and do them later when the downloads are complete?

Hi mandywr,
CID uses Google safebrowsing and download scans.
To see if this is causing the issue you could try the following at your own risk.

  1. Type about:config into the address bar and enter.
  2. Click the ‘I’ll be careful, I promise’ button.
  3. Type browser.safebrowsing.downloads.enabled into the search bar.
  4. Double click the preference name to change the value from true to false.

Please remember to re-enable this setting if it is found not to be the cause of the issue.

Kind regards.