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Post Posted May 13th, 2010, 11:34 am

This Download Statusbar looks excellent. Does it autoscan with your AV? Are there any problems with setting it up to do this. I have McAfee Net Protect Plus from my ISP.
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Post Posted May 13th, 2010, 12:15 pm

If you're wanting to use it with SM, I think you're out of luck. Seems to be only for Firefox.
But then again, I may be wrong.

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Post Posted May 13th, 2010, 3:34 pm

Andy Boze wrote:
Davezilla17 wrote:This Download Statusbar looks excellent. Does it autoscan with your AV? Are there any problems with setting it up to do this. I have McAfee Net Protect Plus from my ISP.

If you're wanting to use it with SM, I think you're out of luck. Seems to be only for Firefox.

:arrow: Download Statusbar for SeaMonkey 2.0.x

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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 2:33 am

Andy Boze wrote:If you're wanting to use it with SM, I think you're out of luck. Seems to be only for Firefox.


There is a SeaMonkey version.
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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 2:36 am

ElTxolo wrote:
Andy Boze wrote:
Davezilla17 wrote:This Download Statusbar looks excellent. Does it autoscan with your AV? Are there any problems with setting it up to do this. I have McAfee Net Protect Plus from my ISP.

If you're wanting to use it with SM, I think you're out of luck. Seems to be only for Firefox.

:arrow: Download Statusbar for SeaMonkey 2.0.x

Cheers! 8-)


Yeah thanks ElTxolo, that's the one I meant. I was just wondering about its virus scanning. Once enabled, is it a bit like the auto-scan after a download with Firefox?
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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 2:54 am

The Download Statusbar extension is just an alternative UI front end to the built in download manager backend in the toolkit code. There is a hidden pref in about:config that will tell the DLMGR to hand off downloaded files to the default AV program installed in Windows (does not work in OSX or Linux).

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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 2:59 am

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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 3:07 am

Philip Chee wrote:The Download Statusbar extension is just an alternative UI front end to the built in download manager backend in the toolkit code. There is a hidden pref in about:config that will tell the DLMGR to hand off downloaded files to the default AV program installed in Windows (does not work in OSX or Linux).

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OK, thanks for the info. I just wondered if there was anything I should know if I configure it to auto-scan anything downloaded.
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Post Posted May 14th, 2010, 4:56 am

OK, I've been testing it & it seems great. It's a superb addition to SM. I notice that there is an option in the auto virus-scanning to not scan certain file types, such as jpeg, jpg, png, & gif. My knowledge of computers tends to end at Windows Vista for Dummies so I gather that it is unlikely that these file types are often infected with malware. Does anyone configure this manager to scan files such as these, or am I being just too paranoid & cautious in wanting to do this? :shock:
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Post Posted May 29th, 2010, 5:14 pm

Some malware is embedded in or piggy backed to image files so I would definitely not bypass scanning for them. I want everything I download scanned.
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Post Posted June 4th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Ztruker wrote:Some malware is embedded in or piggy backed to image files so I would definitely not bypass scanning for them. I want everything I download scanned.


Hello Ztruker, do you use this particular extension?
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Post Posted June 6th, 2010, 8:56 am

If you mean Download Status bar, yes I do, like it very much.
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Post Posted June 6th, 2010, 9:50 am

Ztruker wrote:If you mean Download Status bar, yes I do, like it very much.


OK, I just wondered if you have the Manual Virus Scan enabled. I use the Status bar but usually I tend to scan any downloaded files with SUPERAntiSpyware rather than use the Manual Virus Scan in Options - Virus Scan. What do you recommend as a good configuration for the Manual Virus Scan?
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Post Posted June 6th, 2010, 6:02 pm

No, I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it automatically scans all downloads for me. That's what I meant when I said not to bypass scanning them, not anything about using a scanner in Download Statusbar. I was not aware it had one.
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Post Posted June 6th, 2010, 6:48 pm

Ztruker wrote:No, I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it automatically scans all downloads for me. That's what I meant when I said not to bypass scanning them, not anything about using a scanner in Download Statusbar. I was not aware it had one.


Oh OK. If you open TOOLS - ADD-ON MANAGER - EXTENSIONS you will find that if you click on DOWNLOAD STATUSBAR 0.9.87.4 you will find an OPTIONS button, if you click that it gives you a menu of GENERAL, APPEARANCE, & VIRUS SCAN where you can customise the extension somewhat.
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