Why do downloads stall at 99%?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Numerous times downloads will sale to 99% then stall for several minutes. This before Ff invokes anti-virus scan or Sandboxie prompts for recovery. It's not all downloads, just some. Is this Firefox or the download site or my ISP or Sandboxie?
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Firefox works with your antivirus program to scan downloads.

    You can disable this behavior in Firefox and see if it helps.

    Type about:config in the url location bar, enter "browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone" without the quotes and double click the entry to change it from true to false.
     
  3. HAN

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    When I read this, I thought that you might be running NOD32. And looking at your signature, I'm right. When NOD32 version 3 or 4 scans larger downloads, it can take quite a while. Depending on the type of file and the speed of the PC, it can seem like forever sometimes (of course it's not. ;) ) Version 2 suffered a little from this but it wasn't nearly as noticeable as the newer versions.
     
  4. ratchet

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    I see, the Ff scan box must just show the last few seconds of the scan. Thank you HAN!
     
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    So I've turned it off for a while. Thanks ronjor!
     
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