As part of its Safe Browsing feature, Mozilla Firefox keeps track of a list of malware to compare against data the user downloads. In the event the user downloads known malware, a warning can be displayed. This preference determines whether to enable these malware checks.
Possible values and their effects
Download data about malware and use it to screen downloads. (Default)
Do not download malware blacklists and do not check downloads.
A checkbox labeled “Block reported attack sites” is located under Tools → Options → Security.
In SeaMonkey 2.18 and later, this checkbox is located in the Edit → Preferences → Privacy & Security main tab.
First checked in
Has an effect in
- Mozilla Firefox (trunk builds since 2007-08-09; 3.0b1 and above)
- SeaMonkey (nightly builds since 2013-02-03; 2.18a1 and above)
- Bug 389501 - fetch malware data with the url classifier
- Bug 477718 - Implement Phishing Protection support in SeaMonkey