#1
is there any way to open .exe files in mozilla firefox without saving the file on the computer?(like internet explorer)

or is it just impossible to do for security reasons?
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#2
i think that saving them is more efficient
but
maybe if you were to go into tools
change some of the preferences
find something about opening .exe files
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#3
I don't know, I've never been able to work it out either. I think it's for security reasons, though I could be wrong. I'm not an expert on browsers.
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#4
Why would you want to?

First of all it's very unsafe because in my experience most .exe files on the internet have viruses/spyware, even if the maker didnt intend for it to have them.

BUT if you know it's safe, then download it to the hard drive. When you do things like open videos in browsers, it still downloads them to your PC. Not as if you're gonna save space, it'll just hide it amoungst your temporary internet files.
#5
If you delete all your private information it will get rid of them (just make sure you do it, my bro ended up with half a gig of exe files at one piont).
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#7
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*feels like a geek*

i was about to click this thread then i saw .exe and automatically hesitated and double checked what i was clicking.

:\

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#8
Dumbkopf...

When you choose open in IE, it saves it, then opens it.

In Firefox you just choose to open it after it's downloaded - it's the same thing.

Do you think IE magically opens it without downloading it?

"First of all it's very unsafe because in my experience most .exe files on the internet have viruses/spyware, even if the maker didnt intend for it to have them."

Yep, every single little exe file on the internet is completely full of virii. Every one. In my experience of the internet, I just can't remember the last time that I didn't get a virus from opening an exe.

WTF... I have had a computer online since 1996, and have never had a virus. Where do you guys get these files from?

Good tip. Limewire isn't a normal place to find software. If you want to get firefox or some other program, don't get it from Limewire, that's not what it is for.

If you want cracked software then we all know by now that torrents are the preferred way, but even then - think... do you really need to features that this software has? Most free software is just as good.
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#9
It's a long-standing policy in Mozilla/Netscape. It's done for a number of reasons, for example it means you can't use it as a file manager like Windows Explorer. There isn't a way around it without editing the source and recompiling.
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Yep, every single little exe file on the internet is completely full of virii. Every one. In my experience of the internet, I just can't remember the last time that I didn't get a virus from opening an exe.



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#11
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WTF... I have had a computer online since 1996, and have never had a virus. Where do you guys get these files from?

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#12
ok i got it
its annoying in mozilla when all the downloaded files are cluttered... especially when you re-install windows and have to get the nvidia drivers, adobe, and other programs
and i know that when you open the .exe files with IE, it temporalily saves the file on the PC...
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#13
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"First of all it's very unsafe because in my experience most .exe files on the internet have viruses/spyware, even if the maker didnt intend for it to have them."

Yep, every single little exe file on the internet is completely full of virii. Every one. In my experience of the internet, I just can't remember the last time that I didn't get a virus from opening an exe.

WTF... I have had a computer online since 1996, and have never had a virus. Where do you guys get these files from?


probly have tons of spyware though don't you.

Obviously if you're downloading msn messenger from the microsoft website it's not gonna be harmful (not that msn is an exe when you download it but...) but what other .exes do people download except illegal software n stuff like that.