Hi all!

If you use Firefox, you will have noticed a problem over the past 4 to 5 days. Downloads have been blocked with a "may contain" warning (but only after you have wasted your time trying to get a file from Zippyshare). There has been quite a conversation going in the comments recently about what was going on. The short version is that the recent update of Firefox has incorporated a function that scans downloaded executable files to make sure they are not infected with a virus. It appears to target Zippyshare in particular.

Guess what! The information that these decisions are based on comes from Google! Guess what again! The same places still work in Google Chrome! Go figure ... Google appears to have royally fucked over Firefox and they have fallen for it hook, line and sinker! More information can be found here, here and here.

The reputational damage to Firefox will be immense and a hell of a lot of people will switch. There are some solutions on the pages listed but you need to be the judge of whether they work for you. Anyway, all of the files here work perfectly in all of the other browsers!


Plague 13 June 2015 at 16:31  

I'm firefoxin' it and have no issues whatsoever.

badgerstump 13 June 2015 at 16:36  

That is really weird. Loads of people on here (and elsewhere) have problems. Even I am having problems downloading Mrs Inside's posts ... on my own blog!