One of the firefox systems I use starts the download anyway and so it's downloading while the user decides to cancel or not.
This trick means that folk think Firefox is faster than a browser that didn't start the download until they said OK.
-> So the browsing component was not in error in my opinion.
My question is simple. Should we expect today's users to know how things work?
I use the latest version of Firefox for Windows, which I have instructed to ask me "where on your PC do you want to download this file to" with every download. While downloading a file from a reputable site, the site tried to tack on some ad-ware junk, named something like "download-manager.exe".
Firefox asked "Where do you want to save this 'download-manager.exe' to?" I selected cancel, and the file did not download.
Nearly a minute later, AVG 2013 (paid) popped up with an alert and announced it had successfully protected me from a dubious file download by the name of download-manager.exe.
I concluded the web browsing component of AVG 2013 is useless, and I have disabled it. If AVG can't tell that I've cancelled a file download through my browser, what else is it incapable of detecting? No thanks.