FireFox temp dir
Date: 09.16.19 - 4:07pm
Soo sometimes you have to download a file your AV does not like. This can be compounded by the web site requiring a valid web login to get at it so its just easier to use a browser. (Direct requests with wget would fail)
Now firefox is a bit of an asshole. It always automatically starts downloading files to cache in the background before you even click save and set the path. So the AV throws a hissy fit.
I didnt find a normal way to change this behavior. I did reset the cache dir in my profile with a new "browser.cache.disk.parent_directory" setting, that did not help this behavior it still kept downloading to %tmp%. Now I dont want to change my env variables for all processes all the time to my av excluded directory. Kinda defeats the point of having an AV (which i hate but thats another story)
So when you want to do the dirty deed, you can start firefox with a small .net app and for that one instance of firefox, tmp will be changed and you will be ok. Annoying yes...If someone knows a better way I am all ears.