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MWG 6.8.7 Build 8378 - extension changes .exe to .zip

Hello,

when downloading Adobe Flashplayer (http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/) the extension of the file changes from .exe to .zip.

Users have to change extension back to .exe to install.

Why does this happen?

Best regards.

Nachricht geändert durch mcafee-com-user on 26.09.11 11:00:32 MESZ
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jfitzell
Level 7

Re: MWG 6.8.7 Build 8378 - extension changes .exe to .zip

I *think* you'll find this is due to the media type filter which correctly detects ZIP compression within the installer and then helpfully "rectifies" the media type mismatch.

I suspect disabling the media type filter for *.adobe.com will resolve the issue but I haven't tried this myself.

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asabban
Level 17

Re: MWG 6.8.7 Build 8378 - extension changes .exe to .zip

Hello,

I think jfitznell is right. You can try to whitelist "Media Type Filters" or "Content Type Adaptation". However this will just work-around the problem. I recommend to create a case with Support and provide a Feedback and the exact URL you are trying, plus one or two screenshots showing the issue.

Even if Web Gateway corrects the Media Type in my opinion it should not change the extension.

Best,

Andre

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