How do I stop Firefox DownloadHelper plugin from downloading?

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digitall Senior Member • Posts: 2,223
How do I stop Firefox DownloadHelper plugin from downloading?

After an unsuccessful Google search for an answer I thought I'd pose this question for the erudite experts here.

Having just installed DownloadHelper, a Firefox plugin, which enables the saving of, for example, Youtube videos to one's computer, I had the annoying experience of not being able to cancel an unwanted download (which I did initiate the saving of, using the plugin).

On Youtube I found an excerpt of Mendelsshon's Octet and used the above plugin to download it to my computer but I soon realised the music was badly recorded so wanted to stop the download. I found no obvious way of doing so. I closed FF, deleted the partial download from My Music and opened firefox again. All seemed well but later a pop-up announced my download (20MB) was complete! I had not revisited the Youtube site so thought I was safe.

With a fairly fast broadband connection and not having unlimited downloads with my ISP account I would like to avoid this happening again. Does anyone know how I can cancel such a download? Thanks.

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