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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Reporting a problem with the OpenOffice website
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:05:40 GMT
On Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:31:42 -0500
Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:

> Please verify the URL of the website.  The download should come from
> sourceforge otherwise is not from us.
> 
> Malware could have been coming from a different website.
> 
> On 9/24/14, Karen King <rockabye123@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote:
> > I have used Open Office for several years and have been very pleased
> > with it. I recently recommended OO to a friend and I was horrified that
> > during the download of OO a malware program called Optimizer Pro was also
> > installed on her computer. Neither of us is computer savvy so I used system
> > recovery to return her computer to its pre-OO condition. I was very upset
> > and surprised that this happened. The worst is that she really wants to use
> > OO and now we are afraid to try to download it. 😕
> >
> > Karen King
> > 703-625-6858
> > Arlington VA 22203
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> -- 
> Alexandro Colorado
> Apache OpenOffice Contributor
> 882C 4389 3C27 E8DF 41B9  5C4C 1DB7 9D1C 7F4C 2614
> 

To expand on Alexandro's reply, one should download only from
www.openoffice.org/download
which will redirect to SourceForge servers where the files are stored. The download will start
automatically in about five seconds. Its integrity can be checked using the methods setout
in
http://www.openoffice.org/download/checksums.html


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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