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From "Dave.Mainwaring" <davemainwar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PDF-to-ODT conversion
Date Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:07:03 GMT
It took me hours to clean up the trash that came with the free OCR, the
program does work.


On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie> wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:09:09 -0500
> "Maurice Howe" <maurice@stny.rr.com> wrote:
>
> > BEWARE !!!
> > The download of FreeOCR from CNET brought along a huge mess of excess
> > baggage.  After 3 attempts at System Restore, running Malware Bytes,
> Spybot,
> > RegCure and Stinger got rid of (what I hope is all of) 243 infections.
> > There may be a "clean" version out there but this exercise scared me off.
> >
> > I'll try Dave's Google Drive method.  Thanks to all, but I thought this
> > warning was in order.  Hope it saves others a lot of grief.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Maurice Howe
> > I'm retired. Go around me.
>
> The comments on the cnet freeocr page indicate such infestation.
>
> You could try Calibre, downloading only from
> http://calibre-ebook.com/
> which will convert a PDF into text. Anything I have ever downloaded from
> that calibre site has been clean.
>
> As a general rule I suggest only to download from an application's own
> site.
>
> --
> Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>
>
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