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From "Allen Schaaf, CISSP" <netsecur...@sound-by-design.com>
Subject Re: PDF-to-ODT conversion
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:08:41 GMT
Alas, CNET is a nest of vipers. Sorry, I should have mentioned 
the best source: http://www.freeocr.net/.

NEVER TRUST CNET!

Best,

Allen

On 11/30/2013 8:25 AM, Rory O'Farrell 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.
>

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