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From "Allen Schaaf, CISSP" <>
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:




On 11/30/2013 8:25 AM, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:09:09 -0500
> "Maurice Howe" <> 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
> 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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