acknak wrote:We really need to be a little more careful: it is possible for a site other than OO.org to legitimately offer the software for download. As far as I can see, the download link on the site referred to in this thread (openoffice.pro/CA) actually points to the OO.org download site. The download did not ask for any registration or payment, and the file that I downloaded matches the md5sum posted on the OO.org download site, so it seems highly unlikely to me that the file actually contains any virus. It has been known that antivirus products can give false positive alerts.
The best policy is to get the software directly through the OO.org site, but raising a false alarm is not a good thing either, in that we now have (apparently) false information on a public forum.
Edwyn wrote:My wife accidentally tried to download Open Office from the above dodgy link today. To start off with she got lots of unwanted pop ups when on the internet. Now we can't even boot up her machine. .
HawaiianHope.org wrote:Sourceforge is no longer a trusted website to downlaod from.
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