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Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:22 pm

When I try to download Open Office I get sent to a Twitter page. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Click on the OpenOffice icon at bottom right of the Forum window.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:50 pm

I did that. It took me to the download page. When I click on download it takes me to a Twitter page. I would show it to you but I don't know how.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:53 pm

I believe you! Have you selected a version and language before clicking Download? You may have some form of virus/Trojan on your computer; I suggest running a virus and a malware scan on your computer, with latest virus/malware definitions.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:04 pm

I ran advanced system care this morning and it didn't find anything. I don't know how to run it "with latest virus/malware definitions" I don't understand that terminology. I am not very computer literate. I basically know how to do what I need to do for everyday operations.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:11 pm

Oh, and yes I selected a version and language
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 pm

If you use an antivirus program, there should be a setting in it to update its definitions file. A well respected Malware program is MalwareBytes. which can be downloaded from the MalwareBytes Free button at
https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:41 pm

I downloaded and ran malwarebytes. It found some pups. Do I need to take any action on them?
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm

It is so long since I used MalwareBytes that I don't remember. Does it offer to quarantine or remove them? If so, that is the choice you should make.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RusselB » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:03 pm

Pups are Potentially Unwanted Programs. If Malwarebytes found them, I'd recommend taking action on them with the action being to Quarantine.
That way you get rid of the program temporarily until you can figure out if it's a program you actually want or not.
If it is, you can remove it from the Quarantine, rather than having to find the program again and reinstall it... which can be a problem with older programs.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:49 pm

ok, I've done that and restarted the computer. It's still doing it. I do want to download Windows EXE. Right?
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Try this direct link
https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.4/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.4_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe/download
If you want the English (UK) version, change the US into GB in the above URL before pasting it into your browser.
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:13 pm

This is what I get:
"SourceForge
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Browse Enterprise Blog Articles Deals Help Create
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Solution Centers

Resources Newsletters Cloud Storage Providers Business VoIP Providers Internet Speed Test Call Center Providers"
There is a large black twitter bird on the bottom of the page
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:29 pm

Do not click anything on the SourceForge page:

sourceforge.png


Just wait until the download panel will pop-up:

DownloadAOO.png


Then click on the Save file button ("Fájl mentése" on my Hungarian locale attachment)
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby Wenbug » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:41 am

I have never gotten a sourceforge page similar to the one you have, but I will do what I have been doing and wait a while to see if it will pop up. If that doesn't work I am going to start cooking supper. Thank you for all your time and assistance!
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Re: Download thru Twutter?

Postby floris v » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:32 pm

In Firefox you have to wait for the dialog box in Zizi64's post to appear (advertisements on the page will differ), in Chrome the download will start automatically. Click anywhere on that page at your own risk - not matter where it gets you, it won't get you to OpenOffice.
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