[Solved] Weird Problem with update to v4.1.4

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[Solved] Weird Problem with update to v4.1.4

Postby NTxLS » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:40 am

Recently updated to v4.1.3 with little issues. Now am told there is v4.1.4 available and downloaded same. Now attempting to install and when running as Admin/w password all that occurs is the file name remains the same all the way through the '.exe' except there is an additional ".wpeq" at the very end and NOTHING happens, not any update install. The new update has been
downloaded twice (2x) and both are doing the same action. The first was gotten from SF and the latest copy from Apache's HOME PAGE.


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Edited by: NTxLS
This was the very first time any program had been blocked by WAR, did not know that was how it was IDed/w that extension. Will be more observant in future installs. Thank you for reading my issue and with the SOLUTION.
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Re: Weird Problem with update to v4.1.4

Postby RusselB » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:06 am

Where did you get the download from? If it wasn't http://www.openoffice.org/download then you have an unofficial version of Open Office, which may, or may not, have other programs added to it, and/or viruses/malware/spyware/ransomware (etc.)
If you did get it from the address I specified, did you click anything on the page that you were forwarded to? If so, redo the download and wait for a few seconds. The system will automatically start the download without any other intervention by you.

In any case, I strongly recommend that you run thorough scans of your system for viruses and malware.
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Re: Weird Problem with update to v4.1.4

Postby Bill » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:20 am

A Google search finds that the .wpeq extension is added to files quarantined by WinPatrol WinAntiRansom. If you have that program, it may be preventing the installation of AOO 4.1.4.
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Re: Weird Problem with update to v4.1.4

Postby RoryOF » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:56 pm

In addition to what Bill has written, if you download only through
http://www.openoffice.org/download/ you can verify that the file is as it left the code factory by the methods described in How to verify the integrity of the downloaded file?

If the file passes this test, it indicates that the file is as it left the code factory and it is reasonable to presume that your file is being quarantined due to a "false positive". In that case you could disconnect from the internet (for safety), disable WinPatrol WinAntiRansom, and install from the checked file. Then re-enable WinPatrol and connect again to the internet.

However, it is your decision to do this - I do not think there is any risk to your setup, but that is merely my opinion - your thoughts may differ.
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