[Solved] swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

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[Solved] swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby Oriboros » Mon May 20, 2019 7:17 pm

Hi all, my antivirus picked up swriter.exe as a virus and deleted it. Since restarting my computer, it's not in the virus vault and OpenOffice won't run without it (obviously). Do I need to do a full reinstall or is there a way to just get that back. Sorry I'm not super tech savvy, be gentle with me.
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Re: swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby FJCC » Mon May 20, 2019 7:38 pm

If you still have the folder with the installation files for OpenOffice, you can go in there and double click on the file setup.exe. After a couple of steps through the dialogs, you will reach a place where you can choose to Repair your installation. Try that.
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Re: swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby Villeroy » Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 pm

There must be a way to tell your antivirus that a certain program is safe. But may be your antivirus is right! Where did you download your copy of OpenOffice? May be it is not OpenOffice.
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Re: swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby Bill » Mon May 20, 2019 11:47 pm

If version 4.1.3 was recently downloaded and installed, then it probably didn't come from the official OpenOffice download site. The current version is 4.1.6.
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Re: swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby robleyd » Tue May 21, 2019 12:52 am

The only official download site is http://www.openoffice.org/download/ - which is linked from the bottom of forum pages under Get OpenOffice
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Re: swriter.exe deleted by antivirus, help?

Postby Oriboros » Tue May 21, 2019 4:13 am

Thanks all, I updated it to 4.1.6 and that fixed everything!
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