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Dbzdude707
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Virus Detected?

I am running Avast antivirus, and tried to download the most recent OpenOffice portable app installer.

It tells me it found a trojan in the file, and this is it's path specifically:

OpenOffice_Portable_2.4.1_en-us.paf.exe.part\$_OUTDIR\openoffice\program\testtool.exe

Any idea? It's probably just an error... It's a free antivirus anyways. Nevertheless, whoever compiled this file might have been trying to give us a trojan.

PS. I used Firefox 3 from my hard drive to download it. You might have realized that I was using it from the path I gave.

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I doubt it, as that file was

I doubt it, as that file was probably compiled by John T Haller, owner of this site, and compiler of all the other installers.

It IS a false positive.

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Dbzdude707
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Hm

So no one disagrees with you? Alright then, I suppose I can trust that it is a false positive...

No other portable apps I've installed have been reported as problematic in any way so I feel I can trust this site. Nevertheless, I haven't looked into the open office site itself... But that really seems like paranoia, I doubt I really need to.

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I've been using the apps from

I've been using the apps from this site for over a year now, with no ill side affects. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Me too, and I havn't had any

Me too, and I havn't had any problems too

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Free Antivirus/ Known issues

Free does not mean bad.
Paid does not mean good.
The 2 programs below are widely used, popular, and well reviewed.
The phrase "poor trojan detection" isn't actually true or what it
should say.

On the known issues page of I think ALL portable apps,
(atleast a heck of alot of them), it says.

https://portableapps.com/support/openoffice_portable#known_issues

Trojan/Virus detected - AntiVir and Avast, on more than one occasion, have claimed there is a trojan or virus in the launcher. This is due to poor trojan detection in both products that will occasionally mis-identify many NSIS-based applications as trojans. It will usually occur after a definitions update. You should contact your antivitus provider and let them know of their mistake.

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