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Hi :)
It is unlikely the LibreOffice website is infected because it runs on unix-based platforms such as 
Gnu&Linux.  I don't think any of the internet-facing servers run on Windows.  Also i suspect that 
uploads get scanned and stuff on the servers gets scanned fairly regularly.  However it might be 
wise if we let the websites team know there might be an issue.  

On Debian you might be able to install an antivirus program such as Clamtk (the 
Gnome/Cinnamon/Mate/Xfce front-end to clamav) or BitDefender or something.  Personally i tend to 
use specialist LiveCds such as
or one of the other System Rescue type distros listed at
I quite like Trinity Rescue Kit because i have used it quite often but i haven't tried any of the 
others much.  TRK can sort out quite a few Windows problems quite quickly or just do maintance.  I 
would use it to safely declutter first but emptying the temp folders and caches before leaving it 
to do an over-night antivirus scan and i would get it to run just 1 of the av programs at a time 
rather than 1 after another, at least until i had some idea how long the scans took on your 
machine.  They are a bit thorough!  Even 1 could easily take all night.  

Actually i would probably start by just installing clamtk inside Debian and scan from there.  That 
way i could keep working while the scan was running.  After that scan it might be easier to decide 
how to proceed.  Obviously Debain wont be affected by the Windows viruses so you can carry on 
working on the documents that are on the Windows side of your machine.  Just make sure you scan 
documents before sending them on to other Windows users.  

Good luck!  Thanks for letting us know!
Regards from 

Tom :)  

From: Jay Lozier <>
Sent: Sunday, 16 June 2013, 22:08
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice website security

On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:55:51 -0400, Petre Borocan  
<> wrote:

Dear LibreOffice Team,

My antivirus program under Windows is blocking the access to your  
website because it is infected with a malware. I'm accessing your  
website using a linux operating system (debian based distro).
Is it possible for you to check if your website has been infected?
And thank you for the excellent office suite you have created.
Kind regards from Romania,
Petre Borocan


What antivirus are you using and does it report a specific virus?

Jay Lozier

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