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Hi :)
I think it is a legitmate concern especially if you only have one machine to look after and 
therefore can't afford to do any experimentation with using different antivirus programs.  

I was hoping that the chap would download the Windows version on a Gnu&Linux box and then run an 
antivirus scan using something other than Avira.  He did kindly re-download but then scanned with 
Avira again.  

I've finally got around to sitting at an Xp machine and downloaded LibreOffice 4.04.  The Xp 
machine here is running "Microsoft Security Essentials" and "Avg".  Neither complained about the LO 

In Firefox it did give me the bar at the top, saying "Firefox prevented this page from 
automatically redirecting to another page".  The download didn't start straight away so i clicked 
on the link, inside the page, that said "If your download does not start automatically, please 
click here".  Then i tried the page again and this time when the bar appeared in clicked on the 
"Allow" button to allow the page to automatically redirect to another page.  This way around the 
download also started.  

I guess i should really download Avira and try the whole thing again to see if Avira complains on 
that Xp machine.  

If you don't trust your antivirus then why use it?  You really have to take notice if it grumbles 
about something otherwise what is the point in having it?  All antivirus programs have problems 
with false-positives but when the program grumbles you have to consider that it really might have 
found something.  I typically try to run 2 antivirus programs on Windows but i would be stuck if 
one grumbled and the other didn't.  Which one would i trust?  Of course having any active program 
running all the time in the background is going to impact on performance and having 2 (that also 
might conflict with each other) is going to hurt even more.  [shrugs]  But then if people cared 
about the speed of  their machine they wouldn't be using Windows in the first place.  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: V Stuart Foote <>
Sent: Saturday, 13 July 2013, 18:40
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: LibreOffice website security


As has been pointed out to you several times since last month.  This is not
a problem of the LibreOffice download web servers.

It is likely a FALSE Positive reported by your AVIRA anti-virus packages
heuristic detection routines.

Your system is probably fine, please stop spreading FUD and it would be most
productive if you were to properly submit a report to AVIRA so they can
verify a the TDF site is clean and correct their detection
routines--especially necessary with heuristic methods.

Also, as AVIRA publishes frequent updated definitions and detection
routines, having raised the specter of a Malware issue it is only good
etiquette to test issue is resolved and to report its resolution back to
this forum. 

Everyone else, please let's abandon this thread pending substantive
reporting back from Petre regards what AVIRA finds--and move attention to
more productive discussions actually related to LibreOffice.


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