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2016-10-24 17:23 GMT+02:00 M Henri Day <>:

​I can confirm that I have installed LibreOffice ( on several
machines running Windows 10 version 1607 (aka the «Anniversary Update»)
with Windows Defender activated​ (
​in addition to having the suite installed on several machines running
Linux Mint 18) ; on n​one of them have I hitherto encountered any problems
of the type described by the OP....

Due to the nature of these antivirus, it is very possible that both of
these happened in quick sequence:
- an update to their virus tables/heuristics/whatever got pushed, and
caused LibreOffice to be detected as a malware
- a later update was quickly pushed to fix that

People having the first updates without the second one will have issue,
while people not having the first update, or directly getting the second
one, will not have any problem. These kind of false positive are somewhat
common with antivirus, and usually gets fixed quickly.

There's also the remote possibility that a malware carrier actually
targeted libreoffice binary and caused a bunch of people to actually be
infected; but since most report of trouble are about a ransomware, and that
none of the complaints resulted in unusable files, it's unlikely :)

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