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Does Open Office have Adware in it?

I just tried loading Open Office from their site and got a message from AVG Virus that it had Adware Generic4.ADIL.  Is this a real virus or an Open Office file that is OK?
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leewallinAuthor Commented:
I have used Open Office in the past with no problems.  Is this a real threat or a mis labeled file?
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thompsonwirelessCommented:
Office shouldn't have anything like that in there.  It's pretty common that A/V software throw up a false alert.
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awawadaCommented:
where did you download it?
download it from a safety place!
i recommend: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html
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torimarCommented:
Open Office is open source software. Any malware hidden inside would be in plain view of anybody who knows to read source code (which is a huge number of people). It's virtually impossible to hide bad stuff in such a project.

So no, Open Office is clean from baddies, and AVG is to blame for a false positive.

ps:
Please do not mix up "adware" and viruses. Adware is, by definition, just a commercial nuisance, not a threat and mostly harmless. So even *if* some ruthless corporation had smuggled some adware code into OO (which I deem impossible, as long as you download from www.openoffice.org), you'd still not deal with a virus here.
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leewallinAuthor Commented:
http://download.openoffice.org/index.html is the site I used to download it.  Tried it again to confirm.  Same message.
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awawadaCommented:
then no need to fear!
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pankusareenCommented:
open office is 100% adware free. As on my site i see people complaining that AVG false virus alerts.
Switch to some other antivirus like avira or avast
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c_a_n_o_nCommented:
AVG has been known to generate false positives against OpenOffice in the past.   Performing a Google search does not reveal any AVG False Positives to OpenOffice in the past year.  A suggestion is to verify that your AVG is up-to-date and running the current version.
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