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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?
Office shouldn't have anything like that in there.  It's pretty common that A/V software throw up a false alert.
where did you download it?
download it from a safety place!
i recommend: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html
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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.

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.
leewallinAuthor Commented:
http://download.openoffice.org/index.html is the site I used to download it.  Tried it again to confirm.  Same message.
then no need to fear!
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
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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