.FM installer?

October 4, 2011 at 14:08:05
Specs: Windows 7
My friend's computer is converting the setup file for openoffice to .fm. Changing it to .EXE corrupts the file. Malware is highly unlikely as he is very careful about making sure sites are safe before visiting them and rarely downloads anything, uses several browser security tools (e.g. Noscript), does 4 AV scans a day, has a firewall up, and hasn't connected to an infected router. Is this just Windows 7/his computer playing one of their many tricks? Btw, sorry if this is a double post, because what I tried to post didn't show up the first time.

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#1
October 5, 2011 at 15:51:34
Not sure what the .fm file extension would be, or why that is happening. I would suspect malware.

I suggest your friend delete the Openoffice file and reboot. Run a malware scan and then download Openoffice from the horses mouth, so to speak at the link below.

http://download.openoffice.org/


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#2
October 6, 2011 at 08:06:23
Open office is junk as far as I'm concerned, you would be better off checking on ebay and even purchasing an older version of MS office, they are real inexpensive anymore

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#3
October 7, 2011 at 13:48:55
.fm is an adobe framemaker file, as it turns out. win7 does weird stuff with adobe for whatever reason. As I said, malware is highly unlikely, but I guess we could check an online av-scan. As for why, our comp. class requires openoffice, not word.

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#4
October 7, 2011 at 14:53:02
I would just uninstall and reinstall Open office.

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