Open Office problems

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Fri Dec 19 06:05:44 UTC 2008


Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>     I went to Google and put in open office and there was a list of many 
>> places to d/l what I wanted. But it is all now been taken over by a 
>> company that takes Money from you and then lets you d/l O-O.
> the correct site, is first in Google.  It looks like you have adware on
> your Windows machine that is redirecting your searches.
> Matt Flaschen
It could also be that his web browser isn't configured first for English
pages... or that his Google is configured for a different country and
attempts at presenting "local" results first. I regularly have something
similar when I forget to tell Google that despite the fact that my
connection is in France, I want ENGLISH results... Setting Google to
English in the Google preferences (link at the bottom of's
main page) places a cookie to that effect... and tends to make results
more coherent with what the rest of us may see... :)

But the chances that some adware has changed his default search engine
aren't nil either. Karl, when you get the strange search results... is
it from Google's page that you get them? Or from a different search engine?


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