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#148969 7-Jul-2014 10:50
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Office 2013 seems to have appeared on my computer, alongside Office 2007 that I own. I never bought Office 2013, I never downloaded it, I have no idea where it came from. When I clicked on it out of curiosity it downloaded Excel 2013 then asked me to sign in with the account my subscription is associated with. I've now uninstalled it.

What's going on here? Did Microsoft slip it onto my PC with windows update, hoping it would get my to buy it or something?

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  #1082278 7-Jul-2014 10:53
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The NSA sealed





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  #1082285 7-Jul-2014 11:02
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It's a well-known virus.




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  #1082297 7-Jul-2014 11:16
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What was the last program installed on your machine?

Is it managed or joined in a domain?








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  #1082300 7-Jul-2014 11:24
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Nope, home windows 7 pro machine. No viruses or malware on it as far as scans can tell. It must've been installed by something, or by MS during some update.

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  #1082334 7-Jul-2014 12:06
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Scandalous!

I doubt Microsoft put this on windows update. I'm also using windows 7 pro and office 2010





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  #1082335 7-Jul-2014 12:07
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If it came in an update it will appear in your recent updates list.  I agree this is highly unlikely.

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  #1082461 7-Jul-2014 14:28
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Did you build and load this PC your self or buy it ready built and loaded??




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  #1082471 7-Jul-2014 14:45
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The fact that it's asking you to sign in tends to indicate to me it's Office On-Demand via Office 365.  Does anyone else use your computer that might have signed into Office 365?



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  #1082484 7-Jul-2014 15:37
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My wife uses it but wouldn't have done that, she's not an admin. It's a 3 year old self built PC.

I'm just curious really, unsure where it came from. It's not a problem, uninstalled fine.

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You don't need admin permissions to install Office 2013 Click-to-Run.

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  #1083882 8-Jul-2014 08:52
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Did MS charge you for this install or was it a freebee??




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  #1083886 8-Jul-2014 08:54
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old3eyes: Did MS charge you for this install or was it a freebee??


It was just the bootstrap for office, not office. I'd have had to pay for it to get the actual software.

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