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Subject:Re: WinWord and Anti-Virus Macros From:"Nagai, Paul" <pnagai -at- VISA -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 25 Jan 1996 19:17:00 PST
> I used scanprot.dot (from MS) to clean up my existing files
> (local and network), and then I deleted the macros from my
> normal.dot template. I can use my own macros, I can open
> more than one file at a time, and I can periodically use
> scanprot.dot to check for reinfection.
This is fine so long as you are aware that you are vulnerable to attack from
a WinWord virus (or trojan horse if you want to be technical about it) that
is not as benign as the Prank macro.
You run the risk of losing data to a new WinWord macro virus that deletes
files, formats hard drives, or, worse, corrupts data files without raising
any red flags ... perhaps escaping undetected long enough to survive a
I'm not that trusting.
pnagai -at- visa -dot- com