Re: WinWord and Anti-Virus Macros

Subject: Re: WinWord and Anti-Virus Macros
From: "Nagai, Paul" <pnagai -at- VISA -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 19:17:00 PST

Beryl,

> 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
backup cycle.

I'm not that trusting.

------
Paul Nagai
Visa International
pnagai -at- visa -dot- com
415-432-1101
415-432-3678 fax


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