Re: Word's Macro Virus

Subject: Re: Word's Macro Virus
From: Matt Wiseley <hd108 -at- OITUNIX -dot- OIT -dot- UMASS -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 12:22:12 -0400

The Word Macro virus (Concept-B) can exist and procreate on macintosh
machines. However, there have been no documented reports of it doing and
damage. It's designed to attack PCs, and is benign on macs. But if you
have it and use your files on a PC, you will infect the PC. The latest
version of Virex for the macintosh is capable of removing the virus.
Without Virex, you have to bring the file over to a PC and run
Microsoft's SCANPROT.DOT macro on it.

-matt

On Mon, 20 May 1996, Garret Romaine wrote:

> Does anyone know if the Word macro virus can also strike a Macintosh using
> Word?

> Garret Romaine
> gromaine -at- radisys -dot- com

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