Re: Word's Macro Virus

Subject: Re: Word's Macro Virus
From: John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 13:51:51 -0400

We have both Macs and Windows devices and the Word documents on both platforms
were equally infected. The Concept macro virus is just as benign on each
platform. It doesn't do anything to the hardware, it doesn't do anythying to
other types of files such as .com or .exe files. It simply makes it impossible
to do a "Save As".

It doesn't "destroy" anything.

John Posada
Technical Proposal Writer
Bell Communications Research, Piscataway, NJ
(908) 699-5839 (W)
jposada -at- notes -dot- cc -dot- bellcore -dot- com (W)

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that
one word is 'to be prepared'"
- Vice President Dan Quayle 11/30/1988
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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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