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Subject:Re: macro virus...help! From:"Wollt, Richard C" <Richard -dot- Wollt -at- UNISYS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 14 May 1998 08:42:17 -0400
Our experience with the macro "viruses" is that the first line of
defense is to set your WORD normal.dot template to read only. And then
never ok any changes to the template unless you are certain that you
know what the change you are making does, and that you want that
specific change. The anti-virus software is useful, and needed if you
accept files from outside sources, but any software is only capable of
catching previously identified viri (and some variants).
richard -dot- wollt -at- unisys -dot- com
> From: Tracey Moore[SMTP:traceym -at- APPLIEDMAPPING -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Tracey Moore
> Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 2:59 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: macro virus...help!
> I just fought this battle two weeks ago.
> The very first thing to is to obtain the latest anti-virus software.
> Also, it is wise to turn on the Macro Virus Protection =
> option in Word. Go to Tools, click Options, click the General tab, and
> select the option.
> Good luck! These things are a real nuisance.