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Subject:NORMAL.DOT From:Bruce Conway <bconway -at- ISLAND -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 14 Dec 1998 14:20:35 +0000
Now I remember, the Macro virus does indeed go for NORMAL.DOT. It
infects it, thus infecting all other documents created with it.
You should delete every copy of NORMAL.DOT within about a 100 mile
radius of your network (and beyond).
Your co-workers likely have infected copies of NORMAL.DOT as well.
Word should create a new one. (Well, it did on the Mac anyway....)
Geri Lou Ciotoli wrote:
> Summary: My Word 97 software was automatically saving documents without
> asking me whether I wanted to or not. Even just opening word with the
> default document resulted, when closing, in saving that default document as
> Document1, Document2, etc.
> With the help and knowledge of Steve Posey and Molly, both members of this
> list, I learned that the virus attached macros to my template documents
> causing the autoclose and autosave. I got a new Normal.dot from a coworker.
> I was able to delete all the problem macros associated with my own template,
> including my own customized macros (just for safety sake). I ran McAfee
> Virus scan (version from 1/98) and found no virus' in my system or on any of
> my files.. which is weird, since we know I had one. Maybe the software
> didn't detect the virus cuz its a new virus and an outdated scan software.
> But I tried to download the McAfee software several times and it just
> wouldn't download. So.. if any of you can email me an updated virus
> software, I would appreciate it.
> Continuing Problem: Now, in Word 97, I still cannot delete three macros that
> show up. They all have an extension of .MAIN (which I have never seen
> before). They possibly came in with the Normal.dot I copied from the
> coworker. Any ideas on how to get rid of these?
> Also, to load my own customized macros back in from a disk, which directory
> should I load them to? They must be associated with my custom template.
> Thanks to all who have helped, and to all who may help me now.
> (Tech Writer List -- I'm on Digest, so email me directly..Thanks)
> Geri Lou Ciotoli
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Bruce Conway, B.A. (Math/Pol Sci) - Tech Writer/Communicator
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