Macro Virus Protection in the Microsoft Office Line, Part One

by Gabor Szappanos
Sept. 23, 2017 0 comments Symantec microsoft

The Microsoft Office programs are the most well known and widely-used programs in the world. They are also the most vulnerable targets for macro virus infection. One could easily blame Microsoft for not doing anything to prevent the virus threat; however, to do so would be to overlook the efforts that the software giant has made to diminish these threats. This is the first of two articles that will review some of the macro viruses that have targeted MS Office products. This series will also analyze some of the efforts made by Microsoft to contain the macro virus situation and attempt to point out what they did right and what they did wrong. This article will look at some of the earlier Microsoft products, such as Word 2.0, Word 97, Office 97 and Office 97 Service Release 1.