Macro Virus Protection in the Microsoft Office Line, Part Two

by Gabor Szappanos Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

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 second of a two-part series discussing some of the macro viruses that have targeted MS Office products. The first article looked at the macro viruses that affected earlier Microsoft Word and Office products. In this installment we will examine MS Office 2000, the new version of Microsoft Office, code named Office XP, and Outlook, Microsoft's e-mail program.