Hmm, we run scanprot.dot here. Thing is, it only works when run, it does
not run in the 'background' scanning every new file or attachment. You
have to open scanprot.dot, run it, for it to do it's thing, then close
it. Scanprot is not in anyway that we are aware of virus protection, but
is a valuable cleanup tool once someones been infrected...
On Tue, 3 Dec 1996, Jim Wamsley 303-673-8163 wrote:
> On Dec 3 Michael Paris wrote
> > In the message he said it was a file attach.
> > If the virus was sent attached in a .zip or .exe and the infected file was
> > run it would infect the computer.
> > I believe he was talking here of a Word Macro Virus, attached as a .DOC
> > file, that when opened by Microsoft Word would trash the hard disk.
> Hey guys, is everyone forgetting that Microsquish put out a macro protection
> script called ScanProt that scanned every document before it was opened looking for certain known 'macro virus' and warned you if the document contained
> anything suspicous? I beleive it also compares your normal.dot against what
> the doc had . This goes a long way toward _stopping_ an infected document from
> doing any damage. Works very well. Have received a few _infected_ attachments
> that were caught.
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