Actually, Word 95 did have a bug in it that would be transferrable. The
person who sent you the document may not have even known it was
there. Your descrption of what happened fits the virus to a tee. There is
a fix on the Internet at the Microsoft web site. I believe it's in the free
>>> Virginia L. Baca <vbaca @
COM> 03/21/97 03:13pm >>>
We received a piece of email with an attached MS Word document.
The word document had a wazzo macro virus. It was detected
when an attempt to read the document was made. The file
was removed and the system was not harmed.
We are not on the internet, we receive only uucp email. If we
had been on the internet, is there a firewall that could have
detected this virus?
We know who sent the document. What we want to know is
if this user has a claim that someone else planted the virus
in his document before it was sent to us, does he have a valid
Can a virus be planted in MS Word so that all docs created by
this user contain a virus? Or is it more likely it was planted
so that only this document got infected before it was sent?
My conclusion is that it is highly unlikely that anyone but the
sender planted that virus in the word document.
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