Thus, a hacker can put a macro virus
into a Word ".doc" file and rename it with an ".rtf" extension, thus escaping detection by antivirus programs that are set to examine only files with certain extensions.
* You should make sure that Macro Virus
Protection is enabled in all Microsoft applications, and you should NEVER run macros in a document unless you know what they do.
Marker is a macro virus
that takes information about Word files listed in the properties summary, and emails it to a well-known group of hackers.
to writing the 'Melissa' macro virus
, illegally accessing America Online for the purpose of posting the virus onto cyberspace and destroying the [PC] he used to post [it]," said a court brief.
Norton AntiVirus for Microsoft Exchange also includes Striker technology, which protects against polymorphic viruses, and Macro Virus
Protection technology, for complete protection against invasive macro viruses.
The latest to hit the Saudi Ministry of Finance and National Economy is the CAP A macro virus
. This is a variant of the Concept macro virus
that I discussed a few columns ago, except that it is a bit nastier.