Make certain that you have the Macro virus
protection turned on in your copy of Word 97.
You should never double-click on an attachment that contains an executable that arrives as an e-mail attachment Attachments that come in as Word files (.DOC), spreadsheets (.XLS), images (.GIF and JPG), etc., are data files and they can do no damage (noting the macro virus
problem in Word and Excel documents mentioned above).
Don't waste your time, as this feature can only detect the older versions of the Concept macro virus
. The newer CAP viruses are not recognized by this program.
Called Michael-B, the Word macro virus
apparently originates from the Philippines and is targeted at British companies.
A macro virus
infects documents by first attaching itself to the document template.
Reflex say the macro virus
, which they have dubbed "HSFX," is derived from the currently prevalent Ethan virus, but does not actually damage files.