McAfee VirusScan

Paul Prescod
Fri Jun 20 07:43:00 GMT 1997

> Actually, aren't the so-called "macro viruses" not really viruses at all?
> It's not an executable that infects your system or you boot sector or
> whatever, it's just a macro that is automatically run when you load MS
> Word and can only manipulate within the confines of Word?  Sound more
> like a bug in MS Word than a virus, which means your statement doesn't
> counter the statement that there are no Windows NT viruses.

The virus can copy itself from file to file and destroy data -- that 
sounds like a virus to me. It isn't an OS virus, but a "Word Virus". It 
lives in Word, propogates through word and destroys Word data (though it
could in fact destroy any data on the computer).

 Paul Prescod

For help on using this list (especially unsubscribing), send a message to
"" with one line of text: "help".

More information about the Cygwin mailing list