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MSWord Macro Viruses Could Run Fine

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on January 28, 2005 11:41 AM
Windows Operating System viruses ought to have trouble running on imperfectly emulated environments. But Macro Viruses for MSWord, MSExcel, etc. have a reasonable chance of running just fine on Genuine MSOffice running on a Windows Emulator. (They probably won't run reliably on OpenOffice etc.) You can probably prevent this by using appropriate file permissions for the MSOffice installation (owned by somebody else, read/execute-only permissions), but that may not be the naive way to install it under WINE.

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