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Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 04:01:39 CDT
> I cannot answer to other vendors, just Symantec and McAfee.
> I can also
> attest doing this with Office 95, 97 and 2k (pro).
I wouldn't expect a scanner to try on Office 97 or later, since
the encryption can't be broken so quickly. On earlier versions,
however, it's trivial.
There may be vendors have dropped this feature due to the
takeup of more recent Office versions, concern about processing
time, and/or concerns about 'privacy' (though how an automated
scan for viruses can breach privacy is not immediately clear to
> I should have qualified my comments to the list with "tested
> on NAV and
> McAfee only" or something to that effect.
It's no big deal: just a point of information, and probably
becoming decreasingly true....
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