Monster.com says my attached file has a virus?

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  1. RichP macrumors 68000

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    I submitted my resume on monster.com today, and I received an email from them stating the attached file (a word document created in Office 2004) has a virus in it.

    I did some searching, and found out about macro viruses in office files. I opened the file and looked to see if there were any macros that looked out of place, and there were no macros at all for the file I sent them (showing all macros revealed only a few basic ones created by me)

    Any suggestions? Is that the way to search for a macro virus?

    edit: I also moved the file over to my windows partition in bootcamp, and ran Norton on it, and it came back clean.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    It could be that the mere existence of macros triggered Monster's filters. Just out of curiosity, why would any macros be necessary in a resume' created in Word?
     
  3. RichP thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There are no macros on the resume file.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Any reason you don't just want to print to PDF and submit that?

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  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    Oh. Your OP gave me the impression that the only macros were ones created by you. Sounded like you had embedded some in the file you submitted.

    I guess those were not part of that file, then, right?
     
  6. RichP thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It only accepts Word files.

    Correct. There were no embedded Macros in the document in question. In addition, there are no "unauthorized" Macros in my installation of Word (as far as I can tell)

    Eh, I have no idea, although oddly the document, formatted correctly, appears on their site. Guess it doesnt really matter.
     

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