virus on word document

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  1. cody85 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to attach a paper that i have just written and then email it to myself. I signed onto my gmail and tried to send it and it said my attachment has a virus. How is that possible if i just wrote it??
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Did GMail tell you that it could have a virus or it definitely did? It is possible I guess for you to create a macro-virus-laden new document if your templates, normal.dot, etc, are infected with it.

    It seems like recently there have been more than a few posts about macro viruses. I thought they were pretty much dead for the past six or seven years.... Are they back? :(
     
  3. cody85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah they told me it had a virus, and i tried to send it from a different emial address and it did the same thing
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I, too, have had some problems sending Word docs from my Powerbook to my school XP machine via email. My ISP is seeing it as corrupted. :confused:
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe the recent MS Office update came with a virus? Wouldn't surprise me. Do you have any virus software that you can run on the file? CalmXav (http://www.clamxav.com/) is free AV software that you can install and check the file.

    If you do find a virus let us know the name of it for reference sake.
     
  6. marki macrumors newbie

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    i am also having a problem sending word/excel attachments via my email.

    i think i have a macro virus.

    i started getting error messages every time i opened a word document which asked me if i wanted to enable or disable macros. this also happened with some of my excel files too.

    i un-installed office and then re-installed it. i also dl'd the current updates for office and installed them onto my computer.

    after doing all that it stopped asking about the macro's and now a different error pops up 'word could not fire event'

    can anyone help me.. i have called Microsoft and Mac on numerous occasions and everything they have said to do hasn't help.

    thanks
     
  7. marki macrumors newbie

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    also.. after i save my word documents now.. the actual word program closes down on its own.
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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  9. iSaint macrumors 603

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    There were three java type files that were classified as viruses. I forgot to take a screenshot. I'm scanning again.
     
  10. marki macrumors newbie

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    now every time i type something into a cell on excel

    a new error comes up 'cant find project or library'

    can anyone explain what is going on & how to fix my problems..

    thanks
     
  11. Cadence macrumors member

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    same problem encountered here. Suddenly cannot send my word docs via gmail due to a virus. It asks me to enable or disable the macros when I open the files, which it never did prior. Were any of you able to find this virus or find a fix?
     
  12. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Hmm does indeed sound like a macro virus, then. Could you try saving as rtf or some non-Office type document and see if that allows you to send it? I can't think of anything else for now. Good luck.
     

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