Solved

Office97 Word Spell Check/Macro Virus

Posted on 1997-12-07
6
436 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
HISTORY:  I received a Macro Bomb and it took out ALL MS shortcuts, Even msDos prompt and Explorer from the Start Menu.  Anything I had that was MS,  Pub, Money, etc all were affected.  I reinstalled them all to restore as well as disabled Java/Active X ( I run OSR2 + IE3.02) then Purchased AnyWhere Anti Virus and Password protected my Macro's as suggested in the MS Knowledge Base.  I have the Office SR1 patch as well as all that are currently available from MS site as of 12/5/97.
0
Comment
Question by:cvpi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sgeiger
ID: 1605574
When you say it will randomly stop reporting errors I assume that you mean the spell checker will not catch incorrect spellings?  You also mention "shutting it off", shutting what off?  The spellchecker or the auto-spell check feature?  As for the macros I only show 3 on my copy.  The location of the macros should all be under the macros directory: C:\PROGRAM FILES\MS OFFICE\OFFICE\MACROS.  The 3 that I have are as follows:

convert8.wiz
support8.dot
macros8.dot

Scott
0
 

Author Comment

by:cvpi
ID: 1605575
Scott: It will not catch incorrect spelling.  correct.
 "shut it off"=miss incorrect spellings BUT say all is OK by reporting it is finished. OR stop underlining in red when I type.

I have:
Convert8.dot   235KB   11/17/96
Macros8.bak   572KB   11/17/96
Macros8.dot    500KB   7/23/97
Mscreate.dir    0KB       10/16/97
Support8.bak  173KB   11/17/96
Support8.dot   273KB   7/23/97

Russ
0
 

Author Comment

by:cvpi
ID: 1605576
ERROR on The first FILE  sorry... it is: (wiz extension not dot)

convert.wiz   235KB  11/17/96
0
Increase your protection from Zero Day threats!

Running two Antivirus' is never a good idea.
Taking advantage of Multiple Security layers on the other hand can often save your hide.
See which top notch security software brands have been proven to happily coexist together.
Reduce your chances of becoming a statistic.

 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
sgeiger earned 200 total points
ID: 1605577
Hmmm... that .BAK file makes me wonder...  Ok I just took a look at mine (and I also have the patch).  My macros8.dot file is the 572KB file.  I would suggest that you rename the macros8.dot to macros8.bad and then rename the macros8.bak to macros8.dot.  It looks like the current macros8 file may be corrupt.  Hopefully this should take care of the problems.

Scott
0
 

Author Comment

by:cvpi
ID: 1605578
Scott,  I will do so and run a few tests...I opened a letter made with the old file and put an error in it and ran spellcheck..its responce was that I had finished checking with no errors.  I then quickly typed a new one of aproximately 5 words and it did catch the errors in the new one.  I will experiment in the next few days with old/new letters etc. and let you know.Thank you,  Russ
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sgeiger
ID: 1605579
I also wonder about the other file that has a .BAK - support8.  I would also say that if you are still having other problems, make all the files with the 11/17/96 date be the active files.  These are the ones that I have and am using with no problems (other than the usual MS problems that is).  I would almost wonder if you still have a piece of the macro virus still in those files.  And I would bet that it is in the support file since the new one is larger, but that is just a theory.

Scott
0

Featured Post

SendBlaster Pro 4 - Bulk Email Sending Software

SendBlaster 4 Pro - Best Bulk Emailing Sending Software
Automatic Subscribe / Unsubscribe Processing
Great for Newsletters & Mass Mailings
Optional HTML & Text Composition
Integration with Google Features
Built in Spam Score Checking
Free Professional Templates - Feature Packed!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question