Word - "Have a nice day!" virus...
Posted on 1998-11-30
My Word 97 'caught' the "Have a nice day!" (word8_niceday) virus from a document. My virus detection program found the virus and cleaned it from the file. It also cleaned it from normal.dot
The document (which was infected but now clean) now always warns me with a dialog box explaining that the doc contains macros or customisations and whether or not I want to enable or disable the macros. When I click disable the doc become read-only and when I click enable the doc seems fine. This prompt never used to appear with this doc. When I exit Word, there is no longer an annoying "Have a nice day!" greeting. However, although the document is a *.doc it is infact it has changed to a template - when I click File/Save As... I am prompted to input a name for the template. Also, when I check Tools/Macro/Macros there are no macros.
Finally, when I open other docs up no initial macro dialog box and the docs are not templates.
Any ideas about what I can do with this doc - to stop the macro dialog box on opening and to make it a doc & not a template?