Can I open an old Excel spreadheet that's password protected?

Posted on 2013-01-10
Last Modified: 2013-01-10
I have a client with an old Excel spreadsheet that is password protected. They have forgotten the password and are unable to open it.
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I received an McAfee trojan error when trying the Free-Word-Excel-password-recovery...

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AdrienneSperber earned 500 total points
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download openoffice from the link it's exactly like Microsoft Office but free

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I installed OpenOffice and the buttons on the spreadsheet appear to be in developer or edit mode. They have green boxes around them and do not execute. How can I execute and edit macro code? Thanks!

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Now my computer has 44 viruses that SpyBot can't fix. It says it can't create a c:\windows\winit.ini file. It also says that I don't have administrative access. I'm the only one ever using this computer. Microsoft in it's infinite wisdom, has made things difficult again. I tried running as administrator from the command prompt with no success.

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