Beta Virus For Office 2000 Discovered

It appears that a a European anti-virus company has said to have discovered a virus targeting the new office suite. Here is the scoop from Maximum PC:

Called the W2000M/PSD virus, Panda Software said the new virus can lower the macro protection in Word 2000 by hacking the registry. The new virus then covers up text with colorful geometric shapes. Microsoft officials described the discovery as a non-issue because a person would still have to ignore or turn off macro virus protection for it to work.

Officials also point out that the product hasn't even been released yet. Office 2000 has been in beta release and isn't scheduled to be shipped until the second quarter.


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