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[SEAOC] Beware! Excel Virus

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New Virus Targets Excel Spreadsheets

A macro virus that infects Microsoft Excel versions 5 and 6 operating on Windows 3.x, NT, and 95 platforms has recently been discovered. Called ExcelMacro.Laroux, it behaves much like the now-common Word macro virus, Word.Concept. The new virus, ExcelMacro.Laroux, can travel with e-mail attachments (if Excel spreadsheets are attached to e-mail), over networks, or any other way that Excel spreadsheets travel. Like Concept, the Laroux virus does not intentionally cause damage to the systems it infects; however, it may cause unintentional damage in a small percentage of machines infected.