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By dredd ·
hi,

whenever i open a word document it the computer always prompt me the message enable/disable macro..is this a virus...pls help get rid of this macro..


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by jim_rau In reply to MSWORD disable / enable m ...

I am not familiar with Word2000 in particular but in the Other MSOffice apps whenever you open a file that has a macro (actually VBA script) it brings up this message. It does not mean the file has a virus.

There should be a checkbox in the message that has something like "disable this warning" next to it. Check the box, confirm you want to diasable the macro checking and you will not see the message again.

The other option is to go into the menusbar, tools probably, and find the options for Word2000. One of the tabs will have an option to enable (or disable) macro checking. So you can turn it off and on as needed.

Enjoy!

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by Duong beo In reply to MSWORD disable / enable m ...

Hi,

If the thing happen quite frequently then your computer may have affected macro virus. Usually when the file you open contains macros, the said message appeared. You can switch off this alarm message in Options menu but strongly I advice you let it on. It is very very dangerous if you switch it off as a lot of macro viruses are wandering around. I suggest you first contact the owner of the files, ask whether he or she used macros in the file or not. If you are not sure then choose disable, copy content of the file to a new document, save it. During the time of using the new document, if the file raises an error that it could not find a certain macro, you can take the name into consideration by asking the owner. Opening documents with unknown macros is really risky. DON'T EVER do it. If the file contains auto-macros with bad purpose then you are too late.

Hope this helps,

Duong beo

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by jpereira In reply to MSWORD disable / enable m ...

I just want to re-emphasise answer 2. Do not ever disable that warning. Do not ever answer "enable" unless you are absolutely certain what the macros in the document are.

If you always get that message, even when you create a new document from scratch, save it and then reopen it, I'd say you do have a virus. You can probably get rid of it temporarily by reinstalling Word, but good anti-virus software will be a more effective long term solution.

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by mrval In reply to MSWORD disable / enable m ...

You did not specify which version of MS Word or whether you get the message when you are opening any MS Word files or if you get it all the time (with any new or saved doc) but I do have some recommendations:

1. Exit MS Word and search the hard drive for a file called normal.dot (chances are, you will find two under the MS Office installation directory). Rename these files and run MS Word again. Word will recreate the normal.dot file. If you still get the dialog box, try the next one.

2. Click Tools - Macro in MS Word and look for Macro entries under the 'Macros in' drop down list box. If you dont find any Macro entries, open the file you mentioned and repeat this procedure.

3. Check Tools - Templates and Add-ins (Word 2000). If you have other Global templates and Add-ins, deselect them, exit Word and try again.

4. Do you have MS Word add-ins (ie: Visio, Acrobat etc) - these usually install macros.

5. Check the file itself. Earlier viruses (like the prank virus) converts documents into temp

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