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Office 2010 Deletes Malware

I wasn't aware that Office files were magnets for malware, but apparently the problem is big enough for Microsoft to build new protections into Office 2010.

Office 2010 will examine each file from an external source to see if it can be trusted. Sketchy files are automatically sandboxed so they can't do any damage. The user has to purposely retrieve the file from the sandbox in order to work with it. This sounds like a hassle, but a network infiltrated by malware is far worse.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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