KAV 7 and macro protection?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by TopperID, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Anyone know what KAV 7 does about macro protection?

    The office guard of KAV 6 and KAV Pro 5 seems to have gone AWOL in Version 7 and the helpfile just refers to a 'macro tab' in the reports section outlining details of any dangerous macros scanned in office documents; however I cannot even find such a tab (perhaps it only appears when macros are scanned?).

    Has KAV 7 lowered protection in this area, or just reorganised protection?
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    I personally have no idea how is this staying in Kaspersky products but from other products I can say that vendors no longer need to create special document scanners because:

    1. The File system protections (those that scan on-create and on-access) will detect any threat
    2. As far as I know Microsoft Office (editions 2000 , 2002 , 2003 , 2007) as well as other Office-pack softwares have created options enabled by default to have macros disabled . Users must manually enable embedded macros and thus the risk remains low
    3. Macro viruses are very rare nowadays
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Hi topperID,
    im sure i read something about it at the kaspersky forums.
    grnic said office guard was taken out of kaspersky 7 since the pdm was so powerful it was no longer need.
    or somthing like that
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