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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    lodore
     
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