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are data files and they can do no damage (noting the macro virus problem in Word and Excel documents mentioned above).
In late 1998, however, IU's Bloomington campus suffered a macro virus attack; the existing antivirus software was powerless.
rtf" extension usually means "rich text format," which is supposed to be a text-only file that is not capable of carrying a Word macro virus.
A single macro virus can pose a significant threat to a college campus, where infection is easily transferred through students sharing even a single floppy disk in a computer lab.
A macro virus infects documents by first attaching itself to the document template.