October 17th, 2001, 07:47 PM
Ok I hope that this doesn't turn into a this product sucks, use this one, or a You shouldnt use Outlook debate... This is just a question that I was wondering if anyone had thought about or run into.
Here is the scenario:
I have ZoneAlarm Pro Loaded
I am using Outlook 2000 as my mail client
I have MS Word 2000 set as my default email editor
I receive an email with a hyperlink
I click on the hyperlink, ZoneAlarm Pro prompts me to let MS Word access the Internet
I click yes and remember this answer
Latter I receive a document as an attachment that is infected with a macro virus mass-mailer (for sake of this question lets assume that the virus is new and my anti-virus definitions will not catch it)
Since I have already told ZoneAlarm to always allow MS Word to access the Internet will it allow the virus/trojan/whatever to access the Internet and send out multiple copies of it self?
Any comments are welcome.