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19-10-2001, 09:28 AM
I have been using StarOffice 5.2 for the past year for wordprocessing, email and spreadsheets. Part of my reasoning for using StarOffice was that I figured most viruses are designed to attack the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel etc.) and that by using StarOffice I could avoid viruses without having to splash out on virus protection software. I haven't had any problems so far, but am I right in thinking using StarOffice will protect me from viruses?

19-10-2001, 09:38 AM
Hello MM,

Very quick and certain answer, NO

Alan

19-10-2001, 11:22 AM
The macro language in the current version of StarOffice is somewhat more primitive than the Microsoft equivalent, but that looks set to change in the next version.