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Why would MS WORD want to access the internet?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by starchild, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. starchild

    starchild Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2002
    I had Zone Alarm in for several months, took it out (to see if it was interfereing with using WMP for streaming audio) and a few weeks later put back in again.

    Today, I copied something from a website and opened WORD 2000 to save it, and a ZA alert came up saying MS WORD would like to access the internet, and YES- NO (and a box to check to save the answer from now on).

    I checked NO and Word opened the way it always does.

    Word is a program in my computer, I was saving something in a file on. What would it want to access the internet for? Does it put cookies on when it's opened with the computer connected to the internet?

    I save posts from websites a lot, and don't remember seeing this before.

    I might have and just checked YES out of habit, because I thought it was required. Maybe when I had ZA in before I had checked YES and to save the answer, so didn't see it again?

    ~ Carrie
  2. Nok1


    Feb 15, 2004
    If you're concerned post that this is something harmfull, proceed to post a HJT log. Download HijackThis from here. Make a new folder for the program and then open it, click Scan. When it finishes scanning, do no remove anything but instead save the log and post it here.
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