Users of Access should be aware of a new macro virus, called "AccessIV,"
which can corrupt information in databases created in Access 2.0, Access 95, and Access
97. Though no users to date have reported problems with the virus, and the risk of
transmission is relatively low because databases are not typically circulated around the
Internet, there are steps you can take to ensure the protection of your Access databases.
These include using security measures already built into Access, as well as a new
virus-scanner from Microsoft currently in development. Learn the details of the AccessIV
virus,and the resources available to protect your databases, at the following Web sites.
Microsoft Access Virus
Download the Free Access IV
Virus Scanner from FMS Inc.