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Chapter 23. Office 2003 Security Environ... > Disabling Visual Basic for Applicati...

Disabling Visual Basic for Applications

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) was at one time considered a security risk because of its ability to run macros attached to files or e-mail messages. The risk, however, is not with VBA itself—it is with the problems caused when VBA is intentionally used by attackers to disrupt or sabotage work.

Visual Basic for Applications is now an installable feature of Microsoft Office 2003. It can be left out of an installation by changing its installation state.


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