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    pps files can they contain viruses ? (1)

    Hi
    I collect PPS files and have hundreds of them and so I started creating this web site http://www.powerpointmadeeasy.com. There are only a few now on the site because a friend of mine told me viruses can be attached to PPS files. First is it true and if yes, then is there a way to make sure the files I store and share are safe. I never had a problem until now but a feedback would be appreciated.
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    Re: pps files can they contain viruses ? (1)

    Your friend may be referring to the Life is Beautiful virus hoax?

    It is possible for PowerPoint files to be infected (see the first and a more recent example) but
    1. <LI>PowerPoint would not be a virus-writer's first choice, because it is relatively uncommon<LI>properly-updated antivirus software would trap any such infections
    Just make sure that all the files have been through virus-checking before putting them on your website.
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    Re: pps files can they contain viruses ? (1)

    Hi Batcher,
    Thanks for your feedback, I feel better now and will follow your advice.
    Pit1

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