Here's how you can protect yourself from the Microsoft Word security problem:
- If you receive a Word document by e-mail, don't open it for 6-8 hours. That will help antivirus programs keep up.
- Update your antivirus program constantly and scan all Word documents before opening.
- Run an alternative word-processor like OpenOffice.
- Use alternative file formats like PDF. OpenOffice includes a free PDF maker.
- Run your computer on a limited-access account whenever possible.