Microsoft KB Archive/174226

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Article ID: 174226

Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174226


If you use the Quit method in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Sub procedure, you may twice receive the following error message:

Application-defined or object-defined error.


This problem occurs if both of the following conditions are true:

  • You are using the Quit method in a procedure. -and-

  • The Microsoft Excel Virus Search add-in is installed.


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To work around this problem, use the SendKeys method. For example, the following code does not generate the error when the Microsoft Excel Virus Search add-in is installed:

   Sub Quit_NoError()

      Application.SendKeys "~~"

   End Sub


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


The Microsoft Excel Virus Search add-in is used to remove the Laroux virus from your computer. If you are using Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, you must use version 2.0 of the Virus Search add-in. For earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, use version 1.2 of the Virus Search add-in. The add-in removes the Laroux macro "concept" virus from your computer and Microsoft Excel files.

For more information about macro viruses in Microsoft Excel, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

154131 Q&A about Excel Macro/Laroux Macro Virus

150990 How to Use the Virus Search Add-in for Microsoft Excel (WE1280)


For more information about the Quit method, click the Office Assistant in the Visual Basic Editor, type quit, click Search, and then click to view "Quit Method."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

Additional query words: XL97 xlscan97.xla laroo

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