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OL2000: VBS File Attachment Runs Without Saving to Disk

Article ID: 249779

Article Last Modified on 11/5/2003


  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249779


When you receive a Microsoft Visual Basic run-time (.vbs) file attachment in an e-mail message and double-click the attachment icon, Outlook does not save the file to your hard disk before running it.

Due to new types of viruses, these files should be saved to the hard disk first so your anti-virus software can scan them before you run the file. If the file is not saved to your hard disk first, there is no way for the anti-virus software to scan it.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: OL2K

Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB249779