MS office XP


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Does anybody know how to disable the "antivirus" on office XP.Using outlook and cant down load any .exe files and various other as they MAY contain a virus.But my AV software will pick that up.


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Don't know if you've tried this ,

go to tools in outlook>options>security and make sure the

" Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could be a potential virus "

is unchecked

Hope this helps



I found this somewhere but haven't tried it out:

How to disable Outlook XP from blocking attachments with .exe file extensions

Run Regedit, and go to this key:


Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.

For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:


would unblock Microsoft Access files and Internet shortcuts.


I just added my above posted tweak...and it works :p

I added "com;exe;bat;hlp;inf;msi;pif;reg;url;vbs", of course without the quotes. I figured this would be enough. If I have to, I'll add more.

I only had one small problem when I first rebooted my system, non of my programs would load in the system tray. Not one icon even showed up. When I placed my mouse cursor in the taskbar I would see the Hourglass, not the arrow. After rebooting my system a second time, giving it the three-finger-salute and choosing reboot, everything worked just fine. STRANGE!!!

I emailed myself an exe and bat file. When I clicked on the attachment, exe or bat, I only have the option to save the file to disk, I cannot open it from within the email. That works for me.

I'm running Norton SystemWorks 2002 so I should be safe.


I forgot to add this little tip: :D

If you are running ZoneAlarm Pro 3, you can do one of two things. 1) Turn off the "MailSafe Settings" under "Email Protection". 2) Leave "Email Protection" ON, go to "Attachments" under "Email Protection" and pick which file extensions you want to "Quarantine" or "Allow" to go thru. You need to allow "com, exe, bat, etc...", whatever you put into the registry string.


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Thanx for all your help . I still have outlook 2000 onboard but if i need to reformat for any reason i will know what to do . Is Outlook XP any more beneficial that 2000.


I bought the Office XP Standard Upgrade. I went from Office 2000 to XP.
Outlook 2002 pretty much looks the same. The Rules Wizard is different. All the attachments that are sent to you now show-up under the Subject Line. There are other feature, which I am still learning, like testing your account settings.

I haven't used it long enough to tell you to switch over to it, I just now I like it.

I did have a problem at first with setting up the Rules Wizard and using the Find button. I answered a wrong question somewhere and it took a little work for me to get it working. Outlook 2002 new I was using the Outlook 2000's Rules Wizard before and after the Office XP upgrade, I was unable to Get Outlook 2002's Rules Wizard or Find to work. Like I said, I picked the wrong option somewhere and screwed things up. Now everything is working correctly. I think the fix was to remove the Rules Wizard and Find buttons from the toolbar and then re-add them. I was trying everything.

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