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Probably it was Melissa in 1999. It used e-mail application Microsoft Outlook to spread the virus. It smartly used a mass e-mail process where it would access the entries from a first 50 user's address. The virus was sent through e-mails when the user opened the document. The e-mail fooled many users because it bore the name of someone the recipient knew and referred to a document they had allegedly requested.The solution was to make a Normal.dot file password-protected in Microsoft Word and to set the desirable Macro options in Microsoft Word.