Network Associates warns of spreadsheet virus

Network Associates Inc. on Wednesday warned users or Microsoft Excel 95 and Excel 97 spreadsheet software that a new virus has been discovered that can harm the spreadsheets.

The "XM/Compat" virus can result in permanent changes to data stored in the spreadsheets, company officials said. Users of the company's anti-virus software for spreadsheets are being advised to upgrade to a new version posted on the Network Associates site.