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Aug 13, 2001 12:00 AM
To combat user concerns about PDF viruses, Enfocus Software (San Mateo, CA) has posted complete PDF virus protection information and a free Enfocus PitStop Action List designed to automatically remove all attached files from a PDF document.
Available immediately, PDF users may access the information and PitStop Action List at www.enfocus.com/support/knowledgeBase/kb047.htm.
While PDF is reportedly exceedingly safe against viruses, Adobe Acrobat does allow attachments to PDFs, therefore potentially allowing a virus to be transmitted via an attachment to a PDF. According to Enfocus, current users of its key products, Enfocus PitStop Professional, PitStop Server and Certify PDF, already have the ability to remove annotations or attached files in the preflighting process by simply setting custom preflight profiles to "Remove and Log Annotations" in the Varia tab.