AutoCAD virus discovered

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AutoCAD virus discovered

The first computer virus that infects AutoCAD, a popular architecture and design tool, has reportedly been discovered by researchers at a Russian antivirus company.

Kaspersky Lab calls ACAD.Star a tiny, “extremely primitive” macro virus that contains many errors that could keep it from proliferating.

San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk recently licensed Microsoft’s macro programming language, Visual Basic – a popular language for virus-writers – for its AutoCAD program, used by architects and engineers to draft buildings, roads, landscapes or furniture.

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