How to Block Malicious Excel Attachments in Your Outlook Emails

Now the malicious Excel files can also invade your computer through the form of outlook attachment. Thus, today we have the method to prevent accidents happen from those malicious Excel attachments.

The features in Excel have become more and more powerful. As a result, in our work, it is hard to imagine that we can finish tasks without it. Besides, many Excel files will store out important data and information. Therefore, the malicious hackers will always seek to damage the Excel files. And the attachment in Outlook emails has become one of the attack methods. Sometimes, if you accidentally download a suspicious Excel file from an Email, your computer are likely to corrupt. So in this article, we will discuss the settings to protect your Excel files.

Avoid the Malicious Excel File Attachments

Here are the steps to protect your computer.

  1. Open any of an Excel file in your computer.
  2. Click the button “File” on the ribbon.
  3. Click the button “Options”.Click File and Options
  4. In the new window, click the button “Trust Center”.
  5. And then click the button “Trust Center Settings” on the right.Trust Center Settings
  6. And now you will see a new window. Click the button “Protected View”.
  7. Check the option “Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments”.Check the Protect Option
  8. Now click “OK”. Thus, you have finished all the settings.

After all the settings, now if you double click to open the attachment in an email, the file is in the “Protected View”. And you will see a warning bar in the interface of the Excel.Protected View

If you trust the sender of this email, you can click the button “Enable Editing” and edit the file. So this setting can protect your computer in an effective way. On the other hand, if you find it a little tedious, you can also choose to uncheck the previous option. And this time, if you double click to open the file, there will be no warning bar. And the file will be in the “Read Only” mode.Read Only

Recover your Damaged Excel Files can be a Hard Task

Even if the Excel files have some settings to prevent some potential danger, it still has the chance to corrupt. Besides, due to the importance of Excel in companies, it has long been the hot target of virus and malware. As a result, you will sometimes meet with Excel file corruption. To avoid more data loss, you should try to recover your Excel files as soon as you can. And you can use our software to fix Excel files. With its perfect algorithm, it is capable of getting back almost all the lost data.

Author Introduction:

Anna Ma is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including word recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit

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