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Yes a Word doc can contain a virus. Rename the DOCX to zip and you can open it with WinZip or another tool. This will expose all OLE embedded data, however it's possible that the individual files in that Winzip are virus vectors (JPG, etc)


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In short, yes a .docx file can have a malicious payload. This typically comes in the form of a malicious VB script or macro embedded within the document.



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