October 12, 2021

Is it safe to open a html file just as its code as a word file?

Hi, i know this was stupid and will not repeat. I recieved a html file and knew I shouldn’t open it in a browser, instead I opened it as a word document to look at its coding using Google drive.

I cant read coding but assumed it was a virus and deleted it. I’ve read that as long as I didn’t open it in a browser and just opened it as a word file to look at the code it can’t actually execute what it’s trying to do.

Can I just double check that thats correct as I’m a bit nervous now. I didn’t download the file at any point, just sent it straight from the forwarded email to drive.

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