well, if the exe has a dll file in it that falsely says to use the word icon I think it could work that way.
but I am not sure. the hackers are much smarter than me.
I just know that in over 30 years of working on computers I have only had a virus twice. both times while I was running without anti virus programs for a short time.
I never did put floppies in that I did not know where they came from, I never have opened email attachments that I am not sure about etc.
common sense will keep you from having a problem in 99% of the time.