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Microsoft Office Macro Virus – A Serious Threat!

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Office Macro Virus

You check your email, download a harmless looking Word document attachment, open it – and next thing you know, your computer has been infected with dangerous malware. It starts spreading to other documents. Maybe it steals your address book and attacks your friends. Or maybe it encrypts your files and demands a ransom to give them back. What happened? You were attacked by a macro virus (a.k.a. macro malware).

Let’s take a closer look at macro viruses – and how you can stay safe from them.

To begin with, what’s a macro? It’s a small program that runs within a bigger program to automate a task on a user’s behalf – typically a complex or time-consuming task that would be annoying to perform manually, or hard to perform accurately and consistently.

Macros are...

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