A macro is a type of mini-program included in some applications. Malicious code can be embedded in a macro in a specially crafted document file, allowing it to be executed whenever the macro is run.
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A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
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Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Macros are sets of instructions that can be triggered by a single command (or even by clicking a button in a program's user interface). Macros are usually embedded in applications or documents, and are often used to execute commonly-performed or repetitive tasks that the user would otherwise have to do.
Though macros are extremely useful, they can be exploited and misused to deliver, execute and hide malware, which are thus often referred to as "macro viruses".
While many applications use macros to improve their user-friendliness, macro viruses are most commonly associated with Microsoft Office programs (such as Word, Excel or Access) due to the almost ubiquitous reach of the business productivity suite.
Most macros will only work with a specific version of a specific application, though there are a very few macro viruses that are capable of operating in multiple environments.
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