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Macro-based malware: A new way to fight it

Macro malware

Malware-infected Microsoft Office macros have been around for close to three decades. These exploits involve inserting code into a seemingly innocuous Word or Excel macro, which is then downloaded by an unsuspecting user by clicking on a phishing lure or just a simple misdirected email attachment. That link above will take you to a more detailed explanation of how they work and why they have been so hard to stop.

Source:: Avast