Macro Malware

What is Macro Malware?

Macro Malware (also known as Macro Viruses) is malware that are written in the same programming language as Microsoft Office macros. This malware type is typically spread as attachments in phishing emails and when run, begin to infect all files opened with Office .

How to Recognize This Threat: Users can look for macro malware primarily in suspicious email messages as attachments that have Office file extensions.

How to Prevent This Threat: The simplest method to avoid infection by macro malware is to refrain from opening suspicious email attachments. To protect your network further from infection in case a user does become compromised, ensure you have a firewall with an up-to-date security services subscription. Get a FREE Sophos or SonicWall firewall with a 3-year subscription.