What is a Macro?

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A macro virus is a type of computer virus that is encoded as a macro embedded in a document. Many applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, support powerful macro languages. These applications allow you to embed a macro in a document, and have the macro execute each time the document is opened.

According to some estimates, 75% of all viruses today are macro viruses. Once a macro virus gets onto your machine, it can embed itself in all future documents you create with the application.

Antivirus programs such as GMS Anti-Virus can protect your system against macro viruses. Although new macro viruses are always being created Gordano’s patent pending virus definition update mechanisms will help ensure that your anti-virus scanner is kept completely up to date.

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