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Why are macros dangerous?

Macros can some­times be useful, but are fre­quently abused to install mal­ware.

Macros, some­times also called actions or scripts, are small pro­grams embedded into doc­u­ments. These can be used to auto­mate cer­tain steps in a process, for instance filling in the fields of a form. If used cor­rectly, they can be quite useful.

Unfor­tu­nately, macros also fre­quently con­tain mali­cious code, which for instance down­loads mal­ware and sub­se­quently installs it on your com­puter. Since macros are rarely used in a pri­vate set­ting, we would gen­er­ally advise never to acti­vate them.

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