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AVG finds macros...

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by abbyk, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. abbyk

    abbyk Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone

    After just doing a complete scan with all options on, heuristic analysis etc, AVG came up with no viruses, but checking the log it found a bunch of word documents which "contains macros" or "found some macros".
    Here's a couple of lines:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE\Web Page Templates\CONTENT\Form - Feedback.doc Found some macros
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\Letters & Faxes\Contemporary Fax.dot Contains macros

    My question is - are these macro viruses or is it just saying that it found macros in the documents which may or may not be harmful ?

    If anyone can clairify the matter i'd be obliged:)

    abbyk
     
  2. IMM

    IMM Malware Specialist

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    I wouldn't sweat it unless AVG figures that they are malicious (I'm not an AVG user).
    A lot of templates include things such as automatic date macros.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    AVG has a setting to include macros in the log reports.

    It will report all macros and it's up to you to decide whether they are good or bad

    As IMM says most word templates contain macros and are perfectly innocent. But be aware that word docs received by email or downloaded from web pages MIGHT contain dangerous macros or macro viruses

    AVG normally flags them as viral though not just reports them as a macro
     
  4. abbyk

    abbyk Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys(y)

    Its pretty clear to me now
    I believe I have previously seen AVG report a macro as a virus, but without that red flag i'll rest easy:)

    abbyk
     
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