AVG finds macros...

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abbyk

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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
 

IMM

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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.
 

dvk01

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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
 

abbyk

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Thanks guys(y)

Its pretty clear to me now
Originally posted by dvk01:

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