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macro

(mak′rō)
A set of instructions that invokes the computer to run a command or an action, e.g., pressing “Ctrl” + “i” to add italics to selected text.

macro,

pref a prefix meaning excessively large or big.
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It is important to realize that the Macro virus protection feature cannot actually detect a virus - only the presence of a macro in the document.
Trojan, the Armagidon Word macro virus and the Wscript/Kak worm.
An Excel spreadsheet macro virus (called Laroux) is among the latest to be detected in-the-wild (as antivirus researchers say when they find reports of a virus infection incident in the real world).
Symantec Corp has added new automated macro virus analysis and repair technology, jointly developed by the company and IBM, to the Scan and Deliver component of its anti-virus system, Norton AntiVirus.
The product also adds several other features to enhance security management, such as boot sector protection to eliminate virus infections there, a macro virus scanner and a boot-up password that prevents unauthorised access to client PCs.