How to Stop Macro Viruses in Microsoft Office Documents


Businesses are fighting an ongoing battle with malware creators. Just as anti-virus vendors catch up with the latest threat, attackers create a new threat. Recently there is a large increase in malware that is embedded into a Microsoft Word or Excel documents triggered using a macro. When the document is opened the macro automatically runs which can perform a series of damaging actions. 

Most of these macros download a file from the internet, which contains a virus. That virus can now be used to encrypt your file system or upload your company data to a remote server. 

More advanced malware comes in the form of fileless malware. Where a script file is ran using a process on your computer, which could be used to gain access to your systems. 

ThreatLocker's Application Control stops both fileless and traditional malware threats by RingFencing™ Office Applications. The technology restricts actions performed by Office documents. Even fileless malware is stopped, regardless of whether the user allows Macros to run or not. 

To find out more about ThreatLocker Application Control schedule a free no obligation web demonstration. 

ThreatLocker® Ringfencing™ tilted the scales in our favor, and put an end to macro viruses destroying our data.