Term:Macro Virus

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NIST IR 7298

Macro Virus - A virus that attaches itself to documents and uses the macro programming capabilities of the document's application to execute and propagate. SOURCE: SP 800-61

NIST SP 800-28v2

Macro Virus - A specific type of computer virus that is encoded as a macro embedded in some document and activated when the document is handled.

NIST SP 800-46

Macro Virus - A type of computer virus that is encoded as a macro embedded in a document and executes when the document is opened. Many desktop applications, such as word processors and spreadsheets, support powerful macro languages and are thus susceptible to this type of virus. See also Computer Virus.

NIST SP 800-61r1

Macro Virus - A virus that attaches itself to documents and uses the macro programming capabilities of the document's application to execute and propagate.

NIST SP 800-61

Macro Virus - A virus that attaches itself to documents and uses the macro programming capabilities of the document's application to execute and propagate.

NIST SP 800-83

Macro Virus - A virus that attaches itself to application documents, such as word processing files and spreadsheets, and uses the application's macro programming language to execute and propagate.