#1 By: Chris Hoffman, September 11th, 2013 06:41
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/171993/macros-explained-why-microsoft-office-files-can-be-dangerous/
Microsoft Office documents containing built-in macros can be dangerous. Macros are essentially bits of computer code, and historically they’ve been vehicles for malware. Luckily, modern versions of Office contain security features that will protect you from macros.
#2 By: Dale Lacey, September 11th, 2013 18:36
But, if I download a file containing a malicious macro, won't my virus software (eg, Windows Security Essentials) detect a malicious file? If so, why do I need to restrict myself within Office?