Disable Macro execution

  • 31 July 2019
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Office Macros can be beneficial to some work environments, however in most cases they are not necessary to have enabled and are only a security risk. Some ransomware may attempt to utilize macro scripts within documents as a vector for a malicious payload delivery.

Macro example:

To enable this policy setting, Run gpedit.msc and navigate to the following setting:

User configuration > Administrative templates > Microsoft Word 2016 > Word options > Security > Trust Center.
Double-click on Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet setting and Enable it.

Office 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee857085.aspx

Note: If there is not a policy controller available, as an alternative you can disable macros without notification manually:

The information presented in this article has been taken from the Malware Prevention Guide.

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