A program is trying to access email addresses you have stored in Outlook

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Whenever I'm in Outlook and I click on "New" to create a new message I get the following error:

A program is trying to access email addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this.  If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose "No".

How do I know if this is being caused by a virus, or something else.  We use TrendMicro antivirus.

Question by:martit01
    LVL 49

    Accepted Solution

    This is because of a security update for your outlook.
    You can use this to do the job for you

    it is not a virus

    Author Comment


    Should I have any concerns with downloading this free utility?  Another peer told me downloading something like that could allow spyware to become a real problem to the network.

    Is their a way to deal with this through Outlook.  Can't I disable this feature instead of having to download a utility?

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    Expert Comment

    The other way is to remove that office security update.. Removing that would make ur outlook less secure.
    I have not heard of any complaints with this free utility ..  

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