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MS Office security pop-up, calling taskmgr.exe an Excel add-on.

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I was editing a very simple Excel spreadsheet and this message popped up. Since when is task manager an Excel Add-on?

I can't say for certain that task manager was running (minimized) at the time, but it's entirely possible. All I know for sure is that after I got the pop-up, task manager was not running.

What's going on?


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Question by:Missus Miss_Sellaneus
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by:SiddharthRout
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Check your Add-Ins that are installed. Uncheck all of them and one by one enable them till the time you get an error. Tell us what happens if you do that.

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Sid, I just tried to delete the question, but you were too speedy!

Apparently, I inadvertently dragged my taskmgr shortcut to the spreadsheet, causing the pop-up.

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Glad it is solved :)

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Solved it myself.
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