PowerPoint 2007 error opening hyperlink "hyperlinks can be harmful to your computer"

I have a user who is getting this error when trying to open hyperlink in PowerPoint  2007

Opening "path/filename".  (there are no quotes around the filename)
Hyperlinks can be harmful to your computer and data. To protect your computer, click only those hyperlinks from trusted sources. Do you want to continue?

I have followed the instructions referenced in:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/925757

this did not fix the problem.  Examining the message it appears that be HLINK.dll file is creating the problem.  As noted from the KB I referenced above. I can find no reliable information on how to repair it or stop the message.  Editing the registry for the set flags variable did not help either.

Does anyone have any new information on this issue that can help me resolve this problem thank you..
chris_ntAsked:
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JSRWilsonCommented:
I'm not convinced the info about quotation marks is correct. I never see them.

One strange quirk is the fix doesn't seem to work until you save the file so if you didn't do that it is worth trying.
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chris_ntAuthor Commented:
I did add the hyperlink then saved the file, closed and reopened power point. the issue still persists
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chris_ntAuthor Commented:
ok, I did try this on another pc which I was duplicating the problem on and after I saved that file, the hyperlink did not throw  the error, I will test the problem child again and see what happens
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chris_ntAuthor Commented:
still no joy, I installed powerpoint 2010, same result. I am still downloading powerpoint 2013. so the quest continues.
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chris_ntAuthor Commented:
Ok, for anyone else having this problem. the real fix is not to use a hyperlink at all, here is what I did.

Basic Steps
 1.Select text or object
 2.On “Insert” ribbbon click on “Action”
3.Click on “Run  Program”
4.Instead of browsing to a file, add the command line **note – if path contains a space be sure to use double quotes around each section of the command
    For example:  "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" "C:\Users\Ralph\Documents\BUsiness 66 Long15thEdition Ppts\My Slides\Customer_Feedback.flv”
6.**  Use the full path to the files, but can also use relative paths as well.

This quest has ended, on to the next.
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chris_ntAuthor Commented:
solved the issue myself
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