Today’s incomprehensible Windows security warning

, posted: 29-Oct-2009 09:47

Not enough caffeine in bloodstream this morning, and I fat-finger an Excel 2010 formula. Can't see what I've done wrong so click on "Get help with this error." Watch a window pop up with this warning:


Wait. "Microsoft Office" from "Microsoft Corporation" is an add-on that websites can run? Surely not. Being a trusty suicide pilot, I click on the yellow warning to allow said add-on to run and it turns out to be an ActiveX control:


Right, but it doesn't tell me what ActiveX control is being executed, or even why. Pretty useless really, as information goes.

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