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Windows 7: System Randomly Tries To Open Outlook (or Default Mail)

12 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
System Randomly Tries To Open Outlook (or Default Mail)

This has just started to happen (over the last week)...

After I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate, alot of the time I was on the Internet, a box appeared saying that it couldn't open the default mail client. After I installed Office 2010 CTP Beta, instead of getting the box saying that it couldn't open the default mail client, instances of Outlook started. At one point, I had in the neighborhood of 25 instances of Outlook open.

I thought it was something to do while being on the Internet, but it happens abritrarily, even when I'm not on the Internet.

I'm at a loss and it's driving me crazy. Anyone have a clue as to what would cause this?

I'm up to date on all patches and I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials. A full scan of the pc using MSE doesn't return any viruses or malware.

Thanks in advance.


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12 Sep 2009   #2


Hi Jeff, welcome to the forums.

You may need to reset your browser configuration Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab -> Restore advanced settings (or 'Reset')

You may have an addon which is trying to access Outlook. Also, try uninstalling Office 2010 TP, then re-installing and see if that has any effect.

Hope this helps

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