Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action

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I have suddenly starting getting the above message when trying to open an excel file. I have seen other posts and followed the instructions re DDE channel and removing add-ins but this hasn't solved teh problem. Can anyone help

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@Malc59 

 

I just started having the same problem.  The only way I can open an excel file on my computer is to turn of real time scanning in Mcafee every time I open it.  It's a pain in the butt but it works.  I'd like to find a more permanent solution.