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MBAE is blocking Excel 2010 from running (but not Word), even when all addons are disabled.

PC has Visual Studio 2010, MS Security Essentials and MBAM.

 

Any thoughts on what I should be looking for?

 

Cheers
Rob

 

mbae-default.log

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I'm going to send you a version with more advanced logging to see what the problem is. Please check your PMs.

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Btw does this happening by simply opening Excel or by double-clicking on an .XLSX file?

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Btw does this happening by simply opening Excel or by double-clicking on an .XLSX file?

Sorry, been distracted ....

 

It occurs when starting excel from taskbar or start menu.

Interestingly, when starting from a document I get the attached pop up

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Cheers

Rob

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I am also having this problem.  Excel 2010 was working fine today until I turned off protected view.  Now every time I try to open it I get the "Exploit Attempt Blocked!" box.  I have been opening Excel from the Office folder on the C: drive as recently when I attempt to open Excel files any other way I just get a Windows Installer box.

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I have no issue running Excel over here with MBAE running.  No exclusions set in MBAE, default Microsoft Office 2010 Professional x64 install.

 

See pic

 

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It was running fine for me as well.  Just started blocking it about twenty minutes ago.  I am thinking it might be a problem on my end as now Excel will not open at all even with Anti-Exploit disabled.

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Hi John

 

Mine is the same version number as your office but 32 bit. no exclusions, all addins turned off and running Excel in normal or safe mode.

Lot's of other MS software on the PC though, so it might be something outside of excel.  Eg Visual Studio 2010 (with tools for Office and macro tools)

 

cheers

Rob

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Might be the Macros for Office.  I think I have VS 2010, I know I have VS 2013 - I can try installing either one and seeing if that makes a difference, but it will be a couple of hours before I can readily do so, if you do not mind waiting.

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No rush here. Actually I might uninstall the tools for office and macros and see what happens.

Cheers

Rob

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No rush here. Actually I might uninstall the tools for office and macros and see what happens.

Cheers

Rob

No difference after uninstalling both VS Macro Tools and VS Tools for Office.

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So it might be the VS itself - or it might be that the Excel executable is somehow (partially) compromised.

 

I wonder if you can download and install the Office SP2 file and see if it fixes the issue, as it should patch / replace your Office Excel (and other Office files) to the latest SP2 version....

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Thanks for the logs guys. I think we found the problem. I'll send you a test version soon to verify the fix.

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So it might be the VS itself - or it might be that the Excel executable is somehow (partially) compromised.

 

I wonder if you can download and install the Office SP2 file and see if it fixes the issue, as it should patch / replace your Office Excel (and other Office files) to the latest SP2 version....

I think it is already SP2 - 14.0.7113.5005 (I think 7015 was the start of the SP2 build numbers).

Hopefully the fix will do just that :)

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If possible please don't update Office or Excel until we can test the MBAE fix.

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I think it is already SP2 - 14.0.7113.5005 (I think 7015 was the start of the SP2 build numbers).

Hopefully the fix will do just that :)

 

Just here to mention the following: If you click the hyperlink shown in my screen shot for MSO 2010, it will open a dialog window showing your SP number.

Cheers,

daledoc1

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But that info does not verify on the spot to make sure that all relevant .DLLs, executables, etc. are actually at the correct version.  I've seen it more than once where a single file gets reverted by a badly programmed third party app and the main application never really pays attention to the fact that it is using an older version of a relevant .DLL.

 

But since Pedro is onto something now, and he specifically said do not try updating again, it's a moot point.

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True' dat.

As I mentioned I was only showing the OP how to look up the SP for MSO 2010 that it's "supposed to be".

Nothing more, nothing less. :)

And certainly nothing about the MBAE <--> Excel issue.

 

Cheers,

 

daledoc1

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lol oops.  I thought you were talking to me.  With your quotation of the OP right in front of me.

 

Sigh.  I need sleep.

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Solved in the next MBAE version. I'm leaving the thread unlocked in case more cases show up before we release the next version.

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