How to Disable Microsoft Word Security Notice Pop-up

Wondering how to disable Microsoft Word security notice pop-up in Windows?

For the protection of online content, Microsoft Word utilizes advanced algorithms and features. Any time you copy online content that contains links on Microsoft Word, a security warning pops up. The notice is intended by Microsoft to alert users about the content (like hyperlinks) that could share data with external sites.

Receiving this pop-up every time you paste content can be both annoying and distracting, especially when you are working on your important tasks. This feature also broke many macros/ automated tasks executed by individuals or companies, which caused a lot of problems.

In this guide, we will walk you through several methods of disabling the Microsoft Word security notice pop-up. All the methods are easy to execute, and should not take much of your time.

Let’s get started!

1. Update the MS Office.

One of the most common causes behind the Microsoft Word security notice pop-up is a bug in the office installation. 

The easiest way to resolve this issue is to update Microsoft Office to its latest build. Updates not just contain new features but are also packed with bug fixes, which is why doing so will hopefully fix the issue in no time. 

Here is how you can do that:

  1. Launch any Office application (for instance, Microsoft Word) and create a new document. 
  2. Select File from the ribbon menu and then click on Account in the next window.
  1. In the right pane, click on Update options and then select Update now

Once the installation process is complete, relaunch Microsoft Word to see if the issue is resolved.

2. Try Using CleanMyPC.

The methods in this guide may not work if your operating system contains corruption errors.

In general, corruption issues result from junk files in your system, so if you haven’t cleaned them up in a while, now is the time. We recently tested some of the best cleaners in the market and found CleanMyPC to be the best. 

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It includes a comprehensive list of tools for system maintenance that can do a great deal more than just remove junk files. These tools include (but are not limited to) Multi-Uninstaller, Registry Cleaner, and a Speed Booster. All that you need to do is install CleanMyPC and run a scan using it. If any issues are identified, it will take care of them with little to no user input.

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3. Downgrade Office Installation.

If your screen started displaying the pop-up after you upgraded your Office installation, then there is a chance the latest update is infected with bugs or corruption errors.

There are two ways to resolve the issue; install the new latest update or downgrade to a previous version. If installing a new update is not an option for you, then downgrading should resolve the issue. 

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Type Task Manager in the search bar and click on Open.
  2. In the Task Manager window, close all Microsoft Office applications. 
  3. Once done, type cmd in the search area of the taskbar and click on Run as administrator. This will launch elevated Command Prompt on your PC. 
  4. Inside the Command Prompt window, type the command mentioned below and hit Enter to execute it.
  1. Now launch Microsoft Word to see if the issue is resolved. 
  2. If it did, then launch Microsoft Word and create a new document. 
  3. Select File from the ribbon menu and then click on Account in the next window.
  4. In the right pane, click on Update options and then select Disable Updates.

Hopefully, this will resolve the issue in no time. 

This brings us to the end of our guide on ways to disable Microsoft Word security notice pop-up on Windows. We tried walking you through all the steps in detail and hope that one of the methods mentioned in this post did the trick for you. In case you still have any confusion about the steps, please let us know in the comment section below!

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  • Zainab Falak

    Zainab Falak is a staff writer for Saint and an expert in Microsoft Windows, having authored more than 200 posts. She has a Bachelors in Actuarial Sciences and her passion for computers extends to exploring various aspects, from UI customization to the Windows registry and exploring error codes. Twitter LinkedIn

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