How come I keep getting a message that says “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003”?

by on July 15, 2010

Q: My PC keeps running a program whenever I do anything: open an email, open a program, click on anything, etc. It comes up with the following message, how can I stop it? I have to click on the Cancel button and a 30 second wait each time it comes up which is A LOT! Is it legitimate, or a virus? It never finishes it’s job, if allowed to run it just locks up, and then takes 20 minutes to “cancel”.

Message:
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003. Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003