Windows 10: Excel asking for a Smart Card but no reader ever installed

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    Win 7 moving to win 10
       01 Aug 2016 #1

    Excel asking for a Smart Card but no reader ever installed

    When Excel is asked to:
    Open a spreadsheet containing unsigned macros, AND
    Excel's macro security is set to "Disable all macros except digitally signed macros"
    I get a "Connect a smart card" message. The message says it is from "Windows Security" (See attachment.)

    I just installed Windows 10 on this machine and there has NEVER been a smart card reader connected to this machine.
    I have used services.msc to disable all 3 smart card services and that did not help.
    If I click "Cancel" the spreadsheet comes up with macros disabled as it should.

    How can I stop Excel/Windows from giving me the Smart Card message.

    Many thanks for any help.

    (I recently posted a similar question which was resolved but this is a slightly different smart card related problem.)
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