Yes, your question does make sense, tdtg
. I've encountered it. My answer really isn't the best. Two work-arounds I've come to use as the result & trial and error.
I got irritated editing both Word & Excel. Stuff I do has lot's of hyperlinks (HJT log entries) Seems one way is to deny access to the web
the program windows uses every time you mistakenly ask to visit a hyperlink when copy/pasting a block of text. My Firewall is set to warn (meaning it doesn't get automatic permission) when "generic host process for win32 services" seeks to connect. I do the click & carry on.
If the hyperlinks are not excessive in number you can quickly disable them individually, also. Just modify the http: part of the address.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com
That said, your problem may differ from how I saw it... post again for a better answer, please.
I know there is a setting that you can adjust to disable that feature much like you can the spell-check function, probably in Tools. I now use the free OpenOffice.org products in place of Microsoft Office & can't do the trial & error needed to find that setting. Sorry.