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Connect for Outlook causes MS Word to load very slow

Ever since I installed the latest version of Connect for Microsoft Outlook, I have had issues with Microsoft Word loading very slow.  It takes over 20 seconds for it to load.  If I uninstall Connect for Outlook, it loads in a couple of seconds.  When I look in the Add-ins for Word, I see a COM Add-on called Word Addin that is located in the directory for Connect for Outlook. (c:\program files\\O3\WdMinAddin.dll)

I have two questions: 
1.  Why does Connect for Outlook need to install an addin to Word?
2.  Is anyone else having a similar issue with Word loading slow?

I am running Windows 7 32bit and Office 2007.