"Internet Explorer has stopped working"

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by OREALLY, Jan 12, 2013.

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    OREALLY Guest

    I get this message almost every day....what's going on and how can I prevent
    it?

    Using IE9 (latest version)

    Thanks,

    Oreally
     
    OREALLY, Jan 12, 2013
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Well, was IE9 actually visible on your screen when you saw the error
    prompt? Or was the prompt a complete surprise because you didn't think
    IE9 was even running?

    For the first scenario, see what happens when you load IE in its safe
    mode to eliminate the possibility that an add-on you installed is
    causing the error.

    For the second scenario, a hidden instance of IE (iexplore.exe is
    running but its window object has a visible attribute of false), I'd be
    suspicious of the sites you visited. They may be loading an instance of
    IE but wanting to keep it hidden. That's how, for example, you think
    you've exited IE but then sometime later some window pops up (that may
    look like IE or just be a simple dialog window). They are running a
    script for a timer in the page in the hidden instance of IE to shove
    something in your face later. When IE is not visible and after you
    figure you exited all instances of it, and when you get that error
    prompt, go look in the Process panel of Task Manager to see if there is
    a remnant instance of iexplore.exe still running.
     
    VanguardLH, Jan 12, 2013
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    OREALLY Guest

    Yes it was running...and continued to be working despite the message!

    "VanguardLH" wrote in message
    Well, was IE9 actually visible on your screen when you saw the error
    prompt? Or was the prompt a complete surprise because you didn't think
    IE9 was even running?

    For the first scenario, see what happens when you load IE in its safe
    mode to eliminate the possibility that an add-on you installed is
    causing the error.

    For the second scenario, a hidden instance of IE (iexplore.exe is
    running but its window object has a visible attribute of false), I'd be
    suspicious of the sites you visited. They may be loading an instance of
    IE but wanting to keep it hidden. That's how, for example, you think
    you've exited IE but then sometime later some window pops up (that may
    look like IE or just be a simple dialog window). They are running a
    script for a timer in the page in the hidden instance of IE to shove
    something in your face later. When IE is not visible and after you
    figure you exited all instances of it, and when you get that error
    prompt, go look in the Process panel of Task Manager to see if there is
    a remnant instance of iexplore.exe still running.
     
    OREALLY, Jan 13, 2013
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Quotation (which WLM v15+ now requires of its users) was repaired in my
    reply. Fluff was removed from attribution lines.

    If you find iexplore.exe processes still running after you exit all
    visible instances of IE (and wait about 15 seconds for IE to unload),
    kill them in Task Manager, stop visiting those malicious pages (or
    disable scripting in IE when visiting them) and update your anti-malware
    programs to perform a full or deep scan. After you exit IE, it is *not*
    normal for the iexplore.exe process(es) to linger around.
     
    VanguardLH, Jan 13, 2013
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    Mayayana Guest

    | Yes it was running...and continued to be working despite the message!
    |

    You might want to try a search for that phrase. There's
    a long discussion here, for instance:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/160746-internet-explorer-has-stopped-working-message.html

    That will tell you more than anyone here can. We don't
    know anything at all about the problem except that you
    have IE9 and that you keep getting the same error message.
    You didn't mention anything about add-ons, toolbars, etc.,
    nor anything about associated webpages. That's like going
    to the doctor and saying, "I don't feel good. What is it?"

    IE is an insecure, overproduced, bloated mess and has
    been for a very long time. The settings have been made
    so complex that most people can't use them, and the design
    is such that your settings can be overridden by malware
    without you knowing. **That's by design.** Worst of all,
    IE is fatally flawed by the fact that Microsoft has tied it
    deeply into Windows. (For instance, many add-ons have
    access to your activity in Windows Explorer, which is also
    by design.) There is no reason to ever use IE online,
    especially given the good alternatives.
     
    Mayayana, Jan 13, 2013
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