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Internet Explorer 8 Problem - Anyone Experiencing The Same Thing? [Vanity]
12/28/11 | self

Posted on 12/27/2011 9:34:46 PM PST by Lmo56

Before reading my question, below, please read my note.

NOTE: I am NOT a newbie with computers - have cleared caches, run anti-malware, anti-virus, cleared old restore points, etc. to clear ths problem. You name it - I've done it. Have even checked the Internet for people with the same problem.

QUESTION: Is ANY FR person out there experiencing an ABNORMAL shutdown of IE8? It has JUST started on two of my computers recently.

After exiting IE8, I ALMOST ALWAYS get the gray dialog box that states "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down." Then, I either have to send data to Microsoft or decline [I always decline].

It is beginning to become a pain in the ass ...

PLEASE do not offer "suggestions" such as using Firefox, or trying this and that if you DON'T know - I am ONLY attempting to find out if others are experiencing this problem AND if there is KNOWN, PROVEN fix.

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KEYWORDS: drwatsonvirus; ie8; problem
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To: hamboy
You put in a live CD, you browse... how hard is that?

You don't even have to wipe out your Windoze, if you have that fetish.

Don't like it? Take out the CD and reboot. Back to your regularly scheduled Windoze problem.


21 posted on 12/27/2011 10:09:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lmo56
What OS are you running ? 32 or 64 bit ?
What were you doing when you got the message ?
Any Windows updates recently ?
Have you changed any IE settings recently ?
any 3rd party software installs\updates recently ?
video or other driver updates ?
maybe an IE8 settings reset is in order.

IE Settings reset>

when in doubt, don 't (though I prefer no guts no glory)

not much, good luck
22 posted on 12/27/2011 10:16:39 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: cranked
Why are you still using IE8? Upgrade to IE9....

IE9 is Windows 7 only - I NEVER upgrade OS's until they have gone thru 2-3 Service Packs, so I will use XP until probably early 2013 ...

23 posted on 12/27/2011 10:19:03 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Go to Tools / Manage Add-ons and start disbaling groups of add-ons to see if the problem goes away. Adobe and Shockwave are the typical culprits.

24 posted on 12/27/2011 10:20:20 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

If not as much people wouldn’t even dare to try Firefox or Safari as alternate browser in their Windoze PC how much more for non techie people to try your Linux live CD?

25 posted on 12/27/2011 10:21:53 PM PST by hamboy
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To: Lmo56
I would first scan the HD for bad sectors, then move on to the Ram by pulling them
all out and running with each stick individually. Win 7 has it's own ram checker
but I like the old fashion way. I would also backtrack to any new software install
before the problem started.

Soundcards can also cause problems and you should pull all the cards on the MB
before running the Ram check then placing them back one at a time until you
can recreate the problem.

Sometimes a bad seat can cause problems also, vibrations can loosen cards and
ram over time. Pull everything and place it back.

Just some ideas.

26 posted on 12/27/2011 10:28:10 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Lmo56

So, what program did you recently install on both misbehaving computers? Chances are they turned Dr. Watson on.

27 posted on 12/27/2011 10:36:38 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Lmo56

It’s possible that you have a root kit virus that your av can’t detect or remove.

Do you have a recovery disk or an image backup of your system?

After you fix your problem look at Clonezilla or another similar product. Clonezilla is open source/free. Just need a usb or network share to image your system too. This has saved me hours of grief in the past.

28 posted on 12/27/2011 10:39:32 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: Lmo56

Have a look at event viewer which may provide a clue as to what is causing the problem.


good luck!

29 posted on 12/27/2011 10:40:22 PM PST by 99Floyd
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To: Lmo56
Notice that it's happening on specific sites? I had this problem with some blog sites, what with all the crud that is crammed into the coding, ads, etc.

Since I was only interested in a few of them for the text, I put them in the restricted sites list, disabling the junk scripts or whatever it was.

I put http://* in my restricted sites lists, and that took care of all of them with one entry.

Another problem is the Yahoo news photos. Perpetual trouble once they starting using all slideshows all the time. Usually IE8 will hang on the last photo in the slideshow, but if I put it in the restricted zone, site functionality is gone. Now I just close the slideshow before it gets to the last photo.

I need to upgrade to 9, but I just haven't gotten around to it.

30 posted on 12/27/2011 10:57:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Jonty30

I encountered this awhile back. Upgraded and the problem went away.

31 posted on 12/27/2011 10:58:44 PM PST by lowteksh
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To: Lmo56
Dang, forgot the period. Should be


32 posted on 12/27/2011 10:59:36 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SgtHooper

I think that #14/#15 and #24 above are related and are the best advice. Adobe Flash is the most likely single culprit especially given the association with videos. (Newer FF fixes this somewhat by allowing flash threads to fail without crashing the entire browser; IE 9 also is better behaved with flash.)

As to the actual question though, I use IE8 on Vista 64 frequently (though it is virtualized), and do not have any frequent crashes with it, even with videos. (I use IE9 on Win 7 machines (32 and 64 bit) with no problems either though that does not help you.)

I have had problems with third party firewalls/security systems causing crashes with both IE and FF — this was because the limited virtualization system in the firewalls was not updated for new browsers, so I had to use older versions than the latest. You might check that if you use a third party firewall/security system, and did some updates to IE before the problem started. If you disable the virtualization and it works you have isolated the problem.

f you already tried this stuff sorry to waste your time, but these threads are really for everyone interested and may end up being useful to others also.

33 posted on 12/27/2011 11:07:36 PM PST by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: Lmo56
Power point presentation on a borrowed laptop running windows xp and IE8...on Christmas Eve service...non-responsive and skipped 2/3rds of the program. Then for Christmas Day Service tried to bring up a YouTube video...slow, error messages ad nauseatem, finally nuked it.
The message kept saying a malware problem and would kill the browser. Later, I hooked our laptop with Windows 7 AND IE9 up to it and it had our cat ready to attack because the picture was so good.
34 posted on 12/27/2011 11:21:51 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Lmo56

Might want to make sure you don’t have script debugging enabled in IE (Internet Options -> Advanced -> Disable script debugging). Explanation: you go to a web page which has scripting errors with these options enabled, IE tries to spawn an instance of the debugger, out of date debugger DLL causes IE to shut down.

No idea if that’s it, but it’s a possibility. Not enough info in your message to tell. Any errors logged in the system Event Viewer?

35 posted on 12/27/2011 11:33:13 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lmo56

I’m getting ready to dump my PC and get Apple.

I’m sick of the crappy software from Microsoft. My IE9 and my Vista are useless. Nothing works correctly. My folder options change at random. Some updates won’t load, etc.

And I’m sick of looking for “solutions” on my own that take up too much time only to find others out there with the same, never fixed, problems.

Microsoft is turning into the Sears/Kmart/JCP of their time. Someone is going to take them out as the big boy.

36 posted on 12/27/2011 11:39:37 PM PST by Fledermaus (It's now clear the GOP establishment is uncapable of governing and should resign.)
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To: Lmo56

I was having that issue with IE8 on 2 Win-XP boxes and on one Vista box. The problem seemed to be the adobe extension to IE. The easiest thing to do is uninstall / reinstall IE.

If you just want to remove and upgrade the add-in, I believe you have to get a utility from Adobe.

Bing uninstalling adobe add-in for IE8.

37 posted on 12/27/2011 11:54:20 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Lmo56
It's probably one of your “add ons” or that it's not compatible with some of your latest updates?

I would suggest upgrading IE to the latest version.

38 posted on 12/28/2011 2:04:12 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Lmo56

No offense, but that is a rather arbitrary criteria. Windows 7 came out 2 years ago and is just fine on systems that can run it. If the real issue is an older computer without the necessary hardware to run newer software, then you stick with what runs well on it, not claim that Win 7 hasn’t had all the bugs shaken out yet (never going to happen for any Windows version, even XP).

39 posted on 12/28/2011 4:14:23 AM PST by visualops (
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To: Lmo56
I fought for a couple of days this week what appears to be the identical problem. Got an early Christmas present of a refurbished Lenovo laptop from a big box electronics warehouse kind of place. Great price for its performance level. Runs on Windows 7 and IE9.

I got it out of the very annoying IE restarts and font security alerts in IE by two things. First, I uninstalled some OEM installed crap programs for telephony and such then followed up with manual removal of their residual directories that I could locate. This got rid of the IE9 restarts. The font security alerts I got rid of by wading through the McAfee AV/firewall configuration. The McAfee has a so called optimizer function and did a deep scan with this. The optimizer found about 2000 registry goofs, active X goofs, file fragments, dead end links, etc. First thing it did in the fix was to set a restore point then fixed most of them.

40 posted on 12/28/2011 4:25:26 AM PST by Hootowl99
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