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IE crashes when run

By RStriker69
Feb 15, 2005
  1. Running under Xp, I've recently noticed that IE crashes whenever it attempts to do anything. I have the homepage set to about:blank, and it runs fine, but if I attempt to go to a web page, or access any options it crashes with something along the lines of "This program has performed an illegal operation and must be closed". I don't have access to the machine at the moment for the exact error.

    Incidentally, if I set the homepage to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ it won't crash, it just stays at a blank white screen, until I try to load another page, or the options menu, at which point it crashes.

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Your PC might have been hijacked.
    Go to this post here first, and follow the instructions EXACTLY.
    How to remove Begin2Search/Coolwebsearch and Other Nasties
    Then see How to post your Hijackthis log-files.

    Also, try NOT to use IE, but go to www.getfirefox.com and install Firefox.
    Use IE strictly for Windows-updates.
    Within IE, ActiveX has probably been deactivated (for security reasons within SP2), which might cause your problems. Also, if you have another firewall, make sure to switch of the XP-internal one.
     
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