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Opening IE causes "Windows has encountered a critical error and will shutdown..." error

By Wilsoner
Jan 27, 2014
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  1. Opening Internet Explorer, any PDF viewer, or Dreamweaver on my Windows 7 machine causes a "Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in one minute." error. If I stay away from these programs the computer works fine. Unfortunately, I need to use these programs all the time. Tried to repair Windows 7 but it didn't fix anything. Thanks for any help.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

    What antivirus/anti-malware programs are you using?
  3. Wilsoner

    Wilsoner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner, and SUPERantispyware.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

    None of these are an antivirus program
  5. Wilsoner

    Wilsoner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Oh, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Are there others I should be using?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

    No that's cool. Remove Superantispyware. It's not a bad program, but it should only be used in troubleshooting problems and not to be left on forever. These programs use computer resources constantly and they can seriously slow a computer...


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