Windows IE has stopped working

  jonem81 08:01 30 Mar 2013

HP Desktop, Intel I5, 4GB Ram, 500HDD Windows 7, 64 bit. I am too often getting a message "Internet Explorer has stopped working .....". I have Anti-spyware, Anti-virus and clean-up software, and used regularly. I am wondering why a PC with such a good modern spec, produces these hiccups all the time?

I expect most of the forum members have experienced this, so did you find an answer?


  onthelimit1 09:49 30 Mar 2013

It's probably not your computer - more likely IE. Have you tried running it with no add-ons? Have you tried resetting it to defaults? The alternative is to do what I've done, and move to Chrome!

  spuds 10:08 30 Mar 2013

What version IE are you using, is it version 9 or 10 for Vista/W7, or are you using an older version?.

Having had quite a few problems with IE, I tend to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Have you tried these or any other browser as a substitute for IE?.

I notice that you say you have 'clean-up software', but is this cleaning out the cache?.

  jonem81 10:41 30 Mar 2013


Thank you. I will try the advice you have given me. Regarding Chrome, I find that when my grandson has finished using it, it seems to have taken up a lot of resources. When I use Ccleaner after he has gone, most of the stuff needing cleaning is mainly from the use of Chrome! Thank you again for your suggestions.


  jonem81 10:49 30 Mar 2013


Thank you. I am using IE 10 on Windows 7, 64bit with i5 Intel. I have not tried any other browser, but could consider it if the problems relating to IE 10 continue. I am using Ccleaner, AVG, MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware, all Free!

Thank you again for your help,


  spuds 11:10 30 Mar 2013

CCleaner is a very good and highly recommended program, but like a lot of other programs it can miss a few things out, where other programs 'might' find.

Here is a link you might find interesting?.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)