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Re: Data Execution Protection error with IE 8
Originally Posted by Robert Aldwinckle
"firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> I have a friend that recently downloaded IE8 onto his machine and for some
> reason, he can't open IE due to a DEP issue. I won't let him. Since he does
> upload files to a State service, they have no clue.
> Opera was tried and it works fine, but not on the State's list of "approved"
> browsers. I guess he was offered IE 8 as an update and just installed it (he
> runs a Dell).
> I suggested to uninstall IE 8 but he doesn't want to screw up the machine
> any more than it currently is. I would guess that he has IE as his default
> browser in settings.
> IE was added to the list in the DEP panel and it still didn't open.
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what happened?
It's probably an incompatible add-on which is causing the crash.
Allowing it just makes the symptom worse.
> My friend is running
> XP SP2 32 bit, and I think it is "Home," but I am not sure. Lots of Ram, so
> it runs fine, except for opening IE.
> Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Try starting in No Add-ons mode. E.g. Run... (press Win-R and enter
iexplore.exe -nohome -extoff
Does that crash? If not you have a base to start diagnosing the cause
of your symptom.
I started having the same problem with IE and Firefox 32-bit but not 64-bit IE on the same PC. I downloaded MalwareBytes anti-malware tool and found malware that Norton didn't catch. After removing the malware both IE and Firefox 32-bit began working normally. Hope this helps.