Don't /ever/ upgrade your operating system "to see if it would solve the
1. How did you determine that your problem was caused by Internet
Explorer, and not something else?
2. When software writers upgrade their applications, they almost always
publish release notes that describe what problems in the previous
version are fixed in the new version, if any. If you want to see the
Release Notes for Internet Explorer 8, you need only look on Microsoft's
web site. I've provided a link for you here:
3. When you use NPIEAddOn.dll as the search term in a search engine, as
....you'll find that it's part of 'Network Optimizer' or 'Internet
Savings Optimizer,' both of which are malware.
Your computer is either infected with malware, or it was previously
infected with malware and your attempt to remove it was not completely
Errare humanum est
> I was experiencing an IE7 problem so decided to downlod IE8 to see if it
> woukd solve the problem - It has not !!
> The problem is similar to other threads on this "Closing Down IE " but has a
> different fault code.
> Problem signature:
> Problem Event Name: BEX
> Application Name: iexplore.exe
> Application Version: 8.0.6001.18702
> Application Timestamp: 49b3ad2e
> Fault Module Name: NPIEAddOn.dll_unloaded
> Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
> Fault Module Timestamp: 4a55c8ba
> Exception Offset: 100036d0
> Exception Code: c0000005
> Exception Data: 00000008
> OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
> Locale ID: 2057
> Additional Information 1: fd00
> Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
> Additional Information 3: fd00
> Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
> I have been trying to release more hard drive space and I may have wrongly
> deleted the NPIEAddOn.dll as I cannot find it anywhere in the program files.
> As log in name suggests - I am very LoTec so if any one can help !!!!!