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Old 05-19-2012, 07:03 PM
StarvingButStrong StarvingButStrong is offline
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"Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer"

I have been getting that error message over and over for the past ten days/two weeks, but only when I visit a particular website -- lifehacker.com -- which makes me think the problem is indeed something about their web page.

OTOH, I've read that site for years with no troubles, AND it's a very busy site yet I haven't seen anyone else complaining of a problem reading the site.

So... does it mean there's a problem on this end? A virus or a corrupted copy of IE? But I've done several scans during this time (I use Microsoft Security Essentials) and nothing has turned up.

This is using IE version 9.0.8112.16421 on a HP running Windows 7 64 bit.


If I click for details I get this:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Application Timestamp: 4d76255d
Fault Module Name: StackHash_a7aa
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 6783045f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: a7aa
Additional Information 2: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d
Additional Information 3: a7aa
Additional Information 4: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d

==

I've looked at many of these reports and they're the same except for "Application Timestamp" and "Exception Offset."

So... can anyone tell me if the problem is my computer/software? Or should I just give up on that website?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:09 PM
Covered_In_Bees! Covered_In_Bees! is offline
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Why would you think giving up the site is an option when there are at least two superior browsers to use?

Firefox 7.0.1 and Chrome 53.14* both open the site just fine.

As to the technical side of things, I honestly have no idea why you're getting the errors you are, but it's silly to give up on a site that you've read for years just because one web browser is giving you trouble now.

*The real version number is 19
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:33 PM
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I can open Lifehacker.com with either Firefox or IE without any warning messages. Perhaps you should try re-installing IE and/or going over your PC with a malware detector. It could be you picked up something nasty, i.e. a hijack virus or somesuch, that is trying to divert your browser away from that site, to another site you probably don't want to go to, hence the warning.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:49 AM
StarvingButStrong StarvingButStrong is offline
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Why would you think giving up the site is an option when there are at least two superior browsers to use?

Firefox 7.0.1 and Chrome 53.14* both open the site just fine.

<<sigh>> What can I say, I'm USED to IE. I've been using it since, well, since it existed. Well, maybe this is the universe forcing me out of my rut. <<heavier sigh>>
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:22 AM
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<<sigh>> What can I say, I'm USED to IE. I've been using it since, well, since it existed. Well, maybe this is the universe forcing me out of my rut. <<heavier sigh>>
Lifehacker is working for me (IE8), but there's a lot of "clicking" going on before it finishes loading making me believe there is a lot of stupid crap trying to load as well. On the other hand, I get messages like yours with Gamefront (and other people do as well) with IE but not FF, so different browsers play differently with various sites.
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