Yes, actually, I just finished dealing with this problem, too.
You can just drag the “Illegal Operations” window with its annoying big red X over to the edge of the screen and continue with whatever you were doing. Ignore it, in other words. It’s lying to you–IE doesn’t “immediately shut down” until you click on the X or “close”. The window will just sit there, and nothing else happens.
I have no clue as to WHY this should happen. Mine was like yours, just one day it decided to start doing this.
However, what fixed it at this end was telling it to quit trying to Search from the address bar. Go into Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, scroll down to “Search from the Address Bar” and click on “Do not search from the address bar”.
And if it’s a pain in the butt for you to lose your Search from the address bar function, as I said, you can just move the Illegal Operations window out of the way and get on with your life. Nothing changes. You can even continue to type in partial addresses in the address bar (because that’s what “Search from the address bar” means) and it will go get them like it’s supposed to. Evidently it can only threaten to shut down your Illegal Operation once, and then it’s done, and it’ll just sit there sulking.
I usually put it way down at the bottom, as far as it’ll go, so it’s just peeking out. Stupid thing. :rolleyes: