DEP crashing IE8?

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Offline joe53

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DEP crashing IE8?
« on: November 10, 2009, 06:21:46 PM »
Recently I have been getting alerts that my IE8  must close to protect my computer, due to Data Execution Prevention. They occur only when I click on a link, but only occasionally and randomly.

The interesting thing is that when I click on "OK"> send info to MS etc, IE8 does not in fact close, and the link then opens in a new window.

I have DEP configured to the default "Turn on DEP for esssential Windows programs and services only" in XP MCE/sp3.

The PC and IE8 otherwise works well, my security scans (NOD32, MBAM, Windows Defender) all scan clean, and I have no reason to suspect malware is involved otherwise. I keep all my programs up-to-date with Secunia's PSI.

All I see in Event Viewer is:

Event Type:   Error
Event Source:   Application Error
Event Category:   (100)
Event ID:   1000
Date:      10/11/2009
Time:      5:59:49 PM
User:      N/A

Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x02383ed0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

This link is not particularly helpful. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 07:58:03 PM »
Thanks for the prompt reply, faith_michele.

Your link doesn't exactly describe my problem, but I did recently trial SUPERAdBlocker, which I subsequently discovered did not support IE8 (yet). So I removed it from my startup, but I see it is still enabled in my add-ons. I have now disabled SAB in add-ons. It's as likely a culprit as any. All other add-ons (and I don't have many) antedated this problem.

I was getting 1-3 alerts per day, so I should know soon if this was the cause, and will post back if this solved it.

Thanks again.

Joe

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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 05:36:01 AM »
You can search on the Error Message here. 

-Events and Errors Message Center

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/ee_advanced.aspx

While it might not help much, I found this information too.

-IE8 Security Part I: DEP/NX Memory Protection

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/04/08/ie8-security-part-I_3A00_-dep-nx-memory-protection.aspx

-IE8 Security Part IX - Anti-Malware protection with IE8’s SmartScreen Filter

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/03/25/ie8-security-part-ix-anti-malware-protection-with-ie8-s-smartscreen-filter.aspx

-IE8 InPrivate filter from adblock plus list

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22124619-IE8-InPrivate-filter-from-adblock-plus-list
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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 06:10:42 PM »
Thanks again:

It appears the suggestion in your first post link worked, as I have had no alerts in 2 days (previously was getting them daily).

Will try Adblock Plus for IE8 also. I'm much obliged.

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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 11:11:30 PM »
Your welcome and thanks for the reply! :)
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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 06:42:02 AM »
Thanks for your help Faith. Unfortunately, my problem was occuring without any ad ons being enabled.

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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 12:49:42 PM »
every new day is either a reward or punishment for what we did yesterday

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Re: DEP crashing IE8?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009, 04:27:04 AM »
did you run IE8 in no addons mode?
http://www.nirmaltv.com/2009/04/28/how-to-run-ie8-without-add-ons/


Try what Cudni's link suggests first (great pictures) and then look at these IE Troubleshooting tips about running in the no addon mode.

http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp#crash
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