What can I do about a pop-up that I get every two seconds that says,
“Internet Explorer has stopped working?”
In this excerpt from
Answercast #17, I look at reasons why Internet Explorer might occasionally stop
working, but every two seconds?
Internet Explorer has stopped working
Every two seconds, really?
If it’s really every two seconds, then I strongly suspect you have malware on that machine and you need to have somebody, a technician of some sort, take a look at it. Every two seconds means that the machine is, in my opinion, literally unusable.
If you’re not doing anything and every two seconds that’s coming up, that indicates that there’s something very seriously wrong with the machine. I have no idea what that is and you need somebody with hands on access with the machine to take a look and potentially repair it.
Now, on the other hand, if by “every two seconds” what you really mean is annoyingly often, but not literally 30 times a minute, then I would suggest that you take a look at the article, “How do I disable add-ons in Internet Explorer?“
The most common cause for Internet Explorer crashing like that are the add-ons that are installed: third party add-ons most often.
The very first thing I would do is disable all add-ons and see if the problem then goes away.
If it doesn’t, I would certainly run the system file checker which will check to make sure that the Internet Explorer files themselves are intact.
Finally I have another article called “My explorer.exe has generated an error. Now what?” It goes over a list of additional things to check in addition to the add-ons.
Next from Answercast #17 – How do I tell if my computer is capable of having a wired internet connection?