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Two new Internet Explorer KB articles.

April 29th 2006 in Uncategorized

Error message when you start Internet Explorer 6 on a Windows XP-based computer: “Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORER.EXE”

(I am wondering if the above should refer to iexplore.exe, not iexplorer.exe – there is malware that uses an executable called iexplorer.exe, but that doesn’t seem to be the target of this article despite the reference to running a spyware check at the end of the article).


FIX: An access violation may occur when you use Internet Explorer 6 to visit a Web page that uses HTML Components to do DHTML scripting

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“Two new Internet Explorer KB articles.”


Looks like KB916245 was pulled, possibly to correct that reference to IEXPLORER.EXE.

(Yes, I’m way behind on your IE Blog. )

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