Windows® Internet Explorer Runtime Error

What are the causes of runtime error with Windows Internet Explorer and how to fix them?


Windows Internet Explorer is one of the fastest and secure web browsers available today. It offers several features and can work on all Windows-based operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc. The browser offers advanced features such as page zooming, tabbed browsing, download managing, etc. However, sometimes Internet Explorer generates runtime error while accessing the sites and the reason for this varies from situation to situation. Most common reason is incorrect settings you have made for Internet Explorer. Presence of infections such as viruses, Trojans, etc. also cause runtime error. We can resolve these issues by updating Windows Internet Explorer, or reinstalling/resetting it. Run a full system scan to remove all types of threats from the system.


Some of the common reasons for runtime error with Windows Internet Explorer and different methods used to fix the error are explained below:




  • Possible causes

  • Disable script and runtime errors

  • Perform a full virus scan



Possible causes



There are several reasons for occurrence of runtime error with Internet Explorer. Incorrect configuration of Internet Explorer will generate script errors and runtime error. Infections such as virus, Trojans and spyware etc. are other reasons for runtime error in Internet Explorer. These malicious programs have the ability to corrupt or damage Internet Explorer thereby resulting in runtime error.



Disable script and runtime errors



In order to disable script and runtime error, open ‘Internet Explorer’ and select ‘Tools’ menu. Choose ‘Options’ and click on ‘Advanced’ tab. Then check the option ‘Disable Script debugging’, and remove the checkbox ‘Display a notification about every script error’. Click ‘Ok’ to confirm the changes and restart the web browser.



Perform a full virus scan


Threats such as virus, Trojans, spyware, etc. sometime cause runtime errors in Internet Explorer. We can remove these errors by performing a full virus scan. This can be done using any licensed antivirus software. There are several security software tools available in the market. Most of them are easy to install and use and some of them are freeware. We can also perform online scan to remove infections from the system.




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