Error message, "Internet Explorer has performed an illegal operation".

Question

Every time I try to use my internet on my other computer, the internet doesn't load it just says "Internet Explorer has performed an illegal operation". I hit close on the box, and it says "If you continue to have problems please restart your computer." I do that sometimes and the same thing still happens. I used Norton to scan for viruses and I cleaned them out, and then the same thing happened, and Norton said there were no problems on my system. I am lost without the internet, and it's been a struggle. Thanks for listening.

Answer

This question was answered on November 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try re-starting your computer in safe mode Go to "Control Panel", then Click on "Internet options" Next go to "Advanced Tab" Uncheck "Enable third party browser extension", then click "OK" When done restart your computer.

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 22, 2004