Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

IE11 update version 11.0.31 crashing on searches?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 gonavy1066

gonavy1066

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:20 AM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:12 PM

Hi

 

Recently every time I merely type a minus sign in a google search, IE11 crashes.  I am running windows 7.  everything is updated but since about a couple weeks ago, google searches crash the moment I type a minus. I don't even have to enter it.

 

Any clue what is causing this and how to fix? firefox does not exhibit this problem.

 

thanks



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,460 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:10:20 PM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

Please give us an example of what the search text with a minus sign looks like.


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#3 Niweg

Niweg

  • Members
  • 802 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:US of A
  • Local time:12:20 AM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:41 PM

 On mine I get a drop-down that says:

 

- meaning

-

- emoticon

-in r

 

 You may have corrupt files or malware.  To check for corrupt system files open an administrator command prompt and issue this command: sfc /scannow .

 To check for malware download MalwareBytes and do a scan.

If you're still having problems after that, you might want to post in the Am I Infected forum.

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


#4 gonavy1066

gonavy1066
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:20 AM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:47 PM

I go to google.com

 

 

in the search box

 

type

 

-

 

the moment the - is typed in a search box, BOOM IE11 crashes.



#5 gonavy1066

gonavy1066
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:20 AM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:48 PM

I have no malware. ive run Kaspersky. it is update related I bet and not a malware.  I saw a google search result for this problem having to do with a windows update but could not find anything on fixing it.



#6 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,460 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:10:20 PM

Posted 21 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

Click on the Start orb rsz_1rsz_1rsz_start_orb_zpshjewtibd.png and then type iexplore.exe -extoff in the Search Programs and Files box, then press Enter.

 

See if the problem persists.

 

Just as a future reference.  Just because you ran your antivirus does not mean that there couldn't be any infections or malware.  You need to ask yourself why there are so many different programs to search for infections and malware.  The answer... because there is no single program that will find everything.


Edited by dc3, 21 May 2016 - 01:02 PM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#7 gonavy1066

gonavy1066
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:20 AM

Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:50 AM

did it... turned extentions off.. went to google , hit the minus key . crash.

only does it on ie

only does it on google searches

google shows at least one other user out there has this problem too and happened from a bad update from IE they think.

thanks anyway. i'll live with it.



#8 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,460 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:10:20 PM

Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:37 AM

Try rolling back to IE 10 and then update to IE 11 and see if this fixes the problem.


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users