“Internet explorer has stopped working,” this is something you usually see when internet explorer crashes. There could be several reasons why internet explorer crashes, but the biggest one, in my opinion, is that internet explorer is unstable. I have stopped using internet explorer a while ago, because of the high maintenance that internet explorer requires. However, if you like to use internet explorer or if you must (as some websites require), then here are a few things that you can do to try and keep your internet explorer stable:
Fixes For Internet Explorer Crashes
- First, make sure your computer is getting critical updates from Microsoft. These usually come with security patches and fixes for internet explorer issues. Go to the start menu, click on all programs and look for the windows update icon. Once you click on it, it will check to see if there are any critical updates. If there are, install them.
- Check for Malware. Internet explorer could be crashing because of Malware. Run your Anti-virus and see if that helps.
- Try reinstalling internet explorer. If internet explorer is not installed correctly for some reason, reinstalling it might be a good fix. This only works if you have a way to download a fresh internet explorer. If you can’t even open the explorer things can get a bit more complicated, which brings me to the next point.
- Always have a back up plan. This really should be the first point, given that internet explorer has a history of crashing. It’s always a good idea to have another trusted web browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari just in case you find yourself in a pickle with internet explorer. The back up browser will come in handy if internet explorer crashes. It will make it easier for you to download internet explorer and reinstall it, if you have to. Without a back up internet browser, you will need another computer with internet connection and a thumb drive. You will then have to download another browser and save it to the thumb drive so that you can install it on your computer. As you can see, it saves time to have a backup browser right there when you need it.
It can be very annoying to have an internet browser that keeps crashing or freezing up while you are trying to surf the web. It ruins your whole internet experience, so why put up with it? If your internet explorer keeps crashing, it’s better to look at other options. There are other good internet browsers out there. Firefox and Google Chrome are some of the top most used web browsers instead of internet explorer. They are trusted and used by millions and recommended by most tech experts. If you want to get better web experience, try one or two of these top web browsers and see which one works best for you.