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Please help a computer illiterate. When online and trying to access things I get this message:
C++ Runtime Library
Program: C:\progam files\Internet Explorer\lexplore.exe
Buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state, the program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated.
Then it "blows" me back to my background page! HELP
By the way it's a Dell Dimension 8200 w/ Windows XP
 

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Don't rule out the simple things. Windows seems to love to trash itself as it runs. IE seems to be one of its favorite things it eats up.
Try cleaning out Temp files, and do a defrag. Many times defragging will rearrange things so they work right again.
 

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I've subscribed to PCTools Spyware and Anti-virus for years so I have them working on it for me. Hope it works out. I'll let you know, thanks.
 

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You might also try downloading IE from MS website, that'd install fresh files. I know IE7 is out there but you may still be able to get IE6, not sure. I've updated all three of my PCs to IE7 and wouldn't look back. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Dale. I installed IE7 about 4 months ago and have not had any problems. I think my biggest problem was my 15 son and his friends. Anybody with teenagers knows they know EVERYTHING! So when he goes to one of his funky sites and the Spyware warning comes up, he just overrides it to allow the access to the site! PCTools people are working on it and said a fix would be sent to me in the next update, which I've done. So far, so good. Anybody want a 15 year old CHEAP?
 

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Don't rule out the simple things. Windows seems to love to trash itself as it runs. IE seems to be one of its favorite things it eats up.
Try cleaning out Temp files, and do a defrag. Many times defragging will rearrange things so they work right again.
Correct Internet Explorer and all the temp files add up to eating up all your cpu and resources dump all temp files, defrag your computer after and scan for spyware, malware. Then down load motzilla web browser and use it. Stop using Internet Expolrer it sucks...
 

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I guess to each their own. :D If you reset the temp file storage space to something reasonable (much less than IE recommends) and set the option to empty the temp files folder when IE closes, that becomes a non-issue.

I use Mozilla occasionally but generally only because of a couple of plug-ins I have for it, one that lets me measure a specific area on the screen and one that lets me determine a color on any given screen, but I still default to IE 7. Easier to open a tab with a single click, ability to view thumbnails of all open tabs, etc. Both have some nice features.
 
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