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why do my web browser crash on opening certain websites

by animesh_madaan / December 29, 2012 5:16 AM PST

all my web browsers close when i open certain websites such as yahoo answers . at first all my browsers worked fine and opened every website bu t now they crash on opening every 1 out of 20 sites .can anybody please help?

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Here're some things you can do
by wpgwpg / December 29, 2012 5:20 AM PST

It sounds like you could have a virus or other malware. Get your antivirus program up to date and boot into Safe Mode. Note that some viruses can hide themselves from your antivirus program in normal mode, so you really need to scan in Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode when you first power up, hit F8 about once a second until you get the menu and select Safe Mode. Then run a full system scan.
Microsoft has suggestions and offerings at
MS forum moderator Keith has some suggestions along this line at
If that fixes it, fine. If not, use System Restore to go back to a date prior to the beginning of the problem. To run System Restore, click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Click the box that says Show more restore points.
You can check for corrupted system files. Open an administrator command prompt and run SFC if the above doesn't help. Click START, then type CMD in the search box, right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator. Then from the command prompt type sfc /scannow.
Finally if all else fails, you can check the rather cryptic system event log. To do that click Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer. Once in Event Viewer click on the system log and scroll through the entries looking for those flagged "error" to see if you can find hints as to where the problem could be.
When you get your system back in good working order, I urge you to back your system up to an external hard drive and make regular periodic updates to it.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

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The old issue with FLASH.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2012 2:36 AM PST

Google this.

-> Disable Flash hardware acceleration.

Yes it could be some add-on/malware but there's this issue. Only folk new to this would ask why it worked before.

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web browser crash
by tinamishra / January 3, 2013 2:20 PM PST

Crashes are terribly uncommon on behalf of me, like once each 2 months roughly. lots of the issues come back from unskilled net developers and developers UN agency place volatile price out on the online that net somebody have bother managing. It will come back from show info, JavaScript, and even image info. it's always a lot of the online sites mistake than the online browser, although in fact not forever the case.

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