Solved Why does Script Error keep popping up in Internet Explorer?

April 6, 2014 at 01:23:21
Specs: Windows 7
Is this because I could have made some mistake? I'm working on how to get Silverlight working for Netflix and I can't get it to work. I typed some letters like inetcpl.cpl into the start menu a couple times and went through a process I found online but I got a warning that it could be damaging so I unchecked everything I did which wasn't much. I unchecked the protected mode in the Security section for a few minutes but checked it again. I clicked the SSL box and didn't click the apply button. I only clicked apply when it was all back to where it was before. After that, Internet Explorer kind of froze. Maybe I got misleading online instructions. I had to get Task Manager to close it because the mouse wasn't working in IE. I haven't seen the Script Error box for ages. Now its on every screen nearly and its frustrating. Can't get rid of it. Your suggestions would be very much appreciated. Not sure which category but had to choose something. Maybe there is a security problem..not sure. From Anne

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April 6, 2014 at 19:04:40
Go to Control Panel > Internet Options then you can make the changes without IE being open or running.

Look at the settings I gave in #4 and if they are OK do the Reset:
Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button.
You will not lose your Favorites, just add-ons and any customizations you might have
made. The add-ons soon come back with usage (Flash etc will ask) or you can collect any important ones.

As last resort uninstall IE from "Control Panel > Programs and features" which will revert you to a previous IE version (if there was one). You then download the latest IE11 from MS and install it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



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April 6, 2014 at 03:25:20
Use a different web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you won't get the script errors with those.

Google Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chro...

Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...


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#2
April 6, 2014 at 05:41:09
I do recommend Firefox and I have always had less troubles with it than with other browsers I have tried.

Also, know that you can reset Internet Explorer if you think you did something really wrong or it has become corrupted:
https://www.google.com/search?q=res...
I would first install Firefox and have it copy your favorites/bookmarks and home page, and maybe backing them up as well so you do not lose them before resetting (they can be copied back or restored later as needed).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 6, 2014 at 12:14:38
Thanks phil22 and Fingers for your input. Do security packages protect the whole computer? No matter which browser I use? And does resetting Internet Explorer un-corrupt it also? And doesn't resetting revert it to Internet Explorer 8 or 9? Or should I use the Malicious Tool Remover? I did a scan this morning and last night used the TDSSKiller tool. Nothing was found so maybe whatever mistake I made is not serious. My mouse doesn't work in IE. The site must be frozen. And up pops the Script Error box first thing. Maybe I should reset it. Let me know what you think. If I switch browsers I think I'll have IE withdrawal. That's what I feel like right now. I can't get to my favourites.

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#4
April 6, 2014 at 13:25:37
From IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab.
Under the Browser heading ensure there are check marks in any "Disable script debugging" entry. Also ensure there is no check mark in "Display a notification about every script error".

IE Reset does not revert it to a previous version and sometimes fixes issues (although look at the settings above first).

Security packages protect the whole computer including all alternative browsers.

Can't say I've had much trouble with IE, other than IE8 for XP which was rickety. I'm using IE11 just fine on Windows 7. If you have an earlier version (see Help > About), get the download.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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April 6, 2014 at 18:45:52
Derek thanks for your input. Appreciate it. I haven't had any problem with IE either until now. I'm also using IE11. Guess I've totally forgot to mention that it isn't working at all. Its like its frozen. My mouse has no effect on anything. I can't even go to Internet Options because of it. I can't close IE without Task Manager. I'm glad security protects everything. Thanks for that assurance too. Am I better off just uninstalling it and reinstalling again? I want to get my favourites files though first. Maybe someone on this forum knows how to do that. I could do some checking on this site myself too I guess. If I could just un-crash it or unfreeze it so it can work, maybe I'd get somewhere. I've run the Malicious Software Removal Tool so my computer isn't infected. Wait I'll take Finger's advice above and install Firefox and get my favourites file that way. Thanks folks you're so helpful and awesome.

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April 6, 2014 at 19:04:40
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Go to Control Panel > Internet Options then you can make the changes without IE being open or running.

Look at the settings I gave in #4 and if they are OK do the Reset:
Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button.
You will not lose your Favorites, just add-ons and any customizations you might have
made. The add-ons soon come back with usage (Flash etc will ask) or you can collect any important ones.

As last resort uninstall IE from "Control Panel > Programs and features" which will revert you to a previous IE version (if there was one). You then download the latest IE11 from MS and install it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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