script error keeps popping up in Windows 10 IE11 (POST 1)

September 30, 2015 at 07:18:46
Specs: Windows 10
How do I stop script error from popping up even after I have disabled it on Internet Explorer advanced. I am running version explorer 11 on windows 10 and this problem only started about two weeks after I installed windows 10

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#1
September 30, 2015 at 07:31:16
Welcome to the club - you are not the only one experiencing this annoyance. I occasionally get the same thing. It appears to be a system wide Windows 10 problem - give Microsoft some time to fix it

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#2
September 30, 2015 at 07:35:05
Thank you so much, I tried having a "conversation" with a Microsoft tech, which wasn't much use , as basically he told me to revert to Windows 7, but did not say the fault was with Microsoft!

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#3
September 30, 2015 at 07:39:55
I find it hard to believe that Microsoft tech would tell you that. Did you ask for an escalation in Tech Support level? Are you sure they are actually Microsoft Tech support and not someone purported to be?

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#4
September 30, 2015 at 07:51:45
Yes, was a Microsoft tech, first told me I had an infection and then decided that my computer was not compatible with windows 10 and I should revert to 7. The website was: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

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#5
September 30, 2015 at 08:11:37
First they thought it was infection and then tell you it is an incompatible issue. OMG! My Windows 10 is not an upgrade - it came preloaded on a new machine and I get the same script error. It has nothing to do with hardware - it is a browser issue.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#6
September 30, 2015 at 13:00:36
Thanks again, XpUser, I thought I was being extremely thick, you have made an old woman feel a lot better about herself not being able to correct the issue. After all I was so proud of myself for upgrading the graphic card, manually installing Windows 10 and then upgrading the graphic card again. THANKS. PS. I also had an issue arise with Windows Defender ( kept showing I was potentially not protected and needed to run a scan, even when I had done so minutes before), this happened at the same time as the script error message started to appear. I eventually performed a full scan and (HOPEFULLY) this has corrected that issue, at least it hasn't happened again for the last couple of days.

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#7
September 30, 2015 at 19:12:42
Ugh the script error came back to haunt me. What I did to kill it was hitting ESC key to make it go away.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#8
September 30, 2015 at 23:35:26
Thanks again, bizarrely, the message came up again when I went into this message, so I hit esc and it went, great, far quicker than going into internet options - advanced.
Wish I'd found you a couple of weeks ago.

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#9
October 8, 2015 at 16:18:55
Does it happen with Edge browser too? If not maybe you could use that (although not everyone likes it). The other possibility, at least temporarily, would be to use some alternative browser such as Firefox.

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#10
October 10, 2015 at 04:36:15
Thanks, Derek, I don't know if it happens with Edge browser, but I must admit I prefer IE and now I know about using the esc button I can put up with the script error notice.

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#11
October 10, 2015 at 13:08:59
OK - thanks for feedback.

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#12
October 12, 2015 at 08:45:15
I have had the same issue on Windows 8.1 running IE 11. This started a few weeks ago, likely after a Windows update.

After trying multiple methods to resolve this, I discovered an interesting fact.

The Scripting Error popup only occurs when I use the first tab in IE, i.e. the one that is there when IE starts. If I open a 2nd tab, I can use it just fine.

So my current workaround is to start IE, start a second tab, then close the original tab. A bit of a pain but far better than all the scripting errors.


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#13
October 12, 2015 at 13:23:44
I assume you unchecked both Disable Script debugging entries. I'd be amazed it you didn't but it is easy to miss one.

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#14
November 9, 2015 at 22:16:08
I ran into this problem as well. In my case, it turned out to be related to the Google Toolbar. Once I disabled it (and the other Google add-ons) and rebooted, the script errors disappeared and have not returned.

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#15
November 28, 2015 at 11:46:21
It's happening with all browsers, and it started on win 8.1 couple weeks before I installed 10. The tech support is a joke, they just can't admit it's a Microsoft problem in IE. I hate the edge, so if this isn't fixed soon I will consider going to mac. My sons comp. is doing same thing, and he never had the problem with win 7, just now with 10

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#16
November 28, 2015 at 14:03:45
It's happening with all browsers

On my rig running Windows 10, the Script error pops up every once in a while only in Internet Explorer 11 and never any other browsers. And yes you are right, the error is also absent from my Windows 7 rig.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#17
November 28, 2015 at 18:43:00
Dixier

If its happening in all browsers then it's hard to see that it's an IE problem.

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#18
November 28, 2015 at 20:11:31
I hate the edge, so if this isn't fixed soon I will consider going to mac

Looks like it may now be your only option. Read THIS official Microsoft edict for January 12, 2016 bidding goodbye to IE10, IE9, IE8 and older version

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#19
November 28, 2015 at 21:15:38
Just a thought ...

No wonder why January 12, 2016? It is the second Tuesday of the Month which coincides with Windows Patch Tuesday!

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#20
November 29, 2015 at 06:47:04
I have the same problem and in fact am getting the script error on this page while writing this right now. I've followed all the advice such as checking that the script debugging entries are disabled, etc.

It happens on edge (which I loathe) as well as IE. Excitedly tried the tip of opening a second tab but sadly it didn't work for me., glad it does for someone else.

If I have the same webpage open on two tabs, and the script error message appears, my PC freezes up and the only way I can get out of it is ... ctrl-alt-del and close the browser.

So frustrating. Microsoft will lose a lot of users if they do away with IE, Edge is totally awful, useless gimmicks and boring design, not user friendly or fun, just colourless and utilitarian looking.



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#21
November 29, 2015 at 09:29:05
Barates

I don't think MS have yet announced a demise date for IE11 so you are OK yet a while.

Did you try IE Reset for IE11?
It's "Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > hit Reset button".
You loose your add-ons but they soon come back with usage. Favorites are kept.

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#22
November 30, 2015 at 09:49:00
I had the same problem and after speaking to the Microsoft Tech, reset my Internet 11. No problems so far with the script errors. Just did it today.

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#23
December 3, 2015 at 21:23:58
I've reset my browser 1/2 doz. times. works for day or two , then bam back again. obvious they don't know how to fix it. As for IE 11 it will be the only explorer, the rest will have no support.

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#24
December 4, 2015 at 15:56:38
Had this problem with Windows 8.1 using i.e.11. Same issues after updating to Win 10. After examining this post; comment #14 pointed me in the right direction. As a Google search engine user like most I saved this web address and pasted into Bings search engine and here I am typing this with no "script error popups". Conclusion: The issue is with Google or Microsoft is playing games with Google to force searches to use their Bing search engine. Just a thought. Hope this narrows the trouble that some have to go to. like reset's etc.

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#25
December 4, 2015 at 16:14:02
As several folk have had this issue and a toolbar was mentioned, try running this little freebie:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

It focusses on browser malware. If it finds and fixes anything then most likely further cleaning action would be worthwhile.

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#26
December 4, 2015 at 16:28:00
In addition to post #24 don't forget to do as post #14 says. You don't have to restart though.

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#27
December 7, 2015 at 16:14:06
Don't use Adware cleaner on widows 10 it will remove files you need to keep win 10 working. I had to reinstall win 10 after using Aware cleaner, Use SpyBot

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#28
December 7, 2015 at 16:17:26
the only browsers I do not get the script error is Pale Moon and Maxthon, Have not used ei for years it just screws up everything

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#29
December 7, 2015 at 17:54:55
kennon

You have mentioned "Adware cleaner" and "Aware cleaner".

What I gave in the link is ADWCleaner. This is used widely on Win 10 - I use if myself without any issue. It is also suggested on many Security forums.

Are you by any chance thinking of Ad-Aware?

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#30
December 14, 2015 at 16:23:38
I didn't ever get this prob with 8.1, started recently after upgrade to 10. It doesn't happen every day, but at least once a week. When I get the script error, I shut down IE11 then start it back up again and....no script error. I'm sure Microsoft knows about it...but.....

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#31
December 14, 2015 at 17:03:02
noedge
You could try your luck with IE Reset.

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#32
December 16, 2015 at 15:53:29
The first thing I tried was reset months ago....it didn't work. What seems to have worked is.......since discussing it in this forum it has stopped! No script errors so far this week! It's a Christmas miracle!!

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#33
December 16, 2015 at 16:59:04
Wouldn't it be great if we could just talk computers into behaving?

Hope it lasts anyhow.

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#34
December 19, 2015 at 14:29:59
I disabled google toolbar and no script errors now for 3 weeks!

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#35
December 19, 2015 at 14:30:51
try disabling google toolbar, worked for me now 3 weeks no issues

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#36
December 19, 2015 at 15:58:48
That's good feedback. I tend to avoid all third party toolbars - they often give trouble.

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#37
December 19, 2015 at 16:48:05
Installed windows 10 a week ago, and immediately had script error problem. The weather channel website was throwing these errors every time I accessed it. Disabled google toolbar, and haven't had any issues since. Weather channel website no longer a problem.

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#38
December 29, 2015 at 04:25:58
Same here regarding Google toolbar. Script errors in IE11, especially with some forums and especially with Facebook when using messages or replies. Removing the said toolbar cured it instantly and that was months ago. OS's were 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 on various desktop and laptops. It makes no difference if you are logged in to a Google account or not. It has to be disabled or removed completely.

You can always add Google search as your homepage or make it the very top choice in Favourites.

Denis.


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#39
January 2, 2016 at 11:38:52
I have the same thing, there appears to be no fix. My own opinion is that it is Microsoft's way of forcing everyone to leave IE 11 and go to Edge. The problem does not occur with Edge but then you have a browser totally under the control of Microsoft and their advertising buddies.

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#40
January 2, 2016 at 11:42:46
Interesting I'll give that a try

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#41
January 7, 2016 at 13:55:39
This only happens to me when logged on to one site. I'm using IE 11 and Windows 10. Unchecking the Disable Script debugging entries seemed to make the delays even longer.

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#42
January 14, 2016 at 10:30:59
I had this problem too. Try completely disabling Google Toolbar add on. I did this, downloaded Bing toolbar; selected Bing as my default search engine, and guess what, perfect, no script error messages.

Sid


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#43
January 15, 2016 at 14:38:41
It's definitely Google Toolbar. I uninstalled it today (January 15) via Control Panel > Programs & Features. The script error which has become more prominent in the last couple of days disappeared instantaneously. I will report back if the fix turn out not to be the right answer.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#44
January 18, 2016 at 04:23:09
At the end of the day it's microsoft that needs their arse kicking!!! They want you to use edge not internet explorer and if like a lot of people you don't want edge with all it's unnecessary crap and you wish to use internet explorer with windows 10 you will get script errors and there doesn't seem to be any fix for it. As microsoft are now dictating what we use and I.E. isn't one of them they have no interest in fixing the problem, if the truth is known it's probably a built in virus that microsoft have hidden in windows 10. There's probably a lot more they have hidden to spy and such-like

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#45
January 18, 2016 at 10:55:33
therealsmudger
"a built in virus that microsoft"

I do love these conspiracy theories. We have 4 computers in this house and use IE (three on Windows 10). None of them ever give script errors. We don't very often see IE script errors reported on these forums either (and I've been on here for years). No doubt you would find them if you searched the whole world using Google though.

Sure, MS are not angelic but I don't think they are the culprit this time. The fact that removing Google Toolbar seems to fix the problem kinda tells me that's where the trouble lies.

Contrary to your experience I find Edge causes more issues than IE11. However, I am disinclined to therefore leap into some idea that MS are trying to make us use IE instead of Edge.

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#46
January 18, 2016 at 13:41:45
I'm not a conspiracy theory person, but either Google Toolbar or Windows 10 is the problem with IE 11 freezing and/or getting the script error, under Windows 10. One is not compatible with the other is my guess.

I switched to IE 11 after finding too many little problems with Edge. Immediately I started getting the script error problem, and some freezing. As soon as I disabled Google Toolbar, the problems went away.


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#47
January 18, 2016 at 14:21:38
Maybe it's one of those compatibility things where it is difficult to pin it on either Google or IE. One thing I do feel is that Windows 10 (generally) is a "work in progress". Plenty of bugs around in its own right and "upgrading" an operating system has always added its own little problems. My XP is more reliable that any of my three Win 10 upgrades.

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#48
January 18, 2016 at 14:33:57
Google Toolbar latest version is Version 7 which was released April 21, 2011 for Windows XP-SP2/Vista/7+. It hasn't been updated for Windows 11. On my other computer running Windows 7 SP2 Google toolbar continues to perform to my satisfaction. It seems that this 11-years-old toolbar is officially dead but not abandoned by Google. (If it was abandoned we will get runtime errors)

As for my Windows 10 rig I created IE11 tab entitled Google Search. As for script errors popping up while running Google Search in the past three days, there were none. This is good news for myself.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#49
February 2, 2016 at 13:57:06
Sorry, but this problem also happens in newest version of Firefox. I have a new Windows 10 64bit computer. The problem must be in Microsoft's NEW AND IMPROVED Windows 10, Ha Ha. Look forward to some sort of fix.

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#50
February 11, 2016 at 12:32:06
Getting rid of Google Tool bar worked for me.

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#51
March 6, 2016 at 13:26:36
I upgraded to windows 10 and had edge for about 3 weeks. then it completely disappeared and I can't get it back. that's ok, I like explorer but I get those darn script error messages too.

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#52
March 27, 2016 at 14:01:21
Today is Easter 2016 and it's still happening!

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#53
March 27, 2016 at 14:23:25
"Today is Easter 2016 and it's still happening!"
There are others too.

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