How to Remove an Internet Explorer Unhandled Exception Error

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An unhandled exception happens when a program violates the integrity of your system configuration and the system responds by blocking the program. Internet Explorer unhandled exceptions often occur due to corrupt add-ons, downloaded utilities such as toolbars that run in your browser, or popup blockers. If you receive an unhandled exception error frequently, disable the problem add-on to fix the problem. If that doesn't help, reset Internet Explorer to factory default settings to solve the unhandled exception errors.

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    Disable Problem Add-On

  1. 1

    Start Internet Explorer on your computer. Click the "Gear" icon in the top right corner of the program and select "Manage add-ons." A new window appears.

  2. 2

    Click "Toolbars and Extensions" on the left side of the window. A list of all add-ons installed on Internet Explorer appears.

  3. 3

    Click on each of the add-ons, clicking the "Disable" button in the lower right corner of the window for each one. Restart Internet Explorer.

  4. 4

    Browse the Internet to see if you continue receiving the Unhandled Exception error. If so, move on to the next section. If not, reopen the Manage Add-ons window, select one add-on and click the "Enable" button in the lower right corner. Restart Internet Explorer.

  5. 5

    Repeat Step 4 until you receive the Unhandled Exception error again. Disable the most recently enabled add-on and leave it disabled. Alternatively, search online for an updated version of the add-on.

    Reset Internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Start Internet Explorer. Click the "Gear" icon in the top right corner of the program and select "Internet Options."

  2. 2

    Click the "Advanced" tab, then click the "Reset" button at the bottom of the window. A warning dialogue box appears.

  3. 3

    Place a check mark next to "Delete personal settings" and click the "Reset" button. Allow the browser to reset, then click the "Close" button. Restart Internet Explorer.

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