Internet explorer will not run after windows update last night

Running windows 7 home premium 64 bit
System updated to IE11 yesterday, and it ran ok.
then overnight more updates were applied.
Now it will not run at all, will not start.
The window simply shuts down.
I get the IE has stopped working message, and sometimes an error writing to memory message.

I tried running with no-add ons, and get the same result.

Tried uninstalling IE11, I think it is now back to IE10.
Same result.


I too found that going back to an older version fixed it.

Here is what else I found...

I shut down the PC and it again had updates ready to install. I let them install and restarted the PC and now IE was broken again! I did a search for IE no Internet access after latest security update and found that in some cases when IE installs the latest security update it selects a proxy server that effectively blocks program access to the Internet through IE. Since I don't use IE I never experienced any of the noted issues with my PC after the latest update. I however have a program that uses IE and thats when I found that I had the issue.

What I did was follow these steps. Within IE I selected tools>Internet options>advanced tab> "reset" and now it all works fine.

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Last updated February 11, 2020 Views 10,690 Applies to:

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