Buffer overrun detected!

I just downloaded 73 updates for an older computer running Windows XP with an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+ with 2.00 GHz of RAM.  One of the downloads with IE8 and now when I try to launch IE I get the following error message:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Buffer overrun detected!

Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

I am unable to launch IE8 right now.  How can I fix this?


Question Info

Last updated July 11, 2018 Views 1,865 Applies to:

Hi JFlood,

Method 1:

Step 1:Perform Internet Explorer optimization

How to optimize Internet Explorer


Step 2:You may also refer the below link which has the related issue and worked for the user.


Method 2:Create a new user profile

You can refer the below article and check if the issue still persists.



Hope this helps!

Thanks and Regards,
Imran M – Microsoft Support
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