What is iexplore.exe?
The iexplore.exe is the executable file of the Internet Explorer browser. This file is a Windows system file and by default is located in the %systems% folder.
Note: %system% is a variable. By default, for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP the path is C:\Windows\system32. For Windows NT and Windows 2000 the path is C:\Winnt\system32, and for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME the path is C:\Windows\System.
Iexplore.exe Application Error 1
When you launch Internet Explorer 6.0 on a Windows XP computer, the Internet Explorer browser crashes and you receive an error message similar to the one displayed below:
“Iexplore.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
A Click here link is present at the bottom of the error message box. When you click this link, you find error signature information similar to one given below:
Note: You may find that instead of Module name Mo030414s.dll, one of the following files listed below is mentioned in the error signature:
What causes “Iexplore.exe” error Internet Explorer 6.0?
The above issue occurs when you have installed any of the browser helper objects (BHOs) mentioned below and are logged in with a limited user account on your computer.
- Morpheus Shopping Club
- WURLD Shopping Community
The above error is triggered when one or more of these BHOs attempts to make changes to certain system files and registry entries but is unable to do so because of limited access rights. To access these system files and registry entries, administrative credentials are required. As the user is logged on to the system with limited rights the BHO is not able to make the desired changes and the error occurs.
To fix the above error, remove the browser helper object from your computer or long on to your computer with administrative privileges.
Iexplore.exe Application Error 2
When you attempt to open a timesheet in Microsoft Project Web Access, the Internet Explorer closes and an error message similar to the one mentioned below appears on your screen:
“Iexplore.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close”
Why the Iexplore.exe error occurs when you try to open a timesheet in Microsoft Project Web Access?
Typically, this error occurs when the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer is installed.
To fix the issue, you may use either of the methods listed below:
Method 1 – Uninstall Google Toolbar
To do this, perform the following steps:
- Click Start and then select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate and select Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer and click Remove.
- Restart Internet Explorer.
Method 2 – Disable third-party browser extensions in Internet Explorer
To do this, perform the following steps
- Open Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced Tab.
- Under the Browsing section, clear the checkbox before Enable third-party browser extensions.
- Click Apply to save the changes and then click OK.
- Restart Internet Explorer.
Iexplore.exe Application Error 3
When you attempt to launch Internet Explorer 5.0 or Internet Explorer 5.5 on a Windows 2000 computer, the following error may occur:
“IEXPLORE.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program.
An error log is being created.”
Further, when you double-click any desktop item, another error message, similar to the one shown below appears:
“Explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
Dr Watson will run and create a log file.”
What causes the Iexplore.exe error in this case?
The above error may occur if Quarterdeck CleanSweep was installed prior to upgradation to Windows 2000.
To resolve the issue, uninstall Quarterdeck CleanSweep from your Windows 2000 computer.