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Offline SpinBlade

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Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« on: July 23, 2013, 06:09:14 AM »
Hi,

I'm getting browser crashes in IE10 on Win7 SP1. It will just suddenly happen. The tab will crash with an "Internet Explorer has stopped working" message. It will try fix it, but can't, and then I have to hit 'close' and the tab will refresh itself. Sometimes all the tabs refresh themselves after one of the tabs crashes.

It's related to an Avast process called aswJsFlt.dll

Whenever a tab crashes, I get the following message in Event Viewer:

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 10.0.9200.16537, time stamp: 0x512347f7
Faulting module name: aswJsFlt.dll_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x518b62b8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x5eaf5bf0
Faulting process id: 0x99e0
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce874b7a59a650
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: aswJsFlt.dll
Report Id: 28e3c8a6-f342-11e2-81a3-4487fc610caa

It's happening often now. Please advise. Thanks.

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 02:08:00 PM »
I believe that is an avast script shield file. You could investigate by turning off/uninstalling the script shield for a while.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=96129.msg766508#msg766508

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 06:15:47 PM »
Hi, mag. Thanks. That didn't work though. I switched off script shield and IE10 crashed again within minutes:

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 10.0.9200.16537, time stamp: 0x512347f7
Faulting module name: aswJsFlt.dll_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x518b62b8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x5eaf5bf0
Faulting process id: 0x841c
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce88250ad39605
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: aswJsFlt.dll
Report Id: 8a3a23b2-f48c-11e2-81a3-4487fc610caa

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 10:29:04 PM »
SpinBlade you didn,t mention what version of Avast do you use. Latest version is 8.0.1489. http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=123563.0

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 01:41:34 PM »
Hi, JuninhoSlo. I'm on the latest version, 8.0.1489.

Just happened again as I opened a tab to visit this forum:

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 10.0.9200.16537, time stamp: 0x512347f7
Faulting module name: aswJsFlt.dll_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x518b62b8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x6ea05bf0
Faulting process id: 0x1284
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce891415571ad9
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: aswJsFlt.dll
Report Id: 66803dbe-f52f-11e2-abd5-4487fc610caa

Thanks.

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 02:31:24 PM »
Hard to know what to suggest - I have W7sp1, IE10 and avast free and have no issues.

You could try an avast repair - Control panel, uninstall, repair. I've rarely known it solve a problem though.

You could also try completely uninstalling the scriptshield component from avast to see if that solves it.

What other addons or plugins does your IE10 have  - you could try disabling them.

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 07:31:33 AM »
Hi, mag. Thanks. Yeah, just some standard addons -- flash and Java and whatnot. I'll try disable them and uninstall script shield, like you said. Yeah, strange problem.

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013, 08:18:02 AM »
Unless a member of the avast team or someone more knowledgeable chips in that's about all I can suggest - keep disabling things and see if you can track down the culprit.

(I take it you've already tried clearing IE cache?)

I would try uninstalling webrep from IE10 too. Shouldn't logically be connected, but I do recall a plan for webrep to also interrogate malware info sources - and a scriptshield library may possibly be one of those sources? Don't know if it was ever carried through though.

As a last resort you could try a complete uninstall/reinstall of avast - with no guarantee that anything will change though.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 08:45:36 AM by mag »

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Re: Avast dll crashing Internet Explorer
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 09:38:18 AM »
Hi. Thanks for those suggestions. Yeah, I have cleared the cache. And I've had WebRep disabled for ages now. Not a lot really to disable, just flash, PDF helper and the Java plugin. But I will try running IE10 without them for a bit. So, yeah, I suppose I'll have to uninstall/reinstall Avast when I have a chance, like you say, if just to perhaps rule that out. Thanks for your help, mag.

 

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