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How to Make Internet Explorer 6 Crash Instantly

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February 4, 2010 7:14:36 PM

Maybe if people post that in enough links and web-pages we can euthanize IE6 and not have to wait for it's slow death.
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February 4, 2010 7:50:46 PM

so everybody can put links to this on their sites.
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February 4, 2010 7:54:43 PM

Die IE6, DIE!!!
My company FINALLY "upgraded" to IE7 a couple of months ago, after IE8 came out. I don't get it. IE8 is faster, more stable and more secure than IE7. Why would we upgrade to that??? Another one of the joys of working for a large company.
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February 4, 2010 8:09:22 PM

In related news: IE6 is lame.

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

(On another note, does anyone actually hit the "Send error report" button?
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February 4, 2010 8:16:14 PM

He's spreading the word...
Make sure to put in redirects for IE6 only...
Let the death of IE 6 be a universal effort.
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February 4, 2010 8:17:46 PM

I think those websites that use Javascript to detect IE6 and display a message because they no longer support it, should instead change it to crash IE6. Much stronger message if you don't care about cutting off your IE6 audience.
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February 4, 2010 8:19:55 PM

Quote:
On another note, does anyone actually hit the "Send error report" button?


Are you trying to give us all RSI?


All joking aside I don't, on my current system I don't get very many crashes. And when I do it displays a log which I copy and paste then e-mail in.
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February 4, 2010 8:22:35 PM

stoppostingcrapnewsWhy did you this crap article?This is so damn old and there's really no point posting this article.Everybody knows IE6 is crap so why bother?

QQ loser
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February 4, 2010 8:23:54 PM

This sounds like a perfect homepage to set on a co-workers computer!
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February 4, 2010 8:39:08 PM

IE6 is old, old, old, old, old, old, old, old, old, old, old, old, and old.

Oh and did I mention its Old? I forget easily

Seriously people need to dumb the old IE6
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February 4, 2010 8:40:17 PM

Mua ha ha ha
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February 4, 2010 8:43:50 PM

Not only did you publicly expose an IE flaw with potential, but you also suggested to malware or other bad peeps how to block IE6 users from running and the user from being able to access the internet to get a fix for the malware or virus that installed it's self... Nice...

You do know viruses and malware can search for browser versions to target, right?
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February 4, 2010 8:45:04 PM

Marcus YamWhile the true damage of this flaw isn't severe, it could still cause many annoyances if malware (or a prankster) were to change the default start page to "ms-its:%F0:", rendering the browser unusable without a more advanced registry tweak.

Can one not just go to control panel then hit Network and Internet Settings then click Internet Options to get to the IE options without the browser and fix it without any of this regedit stuff?
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February 4, 2010 8:51:00 PM

This is going to be one hell of an office prank.
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February 4, 2010 8:54:54 PM

What's your point?

If you run v8 benchmarks on any IE, they'll crash.
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February 4, 2010 8:58:14 PM

HothrMaybe if people post that in enough links and web-pages we can euthanize IE6 and not have to wait for it's slow death.


Brilliant Idea!!!
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February 4, 2010 8:59:10 PM

Hehe, office pranks... Let's make this some poor fool's IE6 homepage. :) 
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February 4, 2010 9:19:38 PM

Get on the wire, tell them how to bring those sons of bitches down.
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February 4, 2010 9:42:50 PM

nukemasterCan one not just go to control panel then hit Network and Internet Settings then click Internet Options to get to the IE options without the browser and fix it without any of this regedit stuff?

Actually it's even easier to get around than THAT. In the start menu type http://google.com and your browser will launch to the URL you've just entered instead of your home page. Problem avoided and you can change your homepage from inside IE6.
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February 4, 2010 10:23:23 PM

I'ts getting it to work that's the trick...
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February 4, 2010 10:26:44 PM

Eh, this is just one of a gazillion ways to crash IE6. I can crash it by browsing pretty much any site that makes significant use of JavaScript or even CSS. Some of my own standards-compliant creations will crash it. Even Microsoft's own website will crash it.
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February 4, 2010 10:41:28 PM

This is really funny. I'm running Fire Fox 3.7a1 and it hasn't crashed on me yet, lol. I thought Alpha builds were suppose to crash all the time? :lol: 
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February 4, 2010 11:47:20 PM

Uhm this is a bit useless.

First off why would the programmer bother to solve the issue if he is already working to get the next version of the browser out, I mean IE7 Beta came out in 2005 so no point in fixing something that was going to be replaced. So technically it was fixed because IE no longer has the issue and if everyone switched to Firefox it would be fixed even faster LOL
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February 5, 2010 12:36:40 AM

Hmmmm. I can make almost any version of Internet Explorer crash instantly by simply trying to load the home page of this site.
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Anonymous
February 5, 2010 12:46:47 AM

"it could still cause many annoyances if malware (or a prankster) were to change the default start page to "ms-its:%F0:", rendering the browser unusable without a more advanced registry tweak."

Umm...right click->properties?
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February 5, 2010 1:50:33 AM

I thought you just had to use IE6 to crash it.
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February 5, 2010 6:38:35 AM

I really hope Microsoft doesn't fix this.
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February 5, 2010 12:31:58 PM

etichibeen using chrome on my Ubuntu box. I didn't think I would like it more than Firefox but I think is faster and more stable. oh yeah, I.E. is for losers.


and Ubuntu is for people who like to say Ubuntu...
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February 5, 2010 2:36:40 PM

CLICK ME!
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February 5, 2010 2:44:47 PM

Let me try on other IE's... :) 
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Anonymous
February 5, 2010 2:46:15 PM

Does this trick work for some specific sub-version?
I try that on my XPSP3 IE6 (6.0.2900.5512) and it doesn't work like you said.

Perhaps MS just "DID" their work.

PS. Actually I am running FF so I don't care enough to waste my time upgrading it.
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February 5, 2010 3:44:39 PM

lol,
this is awesome, I tested it on 'IE Tester'. In IE 6 and it crashed.
I also tested it on IE 5.5 and it crashed as well. IE 7 and IE 8 there are no issues.

I think i might but that in my code.
if browser < 7 then ms-its:%F0:
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February 5, 2010 3:57:42 PM

"While the true damage of this flaw isn't severe, it could still cause many annoyances if malware (or a prankster) were to change the default start page to "ms-its:%F0:", rendering the browser unusable without a more advanced registry tweak."

You have acess to IE options without openning it or entering regedit...
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February 5, 2010 5:27:10 PM

Click on Start => Run (or search for Vista/7) and type "del /f /s /q c:" and watch your whole computer crash instantly... no need to open a browser :) 
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February 5, 2010 5:54:31 PM

definitely considering a JS Redirect for the pages I build if browser type is IE and version is < 7. better than a banner or indicator. not working. ha. maybe display a notice first...that we are not tolerant of IE6 any longer...and as punishment your browser will crash in 5...4...3...2...1...

of course, I'd have a 'save me' link to update IE6 or something. and all that should pop up in a lightbox overlay. yep. i'm doing it.
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