Windows Vista Internet Explorer Crashes or Hangs with an Error

There are many reasons for Internet Explorer crashes or hangs. Following are common errors:

=> Internet Explorer has stopped responding…

=> Internet Explorer has stopped working…

=> Internet Explorer is restarting…

First scan your computer for computer for malicious software / malware , viruses or spyware. They can cause lots of damage. Run your anti virus and anti-malware software to scan computer.

Next always update your Windows to latest version and apply all patches.

Finally remove / disable all IE addons.
a) Click on Start > Start Search.
b) Type Inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
c) Select Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

This will reset all settings and disable add-ons. Now start Internet explore again.

Halt or stop linux firewall

A firewall is designed to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or by malicious software (viruses that use unsolicited incoming network traffic to attack).

Also before you disable your firewall, you must disconnect your computer from all networks, including the Internet to avoid damage :D

You would like to Halt linux firewall or stop linux firewall (i.e. flush iptables rules). First login as root user.

Option A – If you are redhat Linux user type command:

If you are using Red Hat (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora Core Linux, use the following command:

/etc/init.d/iptables stop


service iptables stop

Option B – If you are Debian Linux user type following commands one by one

iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT