Internet Explorer 8 freezes when you browse a website that is from a less privileged zone on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You select Prompt for the Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone option in Internet Explorer 8.
  • You browse a website that is from a less privileged web content zone by using Internet Explorer 8.
In this scenario, Internet Explorer 8 freezes. Additionally, you cannot exit Internet Explorer 8.

Notes
  • The expected behavior is that the webpage you try to view is redirected to the security zone configured in Internet Explorer 8.
  • This issue does not occur if you select Enable for the Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone option in Internet Explorer 8.
  • This issue does not occur if you select Enable Protected Mode in the Internet Options dialog box in Internet Explorer 8.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After apply this hotfix, you must create a registry key before you restart the computer, to have us create the registry key for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to create the registry key yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.


Fix it for me

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To create the registry key automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Notes
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  • Install the hotfix in that is mentioned in the "hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article before you run this Fix it solution.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
  • We would appreciate your feedback. To provide feedback or to report any issues with this solution, please leave a comment on the "Fix it for me" blog or send us an email message.
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Let me fix it myself

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After apply this hotfix, you must create a registry key before you restart the computer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    , type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
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    If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, provide confirmation.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey accordingly:
    1. For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_CROSS_IL_REDIRECT_KB2737468
    2. For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2 and IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_CROSS_IL_REDIRECT_KB2737468
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
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Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering.ptxmlNot applicable1,14113-Jul-200920:45
Mshtml.dll8.0.7601.220736,028,28828-Jul-201216:56
Mshtml.tlb8.0.7600.163851,638,91213-Jul-200923:42
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering.ptxmlNot applicable1,14113-Jul-200920:36Not applicable
Mshtml.dll8.0.7601.220739,058,30428-Jul-201217:53x64
Mshtml.tlb8.0.7600.163851,638,91213-Jul-200923:58Not applicable
Mshtml.dll8.0.7601.220736,028,28828-Jul-201216:56x86
Mshtml.tlb8.0.7600.163851,638,91213-Jul-200923:42Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering.ptxmlNot applicable1,14113-Jul-200920:45Not applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering.ptxmlNot applicable1,14113-Jul-200920:36Not applicable
Mshtml.dll8.0.7601.2207317,434,11228-Jul-201216:43IA-64
Mshtml.tlb8.0.7600.163851,638,91214-Jul-200900:12Not applicable
Mshtml.dll8.0.7601.220736,028,28828-Jul-201216:56x86
Mshtml.tlb8.0.7600.163851,638,91213-Jul-200923:42Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering.ptxmlNot applicable1,14113-Jul-200920:45Not applicable

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about the Internet Explorer policy settings, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about the Internet Explorer policy settings
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_7b863f4060d28697fc7f9c57b61a14f4_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_976ba02c6944f49a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size704
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_304c5e8c10bce574.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size713,762
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:07
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_1fcaf016a5ce31a80bc4212db30345d3_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_b2ad800542adb39e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,058
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03
File nameAmd64_b0ca27ed23465707a4bc3263bd744ffa_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_af28d6d9dc712c5d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size708
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_8c6afa0fc91a56aa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size713,769
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:11
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_96bfa461fd7b18a5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712,781
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:11
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_fb688285e10686f14bc315a72c19969b_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_35abc991799ad010.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,056
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_304e028210baee70.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size713,767
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ie-htmlrendering_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7601.22073_none_96bfa461fd7b18a5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712,781
Date (UTC)30-Jul-2012
Time (UTC)08:03

Properties

Article ID: 2737468 - Last Review: February 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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