FIX: Clicking a SELECT HTML element that is in a drop-down list may cause Internet Explorer 6 to crash

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You may make multiple changes to a SELECT HTML element that is in a drop-down list on a Web page. When you do this on a computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may experience a crash in Internet Explorer.
This problem occurs if the SELECT HTML element in the drop-down list does not have the correct focus.

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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 Web site: 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.


You must have Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size      File name   --------------------------------------------------------   07-Dec-2004  00:24  6.00.2800.1483  2,697,728 Mshtml.dll 	
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, 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

Article ID: 890208 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:01:09 - Revision: 1.7

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