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urlmon.dll crash

May 12, 2014

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How is Urlmon.dll used?

Urlmon.dll is an important file that is required by applications when they perform OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) operations.

Through the urlmon.dll application, URL monikers can perform binding asynchronously to OLE objects via URLs. URL monikers encapsulate protocols. An application simply binds to the URL moniker. The moniker works to activate the OLE object and go to the specified Internet location

Do not remove the urlmon.dll file. If you remove this file, applications, such as Internet Explorer that require OLE will not function properly.

About Urlmon.dll crash

Urlmon.dll causes many programs to crash, such as Flash plugin, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Outlook or Internet Explorer (sometimes, after you installed Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer).

A crash is an event in which a program ceases to function properly, often exiting after encountering errors. The program responsible may appear to freeze or hang until a crash reporting service documents details of the crash. If an application crashes, the program stops and there is nothing anyone can do about it, other than starting the program again.

For example, when using Internet Explorer on a Windows XP computer, the Internet Explorer closes and you get an error message that refers to the urlmon.dll file. You may fix this problem by removing the security update KB942615. To do this, perform the following methods:


Method 1

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs to open its corresponding window.
Select Security Update for Windows XP KB942615 and click Remove.
Restart your computer.

To ensure complete uninstallation using Add or Remove Programs, you may use a more efficient third-party tool, such as DLL TOOL to perform the removal.

Method 2

The above issue may resolve if you clear the restricted Websites list. To do this, perform the following steps:

Open Internet Explorer, navigate to the Tools menu and click Internet Options.
On the Security tab, click the Restricted Sites icon to highlight it, and then click the Sites button.
Select all Websites present in the list one by one and click the Remove button each time to remove the websites from the list.
After you have removed all the websites, click the Close button.
Next, click Apply and then click OK.

Method 3

To resolve this issue, re-register the DLL files

i. Click Start, and then Type Run and hit enter.
ii. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll in the Open box, and then click OK.
iii. Click OK when you receive the following message: DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded

In Internet options under the advanced tab there is a box at the bottom to reset IE to the default state, only use if IE is unstable.

Also in the About Internet Explorer option at the bottom of the settings drop down list right under internet options, uncheck "Install new versions automatically". This should prevent this happening in the future.

This problem and this kind of problems in general, is caused by improper setting of the associated program or corrupted registry keys of Urlmon.dll. How to solve it: repair the registry with DLL TOOL.