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On my Windows Server 2008 machine, IE is crashing whenever I browse to a SharePoint site. A dialog appears with the title "Internet Explorer has stopped working". I also receive a message in the tray:

Internet Explorer was closed

To help protect your computer, Data Execution Prevention has closed Internet Explorer. Click to learn more.

It was working before I installed updates from Windows Update.

Any ideas?

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This is caused by the installation of KB977724 when Office 2007 applications are also installed on the machine. There are further details about this problem on the Office Sustained Engineering site.

A hotfix to this hotfix can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center.

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