Any idea what could cause this?
If you have crashing issues try those: 1. Run in compatibility mode 2. Disable add-ons: iexplore.exe -extoff
Looks like disabling add-ons helped you. For me the specific add-on I had to disable was "SharePoint Export Database Launcher" and that fixed it for me.
Disabling add-ons worked, but caused other issues. I found on another site where they stated to run IE as administrator. That is working for me for now.
In our case, after installing Office 2016 our users' browsers crash when launching a SharePoint site on SharePoint Foundation 2013. Our browsers did not have the "SharePoint Export Database Launcher" add-on. The event logs show an IE crash / and reference: ucrtbase.DLL.
I also didn't feel rolling back to Office 2013 was a "fix", just a temporary work around.
As of 6/30/16, we're on the latest and greatest Office 2016 release (through Office 365 subscription), and this is still an issue for our users, so Microsoft has not fixed this problem with any recent releases. Maybe there's a patch we just haven't approved yet in WSUS. (yeah, we use WSUS, don't judge me too harshly...)
I wound up troubleshooting this all the way down to the GPO we had in place controlling IE settings for our entire user base.
For anyone that has a similar issue, try this: (this assumes your users access the SharePoint site via your Intranet...)
Open Group Policy Mgmt, then edit the policy controlling your IE Settings. Expand User Configuration, then Policies, then Administrative Templates, then Windows Components. Next, expand Internet Explorer, then Internet Control Panel, then Security Page, then select Intranet Zone. Locate the setting Turn on Protect Mode, and set this to Not Configured, or Disabled. Close Group Policy Mgmt Editor, ensure your policy updates, and force your user(s) to gpupdate. Launch a new IE browser and see if that resolves the issue.
Worked for us.
This is a known issue Office 2016 Click To Run 16.0.6528.1017 can crash IE 11 when protected mode is enabled
UPDATED on 5/4/2016 *
You have Office 2016 Click to Run installed version 16.0.6528.1017 (March 16, 2016 first release channel) or greater and IE11 and your SharePoint side is in an IE security zone that has Protected Mode turned on.
When the above is true and you navigate to some SharePoint web pages (like a list), IE will crash.
This is a bug.
Disable protected mode in the IE security zone.
This issue should be resolved in build 16.0.6911.1000 or later of Office.
Official Technet link here
Use 64 bit IE for SharePoint sites.
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