I use Kaspersky internet security version 188.8.131.52, recently my vista/internet explorer kept crashing/giving this error message – “a runtime error has occured. Do you wish to debug? Line 1: invalid character” and windows offered to check for a solution. This feature is very useful and does work. You can also get at it by going to the control panel, then selecting the problem reports and solutions link. It maintains a list of unresolved problems and suggested solutions. In my case, it said:
Run the Kaspersky Anti-Virus tool to fix this problem
This problem was caused by Kaspersky Anti-Virus, which was created by Kaspersky Lab.
To solve this problem, you will need to run the automatic update tool that comes with Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Go online to learn how to use the tool:
It also had links to the Kaspersky website update tools section. This problem seems to be resolved with after downloading and installing their update kav184.108.40.2067en.exe
Related to this, l also went ahead and installed as suggested by Vista:
This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between this version of Windows and this version of Visual Studio 2005. This program was created by Microsoft.
To solve this problem, go online and install the following updates: