Do-It-Yourself Solution for Application Error 523

One of the main reasons that businesses of any size relay on computers is because of their ability to bring the people inside the business together via networking. When computer systems begin to fail a telltale sign of this will be your inability to properly communicate with the network. When this occurs, it is not uncommon to see error messages pop up and one of the most common is Application Error 523. This error message makes it hard to communicate with the network and will also keep you from completing certain tasks if left alone for too long.

What Causes Application Error 523?

Application Error 523 can be the result of several causes. One of the most common causes of Application Error 523 is having installed updates or new programs on your computer in a manner that is inconsistent thus causing your computer to become unresponsive and experience trouble with networking. Another likely cause is the gaining of adware and/or spyware that hinders certain aspects of your communication with your business’ network.

How to Fix Application Error 523

Repairing your Application Error 523 is essential if you hope to effectively communicate with your business’ network without interruption. There are two common fixes that can be applied in order to remedy the situation.

Solution 1: Running a Windows Update

Your computer should be set to run updates automatically, but there could still be something that was missed on the last update. In order to be certain that your computer system is running properly, you can manually run a Windows Update.


Start your computer in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key while the computer is booting up.

  1. Click the start button.
  2. Click on All Programs.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Follow the prompts.
  5. Restart your computer in regular mode.

Solution 2: Adware/Spyware Removal

There may be a chance that there is adware and/or spyware that is causing the Application Error 523 message you keep seeing. Running a quality adware/spyware program to remove any and all unwanted malicious ad-on software is always a good idea. Microsoft offers a program called Defender for Windows XP and newer operating systems.


Go to and download Defender.

  1. Run a full scan once download is complete.
  2. Remove any adware/spyware that is found.
  3. Restart your computer.

Thank you for choosing our website to help you with your Application Error 523 problems. We hope that the information provided will help you rid yourself of the problem so you can effectively communicate with your network once more. Should you continue to experience problems or you simply have more questions, please contact us right away. Good luck!

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