Putting a Stop to Runtime Error 217

Runtime error 217 is like other Runtime Errors in that is not all that uncommon. This error is typically associated with PC users who have just installed Norton and/or upgraded their Internet Explorer version with the problem being the computer is not recognizing something with one or both programs.


Runtime Error 217 Symptoms

Runtime Error 217 can make it so you can’t access certain programs or files properly. Additionally, with this particular Runtime Error an overall slowdown of the PC’s speed is usually a frustrating side effect and when left alone it only intensifies.


Runtime Error 217 Causes

Runtime Error 217 can be caused by a couple of different things. It might be that a virus was installed along with the new program you installed. It could also be that your computer’s registry is too cluttered and therefore didn’t allow the program to be installed properly. If this is the case, the computer and the program will battle back and forth to provide information for one another.


Fixing Runtime Error 217

A quick anti-virus scan is never a bad idea when any Runtime Error occurs and Runtime Error 217 is no acceptation. However, if that doesn’t work you can try the following to elevate the problem:


  1. Click Start Button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Select Programs, then Manage Add Ons.
  5. Locate Norton Confidential Browser Helper in list being used by Internet Explorer.
  6. Click Disable.
  7. Click OK to confirm.

Restart your computer allowing changes to take hold.

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