- The A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error can occur with any of your software at any time.
- The most common cause for this error is the missing or malfunctioning drivers, but your antivirus may be at fault as well.
- Continue reading to learn how to fix these and many more issues in order to be able to open any app without a problem.
On Windows 10 you can sometimes get A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error in any of your programs, so today we’ll try to cover this issue and show you how to fix this error on Windows 10.
We have to point out that this error can happen in any application, and we have already mentioned some cases where A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error occurs, and today we have more fixes for this issue.
What programs are affected by this error?
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error message can crash your favorite applications and games. This is an annoying problem, and speaking of problems, users reported the following issues as well:
- A problem caused the program to stop working correctly GTA V, The Sims 3, The Sims 4, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty, Need for Speed, GTA San Andras, League of Legends, Far Cry, Battlefield 4 – This error message can appear while trying to run many other games.
- A problem caused the program to stop working correctly Internet Explorer, Outlook, OneDrive, Visual Studio, Excel, iTunes, Word, Adobe Reader, Remote desktop, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Autocad, Steam, Skype, Firefox, Google Chrome – This error can also appear in various applications listed above.
- A problem caused the program to stop working please close the program – This error forces the application to crash, can be fixed using one of our solutions.
What can I do if a program to stop working in Windows 10?
- Uninstall the KB3132372 update
- Remove the Norton Antivirus software
- Change the Comodo firewall settings
- Make sure that the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service is running
- Update your graphics card drivers
- Create a new Neat database
- Rename the Skype folder
- Turn off EVGA Precision
- Update DirectX
- Disable Origin in-game for Battlefield 4
1. Uninstall the KB3132372 update
- Open Control Panel by using the Windows Key + S combination to search for it.
- Click on Programs and Features.
- Click on View installed updates.
- Find the Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3132372).
- Some users report that this update is called Security Update for Windows, but to be sure, just look for update KB3132372.
- Uninstall it and restart your computer.
2. Remove the Norton Antivirus software
According to the reports, it seems that Norton Antivirus can sometimes cause this issue, so it’s advised that you disable it, but if disabling Norton Antivirus doesn’t help, you might have to uninstall it.
You can remove Norton Antivirus just like any other software, but it would be a better idea to use the help of a third-party tool that will help you remove any trace of the app.
A regular uninstall doesn’t guarantee the removal of all the files of the program but this clever tool will wipe out any traces of Norton Antivirus for sure.
If you’re using any antivirus solution and you want to completely remove it from your PC we strongly recommend CCleaner.
The app has a built-in uninstaller as well as a junk file cleaner and registry cleaner, so you will be sure that everything related to your antivirus will be completely removed,
If your antivirus is interfering with your software, then it would be a good idea to switch to a different one. Plenty of Windows 10 compatible antivirus software are proven to ensure 100% real-time protection without having an impact on any other app on your PC.
Along with the no-interfering, many antivirus software integrates a don’t disturb type of feature for when you are gaming or watching a movie.
When you turn it on, the antivirus will still run in the background as usual, but it won’t pop up any intrusive alert until you turn it back on.
3. Change the Comodo firewall settings / Uninstall Comodo firewall
- Open Comodo firewall.
- When Comodo firewall opens, click on Tasks in the top right corner.
- Navigate to Advanced tasks, and click on Open Advanced Settings.
- Click on Security Settings.
- Go to Defense+, then HIPS, and select HIPS Settings.
- Find Detect shellcode injections and click on Exclusions.
- Click the little arrow at the bottom of the Manage Exclusions window and choose Add, then select Files.
- Locate chrome.exe in the following folder (default location) and double click it:
C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication
- Click OK (Chrome should now be added to the exclusions list).
- Click OK in Advanced Settings window to save the changes.
4. Make sure that the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service is running
- Press Windows Key + R, type services.msc, and press Enter or click OK.
- Locate the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service and double click it.
- Locate the Startup Type section and check if it’s set to Automatic. If not, use the dropdown menu and set the Startup Type to Automatic.
- Click on the Recovery tab. Find the First Failure section and choose Restart the Service from the menu.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
- Find the Neat shortcut, right-click it, and choose Run as administrator.
5. Update your graphics card drivers
Sometimes this error can be caused by an incompatible driver, so in order to avoid such issues, it’s advised that you update your graphics card drivers.
If you don’t know how to update your graphics card driver, we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide that will help you do it with ease.
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However, it’s a lot easier to update your drivers automatically by using DriverFix. It’s extremely easy to use and it will finish the job in a fraction of the time used for the manual procedure.
There are just two steps to perform. The first is to download and install DriverFix. As soon as you run the program, this awesome tool will immediately start scanning your system for driver problems.
After just a few minutes you will receive a report with suggested driver fixes.
The second step is to click on the Select All checkbox from the top to install all the drivers in one go. Of course, you also have the option of installing just one or several by checking just their corresponding boxes.
6. Create a new Neat database
- Go to the Documents folder, or to the folder where your Cabinet is saved (by default, it should be Documents).
- Find your Cabinet and move it to your Desktop.
- Start the Neat Support Center.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Click on the Create Database button.
- Start Neat again, and it should create a new database.
7. Rename the Skype folder
- Close Skype completely.
- Press Windows Key + R and type %appdata%. Press Enter or click OK.
- Locate the Skype folder and rename it to Skype_old.
- Press Windows Key + R, type %temp%skype and press Enter or click OK.
- Locate the DbTemp folder and delete it.
- Restart Skype.
8. Turn off EVGA Precision
We know that many gamers use EVGA Precision tool in order to get maximum performance from their graphic card.
However, sometimes EVGA Precision can cause A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error while running certain games.
To fix this, you just need to turn of EVGA Precision and your favorite games should run without any problems.
9. Update DirectX
If any game is crashing for you, you might want to update DirectX to the latest version.
Most games have DirectX setup tool in their installation directory, so make sure that you run DirectX setup from the game’s directory.
10. Disable Origin in-game for Battlefield 4
- In Origin, right-click Battlefield 4 and choose Properties.
- Now check Disable Origin in-game for this game.
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly error can prevent you from running your favorite applications, but you should be able to fix this error by using one of our solutions.
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