After downloading the Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update for December 2007, some customers using IE6 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 have experienced an unexpected crash or hang upon launching Internet Explorer.
This might occur while navigating to a website hosting considerable media content (for example: http://msn.com) resulting in Internet Explorer displaying a dialog that states “Internet Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close”. If you experience this issue, implement the applicable workaround provided in the following knowledge base article:
For your security, we strongly recommend that you deploy the Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update for December 2007.
Terry McCoy Program Manager Internet Explorer Security
Update: We have updated Knowledge Base article 946627. Please see the Microsoft Security Response Center blog post here for further details.