Microsoft Edge Failes to Launch With Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Running

Fixed Issue #9256746


Oct 7, 2016
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Reported by 3 people

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Steps to reproduce

This issue was introduced in Build 15936 and is still present in Build 14942. Numerous reports in Feedback Hub, including the one I submitted today referencing an earlier report: feedback-hub:?contextid=343&feedbackid=61002035-5f11-4c61-b424-f865bac3068b&form=1&src=2

  1. Click the Edge icon in the task bar and it begins to launch with the blue background and Edge icon displayed and immediately closes.
  2. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit displays the notification “Microsoft Edge (and add-ons) is now protected by Malarebytes Anti-Exploit Free” – except that Edge has already closed.

From Event Viewer:

Activation of app Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge failed with error: The remote procedure call failed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

Faulting application name: browser_broker.exe, version: 11.0.14936.1000, time stamp: 0x57e61be1
Faulting module name: browserbroker.dll, version: 11.0.14936.1000, time stamp: 0x57e61b44
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x0000000000001b98
Faulting process id: 0x11cc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d220f181f1dcbf
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\browser_broker.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\browserbroker.dll
Report Id: 067494e3-ebfb-4183-b9d4-9d825bd09180
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


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Comments and activity

  • Typo in first sentence! Should read, "This issue was introduced in Build 14936".

  • Also seeing this issue.

  • Confirmed here as well, in 14936 and 14942.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

  • Issue continues in Build 14946.

    I repeated the steps to uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE), delete the Program Data folder, restart. Edge then launched and I downloaded/reinstalled MBAE. Closed Edge, but unfortunately, with MBAE running, only the splash screen started before Edge closed. Checking Event Viewer, the errors remain the same as originally reported.

  • This issue was resolved. Malwarebytes Customer Supported provided advance copy of MBAE version 1.09.1 and Microsoft Edge now launches! (Thanks to all who responded

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

  • Thank you all for the feedback. Will close it out as fixed per last comment.

    All the best,
    The MS Edge Team

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