Solving “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site” Error

You may encounter an error “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site  – Operation aborted” when trying to open a website that is running a Google API script or a Java Script. This may occur on lower versions of Internet Explorer and to the newly updated ones. This may be a server side or client side issue. So we are attaching here various solutions to solve “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site.”

Cannot Open Internet Site - Internet Explorer

Ways to Fix “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site”:

Modifying Script of Web site to Fix “Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site”
On server side, it may occur when loading a page that is calling a JavaScript within a page. So to workaround with it, you may add defer=”defer” tag to your the script as shown below.

<script defer=”defer” type=”text/javascript” src=”src goes here”>/*your code here*/</script>

Configure Internet Explorer to Fix This Error:
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Go to top menu,  Tools > Internet Option
3. Select Security tab
4. Select the web content: Internet

5. Click the Custom Level.
6. Look for Active scripting and Scripting of Java applets and Disable them. Click OK to save the settings.

IE Security Settings


  1. omar avila

    THANKS !!!
    i was trying to fix this isseu in the internet explorer for a long time,,,

  2. Kel

    Thank you.This has been driving me crazy for a while.Thank you!!!!!

  3. Tahseen

    Thank you so much for this fix! This has been driving me crazy!

  4. paul

    thank you

  5. Sandy

    Thank you. You explained it all so nicely and not in jargon. Unfortunately, I did it all, and then I got the message that I must TURN ON the script…Any other ideas what I could do ? Please, help me.

  6. Jay

    Works great but now YouTube doesn’t work.

  7. Brett Noack

    A little short sited. This may allow the sites to open… but you cant use them any longer… So it’s not a fix at all!

  8. Matt

    This is an absolute ridiculous “solution” to this issue. Disable all JavaScript? You might have well as said disable the internet.


    Thank you.I was about to reinstall system.

  10. Ian

    Finally fixed this problem. Thank you.

  11. kati

    Thank you. finally this problem i can fixed.

  12. Andrew


  13. srisuk

    Thank you very much. The solving step is easy to follow.

  14. cosmin


    Another way to solve this would be to add the javascript code as a child of the body tag.
    This is recommended in case your script uses document.write, otherwise the document.write would redirect you.

  15. Adrian

    Thank you very very very much!

  16. nong jang

    Thanks a lot for this guide.

  17. Ayla

    Thank you very, very much. I’m back online. Greatly appreciate your post.

  18. Stacy

    I tried to turn on/off different options and add-ons but it didn’t work. This actually fixed the problem!! Thank you so much!!

  19. steve


  20. kapil

    Thank you very much

  21. Ali

    thank so much

  22. Mr B

    Yup…that did it ….many thanks !

  23. MC

    appears to have worked for me too :o)

  24. Nik

    Thank you very much

  25. GiGi

    It fixs the problem then go to youtube and you cant see any videos all you get is black screen… so you go from one problem to another…Hello….

  26. Mandeep singh

    Thank you very much !its working Quite nicely

  27. Prateek Dalal

    Thank You,
    Keep doing such Great work.

  28. joy

    Doesn’t work for me because I was trying to configure it but I was frustrated.

  29. william kone

    I followed your posted instructions, it did not fix the problem.
    you mention add java scrip, how do I do it?

  30. Mitch

    I tried everything I could find, but nothing worked. So… I went to my control panel and located “manage addons.” I disabled every addon. Clicked on the internet icon, and voila! My internet was back! Then, I went back and started adding my “addon” back until I found the culprit that was fouling me up. It turned out to be two Adobe PDF files. When I deleted “Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper” and “Adobe PDF Link Helper” my internet opened right back up. When I added “enabled” these two addons again, my internet went away again. Go figure! Anyway, my Adobe PDF Reader was not the problem. Hope this helps someone like me who was going crazy trying to find the problem. Thanks. Mitch

  31. manish garg

    thanks for this suggestion

  32. jxjd

    it works :) !!!

  33. khizar

    thanks for the helping suggestion
    keep doing sir

  34. Petrisor

    Thank you very much, I solved the problem, I like the explaining steps………..

  35. Satyendra

    Thanks! I tried and got the solution.

  36. hemant

    Great work.
    Thanks a lot.

  37. cesar

    very very very nice thanks

  38. JRD

    Thank you !!

  39. Punkiepepper

    Oh wow! Thank you so much! I am grateful for this step by step….

  40. Vishnu Gaikwad

    Thank You Very Much, i solved the problem.

  41. m.beltrand

    Thank you very much and I solvedr the problem :)

  42. Justwolex

    Thanks so much, this helps, I have been doing everything that could help on the computer but getting frustrated.Your instructions is straight forward. Don’t hesitate to give more solutions to other problem people have with their computers. Thanks, God bless.

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  44. danish

    it worked for me my friend

  45. shrikanth

    thank you so much for giving solution

  46. chris

    Thank you!

  47. Anonymous

    Yeay Had this problem FOREVER. Couldn’t even get to firefox website to change. Thanks!

  48. Nilkanthrao

    Really very easy method you explained. I followed, but still Google web page is unavailable. Only MSN page can open. Will you help me to solve this problem.

  49. Carl St.clair

    Heloped me 100% Thank you

  50. Meyahney Mays

    Thank you so much. I tried to get rid of this. I thought it was my firewall.

  51. Karthikeyan

    thank you so much i was trying a lot methods to solve, but you made it so easy

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