Unable to open shim database version registry key – v2.0.50727.00000

Problem: Event log was registering the following .NET Runtime error: Unable to open shim database version registry key – v2.0.50727.00000 The problem didn’t manifest itself in any way that affected the user, or application, that I know of. In other words, the user

Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180

Problem: User’s Internet Explorer crashing alot. Event log registered the following error message on numerous occasions: Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.     Almost ALWAYS, this error is caused by some third party adware app