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FIX: Unhandled exception error in Windows 10

Below are a few methods that you can use to get things working again. It is important to note that these instructions are designed for Windows 10 users.

How do I fix the Windows 10 unhandled exception errors?

1. Run a virus scan

  1. Press the Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Update & Security section.
  3. Select Windows Security from the left panel.
  4. In the right panel, click on Open Windows Defender Security Center.
  5. Select the Virus & threat protection, and click on Quick scan.

Possible malware interference is a viable reason for the unhandled exception errors.

Making sure that your PC is protected from the effects of the malware presence is of utmost importance. In this case, we recommend a full scan.

You can do so with the built-in protective software Windows Defender, or with a third-party antimalware solution.

There are many great antivirus tools on the market, but if you’re looking for a security solution that won’t interfere with your system, you might want to consider using ESET Internet Security.

This antivirus software is a next-generation security solution that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and keep your digital life safe.

This great tool blocks malicious activity, stops any spamming or data theft attempts and warns you immediately.

ESET Internet Security

ESET Internet Security

With this proficient security tool running on your device you never have to worry about cyberattacks that cause Windows 10 unhandled exception errors.

2. Uninstall recent updates

Unhandled exception error in Windows 10
  1. Press the Windows key and type in view update history.
  2. Click on the Uninstall updates option.
  3. Right-click on a recently installed update and uninstall it.

In case nothing changes, it means that the update wasn’t the problem. You can reinstall it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Just remember the update number.

3. Perform a clean boot

disable startup programs
  1. Press the Windows key + R, type msconfig, and click OK.
  2. Go to the System Configuration dialog box, and select the Services tab.
  3. Check the Hide all Microsoft services box.
  4. Click on Disable all.
  5. Select the Startup tab, and click on Open Task Manager.
  6. You will see a list of startup items relevant to your PC. Select each and click Disable.
  7. Close Task Manager after you are done with each startup item and click OK.
  8. Restart your PC.

Your PC will now boot in what is termed as the clean boot environment where all third-party programs are disabled. This will enable the PC to start with only a minimal set of drivers and programs.

Run a System Scan to discover potential errors

Restoro Scan

Click Start Scan to find Windows issues.

Restoro Fix

Click Repair All to fix issues with Patented Technologies.

Run a PC Scan with Restoro Repair Tool to find errors causing security problems and slowdowns. After the scan is complete, the repair process will replace damaged files with fresh Windows files and components.

Meanwhile, here is how to find out which program might be leading to the error:

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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