New to IntelliJ but after installation, project creation, module creation, and editing new file - Windows 7 reports "IntelliJ IDEA has stopped working"

My environment:
Windows 7.0 with all the appropriate updates
Java 8 update 45 (64-bit)
I have installed IntelliJ 14.1.3 Community version

C: drive is SSD so any software I install is placed on the D:\InstalledSoftware thus
IntelliJ is installed at D:\InstalledSoftware\JetBrains\....
My project is also installed on the D: at
at this level I find the following entries


When I initially created the project, IntelliJ was happy with the JDK that I pointed it to.
However, Windows reports "IntelliJ IDEA has stopped working"

I tried reinstalling IntelliJ letting it select defaults paths on the C: instead of where I want them with the same results:

I have Googled for possible solutions but nothing useful turned up.

For completeness I am including the dirt simple code from

posted by thenewboston from his JavaFX introductory YouTube

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Button;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class Main extends Application
    Button button;

    public static void main(String[] args)
    }   // public static void main(...)

    public void start(Stage primaryStage) throws Exception

        primaryStage.setTitle("This Is My First Window");
        button = new Button();
        button.setText("Click Me");

        StackPane layout = new StackPane();

        Scene scene = new Scene(layout, 300, 250);
    }   //    public void start(...)
}   // public class Main

It appears to be a problem with configuration of the IDEA but I have not a clue what.


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The problem could be caused by an antivirus/firewall.

You can also try running IDEA under different JDK version or try 64-bit version: .

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The problem indeed was with SpyBot one of my 3 anit-virus.

I stopped having SpyBot scan tasks before excuting and now IntelliJ works fine.

Thanks for the hint about check my antivirus


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