Clicker 8 for Windows / Mac

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Clicker 8 doesn't launch

When trying to launch Clicker 8:

  • Nothing seems to happen.
  • A blue loading screen appears then disappears, or freezes on a particular Step.
  • You get the error message:
    Internal exception occurred


Sophos Antivirus

Sophos Antivirus has been known to prevent Clicker 8 from launching.

Based on customer feedback, performing these steps in Sophos should allow Clicker 8 to launch:

  1. Add this location to the standard scanning exclusion list:
     C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software

  2. Add these programs to the Exploit Mitigation Protection exclusion list:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software\Clicker 8\Clicker 8.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software\Clicker 8\CrickActivate.exe

  3. Add this file to the Threat Policy list with an exclusion type of Potentially Unwanted Application:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software\Clicker 8\CrickNativeUtils.dll

If these steps don’t help, we recommend raising a support ticket with Sophos. We don’t use Sophos ourselves, so we aren't familiar with its settings.


If the blue loading screen freezes on Step 11 of 22, a faulty speech engine may be present on your device. Please see the related article below.

32-BIT Windows

If the blue loading screen freezes on Step 13 of 22, your device is probably running a 32-bit version of Windows.

To solve this, please update Clicker 8 to the latest version.


Installing this free software ( prevents older versions of Clicker 8 from launching (even if NVDA is uninstalled afterwards).

To solve this, please update Clicker 8 to the latest version.

Alternatively, as a quick fix:

  1. Open any folder in Windows.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE% in the top address bar and press the Enter key.
  3. If you see a file named , right-click it and choose Delete.

Process Monitoring

Your computer may be running software that monitors processes.

Clicker 8 features advanced software protection to prevent piracy. If it thinks it's being attacked, it will stop Clicker 8 from launching.

We’ve received feedback that certain programs are incompatible:

  • Dependency Walker
  • Impero - a workaround is to add "Clicker 8.exe" as an injection exclusion from the Impero Server console.
  • Policy Central Enterprise
  • Print Audit 5
  • Sysinternals Process Monitor
  • Comodo Internet Security - a workaround is to enable "Don't detect shellcode injections in these applications" and add "Clicker 8.exe" to the list.
  • Sophos Antivirus - see above.

Any type of process monitoring software can potentially cause this issue, so experiment with disabling any programs that you suspect may be doing so.

If you discover that a certain program is incompatible, please contact Support so we can update this list.

About this article
January 21, 2020
Last revised
November 16, 2021
Applies to
  • Clicker 8 for Windows / Mac

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