IE 9 tab crash when accessing MUOnline

Depending on the Java Runtime Environment installed on a client machine, users may experience a browser tab crash when attempting to log-in to MUOnline.    The crash may be accompanied by the following error message:
 

Additionally, IE9 may be unable to return to the page (cannot reload the site) with the following message on the page:

A problem with this webpage caused Internet Explorer to close and reopen the tab.

We were unable to return you to {URL}
Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem.

This error is caused by a problem in an outdated version of the Java Runtime Environment being used by Internet Explorer 9.   To correct this problem, users should download the most recent version of Java and install it, using the following instructions:


How do I install Java online for Internet Explorer?