"Editor has stopped working" error message upon launch

When you try to launch Photoshop Elements 15 on a Windows machine, you get the following error message:

Editor has stopped working

When you check the Event Viewer logs, the Faulting module is LavasoftTcpService64.dll.

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Faulting application name: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0.exe, version: 15.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x57cd43a1
Faulting module name: LavasoftTcpService64.dll, version: 2.3.4.7, time stamp: 0x555dc671
Exception code: 0xc0000095
Fault offset: 0x0000000000008902
Faulting process id: 0x2a38
Faulting application start time: 0x01d220e1ac50ec82
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 15\WelcomeScreen\Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\LavasoftTcpService64.dll
Report Id: 463cc3f8-0a2e-470e-a735-c67c2b9b1f02
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
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Note:

For more information on Event Viewer logs, see How to find crash logs on Windows.

Solution: Uninstall Web Companion

Follow the below mentioned steps to uninstall the Web Companion:

  1. Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Programs and choose Programs and Features.

  2. Find and select Web Companion.

  3. Click Uninstall.

  4. Launch Photoshop Elements.

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