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WinsockFix is a tool originally created by a company called Option^Explicit used to fix internet connectivity issues. Its often a last resort fix to correct registry corruption that leads to a loss of internet connection.

Many times adware and malware can corrupt your Windows system. When these products are removed, you no longer have access to the Internet. Using this software, can many times restore internet access and fix any problems in the registry that have caused the loss of connectivity.

Although the program does not appear to be actively supported by its original company any longer, it is still one of the best program to restore internet connectivity when everything else has failed.




Downloading WinsockXPFix

Click here to download WinsockXPFix

Using WinsockXPFix

After you have downloaded WinsockFix to your desktop, double-click on it to view the main menu (shown below)

Main Menu of Winsock Fix

You may wish to backup the Windows registry first by clicking on the ReG-Backup button and then choosing a directory to save a registry backup in.

To run the program, simply click on the Fix button on the main menu, and choose Yes to run the fix.

Apply WinsockXPFix

The program will proceed to remove and restore registry keys that may be corrupt, along with resetting the Hosts file. Then it will ask you to reboot your computer. Click OK to reboot.

Reboot Computer After WinsockXPFix

After the computer reboots, try your internet connection and everything should be fine.

Notes:

This program will often times repair problems that are network related but dont seem to be. Before reformatting your computer because of issues, please try this program. It just may solve the issue and save you countless hours of reinstalling programs.

The Winsockfix Utility will:
  • Detect your current Operating System
  • Release the IP address, taking you "Offline"
  • Reset the TCP stack using Netsh.exe (Windows XP only)
  • Delete the current Registry TCP and Winsock Values
  • Import new "Working" Registry Values
  • Backup any Current "Hosts" file
  • Replace the "Hosts" file with a default one
  • Reboot the Computer
Written by Mark Hasting





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