Over time, an install of Internet Explorer can develop problems, which is when having a copy the SF IE Restorator tool from Seven Forums may come in handy. It’s a troubleshooting utility that you can use to try to automatically fix some of the most common IE issues.
Here’s a list of the fixes that you can apply using the tool:
- Flush / Review DNS IP: If a bad DNS entry is cached, you can try flushing the cache to get rid of it.
- Re-register IE: There are collections of routines that are stored until a program uses them. If these files are corrupt or out of date, they can cause problems with your computer. To fix this problem, re-register the files.
- Reset IE: If the problem is caused by damaged or incompatible Internet Explorer settings or add-ons, you can resolve the problem by resetting Internet Explorer settings.
- Reset Winsock: Most Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock settings. You will be able connect to the Internet, but the packets won’t transfer back and forth. Resetting Winsock can fix the issue.
SF IE Restorator can be downloaded from Seven Forums. It’s designed to work with IE8 on Windows 7. Other versions of Windows will only be supported if the .NET Framework 3.5 is installed.
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