RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Browser Repair Tool 1.0.39

Easily restore your IE and network settings after a malware attack

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 25 October 2012
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 2314
Developer: Anvisoft Corporation
RSS News Feed: http://blog.anvisoft.com/
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/Anvisoft
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Anvisoft
Buy Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium with a 1-PC license for only $29.99, saving 50% from store.downloadcrew.com
Browser Repair Tool 1.0.39
Easily restore your IE and network settings after a malware attack

The Browser Repair Tool makes it easy to restore key Windows and Internet Explorer settings which may have been altered by malware.

And this can be very useful, if you've just removed an infection and found your IE home and search pages changed; some Internet Explorer options will no longer launch; you can't run the Windows Registry Editor, or perhaps your DNS settings are messed up.

This kind of tool could have been presented in a very complicated way, but Anvisoft have avoided that temptation and the Browser Repair Tool really couldn't be much simpler. Just download and run it (no installation is required), check boxes on the program's single main screen to tell it which actions you'd like to perform, click Fix, and you're done.

And so you can restore the home and search pages, for instance; regain access to Internet Options and REGEDIT; clear your browsing history, wipe away cookies, reset your DNS settings to a range of public servers (OpenDNS, Google DNS, Norton DNS etc) and more.

If there's a problem here it's that the program doesn't always make it obvious what an option does.

Take "Clear BHO Plug-in", for instance: will that remove some browser helper objects? All of them?

"Restore WinSockLSP" leaves us with a similar question: what's going to happen to our layered service providers? Could the program break some legitimate software?

"Repair Windows IFEO Hijack" isn't necessarily an option which will mean much to the average user, either, and whatever your questions, there's no Help file to tell you more.

If you know what you're doing, and you back up your system settings before you start (a system restore point would be useful), Browser Repair Tool could still be a very quick and easy way to repair malware-related damage.

You'll need to be careful, though, as we suspect some repairs, if applied incorrectly, could cause plenty of problems in themselves.

Verdict:

The Browser Repair Tool gives speedy access to many useful IE and Windows-related repair functions. It's not entirely clear what they all do, though, so the program should be used with care (and back up your settings before you start)

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Tron

Tron 10.0

Open Source

The ultimate system cleanup... batch file?

Kaspersky Cleaner

Kaspersky Cleaner 1.0.1.150 Beta

Freeware

Remove junk files and fix key OS and privacy settings

File Extension Fixer

File Extension Fixer 1.8.0.0

Freeware

Repair damaged file associations

Hijack Hunter 1.8.4.1

Hijack Hunter 1.8.4.1

Freeware

Spot even previously unknown malware early - and restore hijacked Windows settings

Other Download Articles From This Category
Firefox 57 beta

Firefox 57.0 Beta 9

Open Source

Check out the next version of Firefox before it's released

Cyberduck 6.2.9

Cyberduck 6.2.9

Open Source

Powerful cross-platform free FTP client, with support for WebDAV, Amazon S3 and much more

Avant Browser 2017

Avant Browser 2017 build 9

Freeware

Try this alternative web browser which boasts more features than the competition

Avant Browser 2017 Ultimate build 8

Avant Browser 2017 Ultimate build 9

Freeware

Try this alternative web browser which boasts more features than the competition

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $19.95
RRP: $49.99
Saving 60%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 1709

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows - Fall Creators Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10? The latest release brings back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1607 which is the August 2016 Anniversary Update.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: