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Reset Internet Explorer Home/Start/Search Page Settings


Some Malware programs make changes to the Internet Explorer Home, Start and Search Page settings in order to re-direct the web browser to different websites.


This Utility will reset the Home/Start/Search pages to standard Defaults. You can then manually reset your Home Page to your website of choice (or leave it "blank", the default).


Reset Windows HOSTS file


The Windows HOSTS file is a text file which stores website addresses. The file can be used to speed up access to websites you visit often - by equating the website name (e.g. with its DNS address (e.g., the web browser can find the website more quickly as it does not have to query a DNS Name Server.


Some Malware programs add entries to this file, to either deny access to websites (usually security-related or antivirus company websites), or to re-direct access to websites of their choosing.


This Utility will reset the HOSTS file to the default as installed, i.e. with no re-directs.


Reset Windows Update Policies


Some Malware programs attempt to prevent Windows Update from running, and inhibit access to resetting Windows Update by blanking out the Windows Update options on the Update configuration screen.


This Utility will check the current Windows Update settings and correct them where necessary.


Repair Layered Service Provider registry entries


Some Adware/Spyware programs install themselves as "Layered Service Providers". If such a program is removed, but the Registry entries it has created are not repaired, then Internet connectivity can be lost.


This Utility will check for Layered Service Provider entries referencing missing DLL components, remove any such entries, and re-number the remaining entries so that Internet connectivity can be restored.


Note: you should only use this Utility if you are currently unable to connect to any websites and you believe that this started to happen after an Adware/Spyware component was removed/disabled.


Reset Windows Explorer Policies


Some Malware programs make changes to the Windows Explorer Policies settings, usually in order to restrict a user's ability to reset malicious changes carried out by the Malware. Examples include disabling access to the Windows Control Panel, disabling access to modifying the Windows Desktop (wallpaper, screensaver etc.), and disabling the ability to manually edit the Windows Registry.


This Utility will reset the Windows Explorer Policies settings to their normal defaults.