Repair Tool of the Week: LSP-Fix

LSP-Fix is a free tool designed to fix internet connections damaged by malware or buggy software. The Layered Service Provider (aka LSP) is a part of your operating system that your computer uses to connect to the internet. Some legitimate software (such as firewalls) and illegitimate software (such as malware/adware/spyware) place files in this location and if they become buggy or removed incorrectly, you will no longer be able to connect to the internet. LSP-Fix will show you the files placed in this zone and will suggest which ones need to be removed to gain internet access again.

I have personally used this tool many times on clients computers. The two most recent issues was one client had installed Zonealarm Firewall which didn’t install properly thus placing a “bad” file in the LSP. The other client had the adware “New.net” installed and used adware removal software to remove it. However, it wasn’t removed correctly leaving a damaged file in the LSP.
In both cases, their internet connections were crippled and LSPFix fixed the issue.

Screenshot:

LSP Fix - Repair Internet Connections

Downloads:

Download at Official Site



Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

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