Have you ever come across a computer that wouldn’t connect to the Internet after removing spyware or other network related software? Or maybe you can connect, but you can only visit certain sites while others time out. This problem is associated with winsock corruption in Windows XP. At this point most people reload the machine. Now you don’t have to. This utility has helped me a countless number of times so I would like to share it with you.
WinSock XP Fix is a utility that repairs winsock corruption in Windows XP. The utility is very easy to use. When you first run it, you will be asked to create a registry backup of your current registry settings. This is in case something goes wrong and you need to restore your registry. After this you will be prompted to apply the winsock fix. Once the fix has been applied, you can restart your computer. After the computer restarts, the connection will be repaired.