Internet Explorer is the integrated Web Browser of Windows. Any malfunctioning in internet explorer might effect the functionality of your PC even if you don’t use this browser. So if you are facing the same issue and are unable to resolve the issue even by troubleshooting, then today we will be telling you about a troubleshooting tool for Microsoft’s IE 8 named SF IE Restorator.
This tool is basically an add on to you internet explorer. We recommend you to first try using standard troubleshooting options to resolve issue and use this tool only when you are left with no other option. This small utility for troubleshooting IE issues will Flush DNS, Re-register concern dlls for Internet Explorer and then Reset IE to Default settings and finally Reset Winsock.
First you will need to download this add on from the link given at the end of this article. Some Antivirus / Firewall might detect SF IE Restorator as Trojan because of unknown publisher but there is no point to worry. It won’t effect your computer. So when you run this, you will see a window as follow.
These all are the options which are available with this tool. You are required to click on these options one by one to repair your IE. The first option is Flush/Renew DNS IP. Actually your IE is integrated with feature that it save the DNS IP of all the sites which you visits. So when you visit that particular site again, then it will speed up the name process. But sometimes their may be possibility that bad or out-dated DNS IP are stored in your cache of IE. So you can get rid of them by simply clicking on this button.
The next option is Re-register IP. There are number of routines which are stored until a program uses them and some of them might get corrupt or out of date and thus can cause problems with your PC. So to repair these routines, you will need to re-register your dll files. So this tool gives you three options to register your dll files.You will need to choose that particular option which matches with your Windows 7 edition.
Next option is Reset IE. Click on this button to automatically make all the settings of your Internet Explorer to default settings as there may be issues in your IE because of damaged or incompatible settings or add-ons. So this option will reset IE to default settings and default values of add-ons.
Now the last option is Reset Winsock. This option will fix error connectivity problems in IE if your Windows sockets which are responsible for flow of packets between server an your end get corrupted due to installation of corrupted software, drivers or even due to Malware Infections. So this option might fix all these errors. You are advised to save all your opened applications before clicking on this option as it will restart your PC once it complete process.
This add-on for Internet Explorer 8 is of 125 Kb and it requires .NET Frameworks 3.5 or higher. This tool is compatible with all the editions on Windows 7 and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.