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Recurring Winsock Provider Catalog problem

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#1 DarMol


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:13 AM

Every day, when using my computer for web browsing, I can browse for a certain amount of time, but after that, the dreaded "Cannot display page" message in IE appears. When using the "Diagnose Connection Problems..." tool, it finds a corruption in the Winsock Provider Catalog, and asks me to reset it and reboot.

I wouldn't mind if this happened only once, but it happens every day, and sometimes more than once a day! It gets very annoying to open the browser and not know how long will I be able to browse freely :flowers:

My system is Windows XP SP3, and I have the following security programs installed, in order to have it as clean from infections as possible:
* avast! antivirus
* SUPERAntiSpyware
* Online Armor firewall
* I also run the online scan from F-Secure from time to time, to remove additional spyware

I highly suspect one of my installed programs (not necessarily one of the security programs, but anyone which may connect to Internet) is causing the recurring Winsock corruption. The main problem is I don't know where to start looking.

Any clues on how to analyze this?

Thanks in advance for all the help :thumbsup:

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#2 evvabeing


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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

i'm having the exact same problem, and can't find a solution anywhere! did you end up resolving your winsock catalog provider issue?

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