Broken Internet access can be caused by various types of Layered Service Provider
(LSP) software installed on a system. LSPs are designed to integrate directly into the computer's TCP/IP layer - the protocol used to communicate on the Internet. LSPs are installed in such a way that each LSP in the TCP/IP handler are chained together. However, due to Winsock Hijackers, bugs in some LSPs, deletion of the software or incorrect removal, this chain can become broken resulting in loss of ability to connect to the Internet.LSP-Fix
is an older tool designed for Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/NT that repairs the Winsock LSP
chain. This is done by removing the entries left behind when LSP software is removed by hand or when errors in the software itself break the LSP chain. LSP-Fix is not specifically a malware removal utility and does not target specific products. Before using this tool, questionable file's should be checked at SystemLookup
to confirm if it is legitimate or malware related.