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Can LSP-Fix mess with security?


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#1 Miranda_A

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:39 AM

Recently, my computer contracted a virus, SecurityShield, but since then I have removed it. I was trying to download from SoulSeek but I couldn't so I went to their website and the following message was posted:

There appear to be many reports of a DLL installed along with the Advanced Systemcare program interfering with the operation of the Soulseek client and its ability to connect to the server. As far as we know, LSP-Fix should be able to fix the problem.

I was wondering if this could help me and if so, are there any risks I can run into like it doing something to reverse what I did to remove SecurityShield and make my computer prone to viruses or something?

Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

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.
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