If your favorite web browser is acting up, for instance after a successful malware attack on your computer system or other issues, you have have problems troubleshooting and repairing the issues that you are facing. Issues that you may be facing may include a different home page or search engine, hijacked file associations, the installation of plugins in the browser that are used for spying or worse, or making changes to a browser#s security settings.
While it is certainly possible to resolve the issues manually, for instance by uninstalling and reinstalling the browser on the system completely if possible, or resetting its features, you may prefer a solution that restores the browser automatically on the system.
Browser Repair Tool is a free program for the Windows operating system that can repair Internet Explorer and soon Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well.
To use the program simply download it from the official website and run it afterwards. For now, only Microsoft's Internet Explorer can be repaired using the program. The developers promise to add Firefox and Google Chrome support in version 2.0 of the application.
The program makes available the following repair options for Microsoft's Internet Explorer:
- Restore title bar
- Restore Internet Explorer homepage
- Block Windows startup pop-up
- Restore Explorer Security Item
- Repair Network Associated Items
- Enable Internet Options
- Repair Windows Safe Startup Items
- Unlock Registry Editor
- Restore IE Default Security Item
- Repair default path
- Restore default agreement
- Remove Content Advisor
- Repair file associations
- Repair Windows IFEO hijack
- Empty Outlook Express title bar
- Restore IE desktop icon
- Set IE as default browser
- Restore IE favorites
- Restore right-click menu
- Remove browser cookies
- Clear browsing history
- Clear BHO plug-ins
- Restore WinSockLSP
- Reset DNs settings
Not all repair options are selected by default, and it is up to you to make a selection here. It may make sense to select more options if Internet Explorer is really broken and you have no idea why. I'd recommend to check only the items that you want repaired or resolved as you may end up making changes to the browser's that are not necessary and maybe not wanted at all.
The program is compatible with all recent versions of Windows from Windows XP to the very latest version of the operating system. The homepage does not reveal the versions of Internet Explorer it is compatible with. It worked fine on a Windows 7 system with Internet Explorer 9 installed.
Do not get confused by the download trial button on the program homepage, it is not clear why Anvisoft has selected that button for the download as the browser repair tool is completely free to use. Please note that the program displays advertisement in a small ticker area at the top.