Repair Internet Explorer. Is that what you want to do? According to security firm Secunia, even with all current Microsoft security patches and updates applied to Internet Explorer, there are 20 unpatched, unfixed security holes in Internet Explorer. That’s a whole lot of security holes, and some would suggest that it renders Internet Explorer unable to be repaired. Some would suggest that you try another browser, such as FireFox.
But what if you want to repair Internet Explorer because you need to recover some vital data which is buried deep within Internet Explorer’s secret places, and it has crashed, and you can’t get to it?
Hopefully that is not the case, but if it is, you need to be prepared to perform some delicate surgery on your computer’s registry. To do this, you will need to use the Registry Editor, of which Microsoft itself says “If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.”
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Now, before you read any further, be sure that you have done everything else you can, by reading this excellent article on troubleshooting an Internet Explorer error.
Still here, or back again? Ok, let me just point out that there is very little about any free program which can be worth potentially completely hosing your system, and so unless you really know what you are doing, it really is not advisable to try to repair Internet Explorer in this way.
But in case you want to be one of those rushing in where angels fear to tread, the full instructions for repairing Internet Explorer, along with the full warnings, can be found on the Microsoft website here.
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