There are plenty of free tools and extensions available to clean, repair and optimize Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Unfortunately, when it comes to cleaning and optimizing Internet Explorer, Windows users have very few tools to choose from.
A few days back, we covered an excellent tool to backup favorites, proxy settings, and other personalization settings from Internet Explorer. Today, we are here to share an quality tool to repair, secure and optimize the native Windows web browser.
IE Care is a small but useful tool,from PC Brothers, for users running Internet Explorer browser on XP, Vista and Windows 7. With IE Care you can repair IE explorer problems, clean temporary files, history, and cookies.
Use the repair feature to scan your Internet Explorer to scan and fix errors caused by illegal operations. That is, you can use the feature to fix damages caused by third-party toolbars and viruses. For example, you can restore missing IE title bar, restore links text in IE toolbar, and clean plugins in IE context menu.
Besides, there are some options such as Restore title bar of Outlook express, restore hidden disk volume, restore folder options that help you fix some some other areas of your Windows as well.
Switch to the plug-in tab to scan for all installed plugins and remove unnecessary ones that slow down the performance and change default browser settings.
IE Care also features IE Security Shield to keep your web surfing secure. You can turn on/off this feature at any time by clicking on Turn on/off button. Please note that once your turn of this feature, IE care will take over the control on hosts file in system.
Note: If you are getting “Exception EFCreateError in module IECare.exe” error, try to run this tool in compatibility mode. IE Care is compatible with all recent versions of Internet Explorer, including Internet Explorer 9. Update: It supports the latest Internet Explorer 10 as well.
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