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July 2, 2006

Google Desktop May Break Your Internet Connection

Google Desktop is a particular case of Google software: it has a lot of bugs and unresolved issues. I renamed once a file from the subdirectory of Application Data and Windows failed to boot. Google Desktop has another problem: it sometimes breaks your network connection. Here's Google's fix for that:
If your internet connection breaks after you uninstall Google Desktop, there are several steps you can take to solve the problem:

1. Open your C:\Program Files\ Google\Google Desktop folder.
2. In this folder, you'll see a small program called "Troubleshoot Network." Double-click the icon to run this program.
3. Follow the instructions to restore your network connection.

If this folder doesn't exist on your computer, or if this doesn't solve the problem, please try the following:

1. Reboot your computer.
2. Run the lspfix.zip program offered at http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

The situation is not rare, since they have an application that deals with that. It's interesting to see they ask you to download a file when your Internet connection doesn't work.

{ Via Digg. }

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