What is this error message on shut down.

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Running XP and on shutdown I get error message "End program connections tray."  It never ends and I get the Not Responding so I click end now.  What is this message?  I get it after my pc locks up.
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    this problem occurs due to corrupt winsock file.

    WinSockFix will offer a last resort if your Internet connection is corrupted due to removed or invalid registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings.

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    It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.

    The Winsockfix Utility will:
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    · Backup any Current "Hosts" file
    · Replace the "Hosts" file with a default one
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    download the utility from

    revert back in case problem is not resolved
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    vsllc--This offers the winsock fix and also discusses the issues involved

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    Nice fix.  Thanks.

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