Copyright (c) 2012 Nir Sofer
This utility displays the details of all Winsock service providers installed on your system.
For every Winsock service, the following information is displayed:
Display Name, Status (Enabled/Disabled), DLL Type (32-bit or 64-bit), DLL Filename, DLL Description/Version, and
WinsockServicesView also allows you to easily disable/enable a Winsock service provider.
Disabling a Winsock service may cause your network/Internet connection to stop working. You should use this feature carefully,
and if something goes wrong, simply enable again the Winsock services that you previously disabled.
This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
On Windows 7/8/Vista/2008, you should right-click on WinsockServicesView.exe and choose 'Run As Administrator' in order to disable or enable
WinsockServicesView lists all entries in the Registry located under the following keys:
Disabling a Winsock service provider is made by setting the 'Enabled' value to 0.
Start Using WinsockServicesView
WinsockServicesView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files.
In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WinsockServicesView.exe
After running it, WinsockServicesView displays the details of all Winsock service providers installed on your system.
In most systems, you'll only see the default Winsock services of Microsoft, which are installed automatically with Windows operating system.
Generally, you should not disable the Winsock services of Microsoft and if you disable them, your network/Internet connection may
If you see that there are non-Microsoft Winsock service providers on your system and you suspect that these
Winsock services cause network/Internet problems, you can try to disable them and check if it solves the problem.
||Save the Winsock services list into a regular text file.
||Save the Winsock services list into a tab-delimited text file.
||Save the Winsock services list into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
||Save the Winsock services list into a tabular text file.
||Save the Winsock services list into HTML file (Horizontal).
||Save the Winsock services list into HTML file (Vertical).
||Save the Winsock services list into XML file.
Translating WinsockServicesView to other languages
In order to translate WinsockServicesView to other language, follow the instructions below:
- Run WinsockServicesView with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named WinsockServicesView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WinsockServicesView utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all string entries to the desired language.
Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
(TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be
used in the 'About' window.
- After you finish the translation, Run WinsockServicesView, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run WinsockServicesView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
WinsockServicesView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
WinsockServicesView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'winsockservicesview_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed WinsockServicesView utility.