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Spyware deleted WININET.dll file now no desktop


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Helithemis

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Hi, I'm new here, but have read a bunch of posts from various users. I acquired the Anti Gold spyware that deleted has caused my computer numerous problems. I have been reading a bunch of posts and have tried several things, but I can't get anywhere.

The biggest problem is that Explorer doesn't load, and the warning stating that WININET.dll is missing pops up, it suggests replacing it, Great idea, but how?!! I can bring up the task manager with ctrl+alt+del, but that's all I can figure out how to do, and bringing up the add/remove programs. I tried deleting sp2 from ADD/REMOVE programs, but it states that it cannot due to and error.

I have 2 pc's, one desktop and an AVERATEC 2600 notebook. The notebook running xp sp2 is the troubled one. I have downloaded several programs and files that were stated to use in many posts onto this one(desktop), burned them on a cd to use on the infected notebook. I do not know how to run anything on that one without having the start menu up. I did try running the Ad-aware se, that is already on it from the run prompt in task manager, but the WININET.dll error pops up and shuts it down immediatly. I tried the smitRem, Run this.Bat, and after it runs before the disk cleanup I get my desktop back for like 15 seconds before WININET.dll error. and blank screen again freezing the disk cleanup.

I don't have HJT on that pc yet, or know if I can put it on when it is in that state. Any help would be appreciated, I don't know what else to type, so let me know anything that you need to know.

The notebook doesn't have a restore feature just a full recovery set of disks. The Averatec tech said that is all I could do to solve the problem is a full recovery. I have several very important pics that I can't lose, so that is why I'm looking for an alternative.

Thank you very much

Ben
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Do u have the dump for SP2? i.e. is this folder present
"C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386".

If yes, or if u dont know follow the steps below:
1) Open Task Manager. Click on Applications Tab. Now on th menu bar, File->New Task(Run). Type cmd. Press Enter

2) In the cmd window, type the following and press enter after each line:
cd\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
copy wininet.dll c:\windows\system32


3) Reboot ur PC from task manger.

Edited by darth_ash, 22 July 2005 - 02:34 AM.

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Helithemis

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Just got back from work and tried what you suggested. I now have desktop icons, for a bit until Windows security's balloon pops up saying I don't have an anti-virus program (I deleted it to reinstall it). when the balloon pops up, I get an error window saying that "windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"... then the screen blanks, then refreshes quick and starts the process over and over ever time I click the Don't send error report.

Ben

I was able to run an Ad-aware scan in the background while all this was going on and removed 118 items.

Edited by Helithemis, 22 July 2005 - 05:07 PM.

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