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another user had this problem and this is what i responded to him earlier, and was instructed to start a new topic, so here goes.

i guess at some point while browsing the net yesterday i (my computer) got sick. at first it was just annoying because i couldnt access the internet at all, but then i realized i had bigger problems. i have since completely fixed the wininet.dll problem following the instructions fround on another thread, i had downloaded the good one from where you specified and booted into safe mode changing the name of the bad one and pasting the good one in then rebooting normally and restarting the virus scan and quartining and deleting the bad wininet.old file. i am virus free once again, but i am still unable to connect to the internet on the machine that was sick. my isp wont help me becuase according to them this is way to technical for their specific click to automatically obtain an ip address training.

the first step i did to fix this wininet.dll problem was to go into the regedit.exe and delete the new key that the spyware added. then i did more reading and accomplished the rest of the virsu removal steps. can you help me out with this problem. it would be much appreciated. thanks,


"well i have the same problem you do, on an xp like you. i just went to that link posted above: [url="http://www.antivirusworld.com/articles/virus/smitfraud.php""]http://www.antivirusworld.com/articles/vir...fraud.php"[/url]

"and read that it adds a registry key, so i went to start run, typed in regedit.exe and navigated to the exact key that it said this software/virus adds, at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall\ Internet update
and i deleted the whole [bleep] thing. this seemed to solve about a third of my problem, but never the less it is still improvement. it got my desktop back to normal and under the properties on the desktop all the tabs have come back. i still have no internet connection, and am unable to even ping my modem. if you find anything else out about the other problems, like why is the anti virus software i had installed still telling me that it is unable to repair the w32.desktophijack file and that the wininet.dll is still infected. but yeah let me know please if you come up with anything. thanks,

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