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roger mattioli

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For several weeks I have been getting an error message when I start Internet Explorer or any other MicroSoft program that requires internet access (RealPlayer, etc). If I click on Don't Send Error Report, the application closes. I can always move the error message out of the way and use the application. It happens everytime.

I get the message "Internet Explorer (or whatever MS program I am using) has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

It does not happen with Firefox or Netscape.

The common links in the error messages are:

modename is always wininet.dll
modver is always 6.0.2900.2668
offset is always 0001b820

Any suggestions as to what the problem is and how to eliminate it?
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I'd try a ie6 refresh

Download IE6setup from somewhere

example:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/ie6.html

Now,

Start > run
regedit
navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed

Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}

in the right hand pane, double click
IsInstalled
change the value from 1 to 0
quit regedit

now run ie6setup.exe

See if that straightens things out
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I'm using win xp professional. The ie download from snapfiles is dated 2001 and is sp1. I need sp2. Do you know a good place to get it?
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Can anyone else help me with this wininit problem on Win XP professional? See 1st message in this string.
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Just a thought, but You might want to check to see if you wininet.dll is infected.
  • Please go to Jotti's malware scan
  • Copy and paste the following file path into the "File to upload & scan"box on the top of the page:
    • C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
  • Click on the submit button
  • Please post the results in your next reply.
:tazz:

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The results were "Found Nothing" across the board. The wininit file appears clean.
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Ok, just thought you should check :tazz:


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