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Missing wininet.dll, bloodhound, and more [RESOLVED]


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I'm still skeptical about that .dll file


why are you? Its the same size as the legitimate wininet.dll file (checked :)) For some reason it seems that your wininet was replaced but this one, and it moved the good one into C drive.

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I can't rename that file because,

"Cannot rename this specified file because it is currently being used by Windows"

Must be that Trojan sucking on it.

Boot into safe mode now and try renaming it that way? Just in case you answer yes - How would I right click in safe mode? Because I'll have no mouse control.

Edited by MajDuty, 19 August 2005 - 05:05 PM.

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Ok lets see if we can find a way around this :)

Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.

Go to your windows/system folder and find win.ini

Double click on it so it opens up in a text

now copy and paste the following, in the box below, to the next line at the end of the text already written and then save. you can now close it out.


ren "%windir%\system\wininet.dll" wininet.old
copy c:\wininet.dll "%windir%\system\wininet.dll"


reboot your computer

now go back to win.ini in your system folder and delete only the lines u put in there and save it.

reboot again and see if you still get the error.

You should be able to delete wininet.old now.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Edited by Excal, 19 August 2005 - 06:03 PM.

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I have a WIN.INI file in C:\WINDOWS, but not in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.

Still want me to follow your instructions for the one in C:\WINDOWS?

There is also one in C:\BACKUP....

Edited by MajDuty, 19 August 2005 - 08:13 PM.

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Still want me to follow your instructions for the one in C:\WINDOWS?



Yes please.

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You should be able to delete wininet.old now.



But we weren't able to rename that folder to .old.

Not knowing anything about programming, I look at your instruction:

ren "%windir%\system\wininet.dll" wininet.old
copy c:\wininet.dll "%windir%\system\wininet.dll"

It looks like there's some renaming going on with that command, with the 'ren' command perhaps? Dunno.

Either way, I did a search for 'wininet.old' and there does not appear to be such a file.
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Are you still getting the error?

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Yes sir.

I don't get it at start-up like I used to when my desktop was hijacked, etc. but when I launch certain programs I do.

<program> caused an error in WININET.DLL
<program> will now close

Ad-Aware and IE say that, just to name a couple.

Let me try to reinstall Ad-Aware and see if that does anything, just for the heck of it.

If not, and a couple more tries don't seem to do the trick, it's cool, there is always fdisc. I've at the very least been able to back up my critical files now, which was my main goal before any format, and I have you to thank for that. As long as those backed up files don't have some bug lurking within them, it's all good.

Edited by MajDuty, 19 August 2005 - 10:23 PM.

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The problem is with ME. If you had XP, you would already be fixed. With no task manager and no dos in safe mode (and u not having a mouse in safe mode) makes it dang near impossible to deal with a file that is very important to the explorer start up.

If you can hang on until tommorrow, one of our experts has ME on his computer and I will get a good copy of Wininet.dll to work with, and see if that makes a diffrence.

can you do this again please(make sure you deleted the old log off the desktop):

Copy everything in the box below and paste it into notepad. Go up to "File > Save As..." and click the drop-down box to change the "Save As Type" to "All Files". Save it as wininet.bat on your desktop.

dir %Systemdrive%\wininet.dll /a h /s > files.txt
start notepad files.txt


Double click wininet.bat and when it is ready it will open files.txt
Copy the content of files.txt and paste it here.
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The problem is with ME.  If you had XP, you would already be fixed.  With no task manager and no dos in safe mode (and u not having a mouse in safe mode) makes it dang near impossible to deal with a file that is very important to the explorer start up.


LOL

So,...you think I should get XP?

I've gone this long - I may just wait for their next OS.

Seriously, though, I can wait 'till tomorrow, no, and I'll try this latest recommendation. Just have to burp this baby first..... :tazz:
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....<Too many parameters - h> .... again, to paraphrase. And a blank Notepad.

Delete the 'h' from the command and launch the (new) .bat, and get this:




Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 07D0-0A0D

Directory of C:\

WININET DLL 583,680 08-17-01 10:34p wininet.dll
1 file(s) 583,680 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

WININET DLL 291,600 08-29-02 7:14a WININET.DLL
1 file(s) 291,600 bytes

Total files listed:
2 file(s) 875,280 bytes
0 dir(s) 22,681.22 MB free
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It didn't work.

So you can't use ur mouse in safe mode?


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It didn't work. 

So you can't use ur mouse in safe mode?
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Affirmative. No mouse in safe mode. Just tabbin' and arrowing around and stuff. A whole lotta fun.
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lol, talking about being in a rock and a hard place.


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Word.



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