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Missing DLL file, HJT log - Need Help [CLOSED]


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If you hit Windows + R on your keyboard do you get the run box?

Do you have your Windows disc?
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Nope, Windows+R doesn't give me the run box. I have to start applications using the task manager via ctrl+alt+del at the moment. As for the windows disc, I'm pretty sure I have it somewhere, although I preferred reformatting to be the last option. Also, as mentioned in the first place, could this have anything to do with the missing WININET.DLL file. It said that the file was missing, and I replaced it with another WININET.DLL file by downloading via the net. (Prior to that, my connection wasn't even working). I'm wondering, if there are different versions of WININET.DLL file, and whether this could be the problem.
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I agree with you that formatting is always the last option and I wasn't headed in that direction. I was thinking along the lines of restoring some missing files, but now that you mention the wininet.dll file that is definitely your problem.

Please download SmitRem.zip
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Right click on the file and extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.


Please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.
* if you have trouble getting into Safe mode go here for more info.



Once in Safe mode, follow these steps:
  • Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool.
  • Follow the prompts on screen.
  • Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
  • The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, eg; Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.


Post the log file from Smitrem as well as a new hijackthis log.
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As mentioned earlier, there's a problem of going into the safe mode. It loads a list of files, and the screen just froze. So, should I start the tool in regular mode?
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When it freezes how long do you wait before restarting manually?
What is the last thing on the screen when it freezes?

Go ahead and run smitrem in safe mode and post the log.
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smitRem log file
version 2.5

by noahdfear

The current date is: Sat 10/01/2005
The current time is: 12:36:23.65

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ShudderLTD key present! Running LTDFix!

ShudderLTD key was successfully removed! :tazz:


Pre-run Files Present


~~~ Program Files ~~~



~~~ Shortcuts ~~~



~~~ Favorites ~~~



~~~ system32 folder ~~~

oleext.dll
wppp.html


~~~ Icons in System32 ~~~



~~~ Windows directory ~~~



~~~ Drive root ~~~


~~~ Miscellaneous Files/folders ~~~




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Post-run Files Present


~~~ Program Files ~~~



~~~ Shortcuts ~~~



~~~ Favorites ~~~



~~~ system32 folder ~~~



~~~ Icons in System32 ~~~



~~~ Windows directory ~~~



~~~ Drive root ~~~



~~~ Miscellaneous Files/folders ~~~




~~~ Wininet.dll ~~~

wininet.dll is missing!!
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There are two ways you can do this. Windows sometimes stores a backup copy of wininet.dll is various locations. Do a search on your computer for this file. Make sure you are searching within hidden folders and searching system folders. If you find it, copy and paste it to C:\Windows\System32

If you don't have a copy on your computer you will need to restore it from the CD. The easiest way to do this is to run a system file check. Click CTRL + ESC to bring up your Start menu. Click Run and type in sfc /scannow

Let me know how it goes.
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The run command doesn't work, and I can't find the installation disc. Is there anyway I can download the file off the net?
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You probably have a clean copy already on your computer somewhere. It would be unlikely that you don't.

Copy everything in the quote 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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