I've been having trouble with my wininet.dll file on my Windows 2000 OS.
I was online searching yesterday, and left for school shortly after updating AVG. I was phoned and told that AVG picked up a virus, but that it was mended, and it still had problems.
I came home, and still have the same problem now, where my OS opens with the message "The dynamic link library wininet.dll cannot be found in...." and it lists off a number of directories including Mouse, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Final Draft and my Linksys network card.
Thus, I cannot open any of these programs, and the Internet will not run.
I did the smitREM scan in safe mode, and ran virus scans in safe mode and all found nothing (although smitREM did remove a pesky wallpaper and subsequent malware that I had had from before). Then I went back on and searched for wininet, and found it in
So I first attempted to move the i386 one into the system, and renaming the original to WININET.old. Rebooted, same message. Then I renamed them all after uploading a wininet.dll I downloaded off of http://www.dll-files...s.shtml?wininet. Rebooted, and still nothing.
Now I'm stuck. I have no idea what to do, and I need this computer to work.
Can anybody help out at all?
Edited by DonFishies, 28 September 2005 - 04:56 AM.