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Upon turning on my computer I get a message that saddens me. "This application has failed to start because wininet.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." Heres the funny thing, I know where wininet.dll is. I can find it. By running it with Windows Explorer, I can get windows explorer to work. My other programs...not so much.

Only internet programs and spyware search programs are really affected by this. But its still annoying. I find Wininet.dll in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 as an application extention. Among the programs affected by this: Ad-aware, Spybot, AOL programs. Ironically instant messanger programs are not affected.

Ive tried many things to fix this. Ok not many, but the obvious ones. System Restore, Last Good Configuration. No good. I cant system restore without getting a "Cannot restore to this point. No changes were made to your computer." Ive tried til about the beginning of Febuary, then I gave up. Perchance I shouldnt have.

In any case, I dont know what to do. So if you could help me out here....
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Hi Opgots, Welcome to Geeks to Go

This sounds like it is a problem that should be handled in the malware forum.

Please start a new topic in that forum and I will close this one.



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