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wininet.dll

by linda37 / September 8, 2006 7:20 AM PDT

my pc (windows xp) recently crashed and has since been "sorted out" but as I download music i have been invaded by trojans and whilst I thought I had been clever and got rid of them I think I got rid of something I shouldn't have. Ever since i have had problems , everytime I switch on I get a message saying "unable to locate component"
this application failed to start because WININET.dll was not found. Re-installing the app. may fic the problem.
This also shows when I try to do other things .
I do not know what to do or how to do it. would really love step by step instructions in plain english as I am rubbish at this computer lark
Linda

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by eddie11013 / September 9, 2006 12:04 AM PDT
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If your sure that you no longer have any trojans, have a look here. In particular the first one that talks about the free download. Since you are downloading music from the Internet, it is very easy to get virus/trojans, you might want to try some other 'free' scans for trojans before you proceed. Maybe try one of the following free online scans, just to be sure: F-Secure On Line Scan -- http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
BitDefender On Line Scan -- http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
A-Squared On Line Trojan Scan -- http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
Good luck,
Eddie

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Replace your DLL file. here's the download:
by Decorte16 / September 9, 2006 12:54 AM PDT
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by linda37 / September 10, 2006 6:19 AM PDT

thanks so much done what you said and working a treat now.so quick and easy too !!
to know is the greatest thing. thanks for sharing your knowledge with me i really appreciate it
thanks again
linda

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