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#1 Nufan

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:01 PM

Hi all, it seems that after my anti-spyware scans my pc automatically deleted a windows file named 'wininet.exe'
Without it I can't use search engines on internet nor post messages on forums on internet (this is the reason I'm posting from a different pc) and so on..

Could anyone please help me getting back 'wininet.exe'?
Tnx alot :thumbsup:

It's used to be located in C://windows/system32/wininet.exe
(probably a systemhidden file)

Edited by Nufan, 20 June 2005 - 02:02 PM.


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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:38 PM

I did a search for the file under our start database and at CastleCops.
Here's the info I found:

System Update2 X wininet.exe Added by the Autotroj-C TROJAN!

I don't think you really want to bring it back.

You should post a HiJackThis log in this forum:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Hij...alysis-f22.html

Please read all of the instructions here.

Edited by Joshuacat, 20 June 2005 - 02:42 PM.

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#3 Kid_Icarus1217

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 03:15 PM

When I first say thie question, I though maybe it might be related to my problem (see my post on this section about yahoo zip file problem), because I did not have the file either, and yet I have a wininet.dll file and several copies. Are those legitimate files?

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:03 PM

Kid_Icarus1217, if you have a specific question, you should open up a new topic so you can get a response to it. By answering your questions in this post, it confusing Nufans issue.

The startup database is located here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Good luck.

Thanks.
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#5 Nufan

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 07:34 AM

K tnx :thumbsup: , I just heard in the HJT part that wininet.exe is a trojan, but I can't acces search engines and other stuff that has something to do with fttp/ftp/other webservers.. when I searched mircosoft.com (on a different pc) I noticed wininet.dll came most close to my problem, the problem is.. there's nothing wrong with that file, it's located at the direction it should be.. so it's really confusing :flowers:




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