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Removed Spywarestrike, Can't Remove A File.

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#1 slyder56


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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:34 PM

I was able to remove spywarestrike, and several other problems. However ever time I run ms antiSpyware beta it finds this entery in the reg. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\currentversion\polices\Explorer\Run wininet.dll
I have deleted it several times both before and after a reboot. and with ms spryware and manuelly. It always comes right back. I havn't noticed it doing anything, but need to get rid of it. Can some one help . I have ran Hijack this but it doesn't show up in the log. Al

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:00 AM

Hi slyder56

DLL File: wininet or wininet.dll
DLL Name: Internet Extensions for Win32

wininet.dll is a module that contains Internet-related functions used by Windows applications.

As you can see above, the file you are trying to delete is a legitimate windows .dll file. The reaon you cannot delete the file is because Windows needs it function properly and therefore tried to stop you deleting it..

The reason MSantispyware is flagging that file as bad if because the file has become infected by SpywareStrike. However, you cannot just delete that file; it needs to be disinfected using a free tool.

I cannot take you much further, but i have read your post and I think it would be wise for you to post a HijackThis log for an expert to review. I bet you are wondering what HijackThis is. Well it's a program that is simply able to show others what's going on inside your computer, in terms of infection etc..

I recommend you follow the HijackThis preparation guide which can be found here. It is important that you follow the guide closely. A number of scans will be run which may well fix your problem.

As the guide says, after you have completed the scans that are recommended, please post your "HijackThis" log in a new topic in the forum found here. Please add your system infomation and also what describe the problem with the .dll file. You should also place a link to this thread. Please wait for a few days and one of our experts will get onto fixing your computer for you.

Don't try and delete the file anymore!

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