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!Please be aware that this new year we have been swamped so it may take a week for a reply