How to Remove “WININET.DLL”

What is WININET.DLL?


The file named WININET.DLL is developed by Microsoft Corporation. A valid digital signature is associated with it. It is verified and is confirmed to be safe to work with. The file receives security updates from Microsoft. It is used by the Internet Explorer browser for the Win32 program. The threat level is 0.

WININET.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\microsoft expression\web 4\pipsie87.exe.local\wininet.dll. The total size of the DLL file is 1 megabyte. The last identified version of the file found is 8.00.7600.16741. Being a system process, the file is mandatory for Internet explorer browser and is part of the Windows operating system. It shouldn’t be disabled as it may cause the OS to crash. 

Affected Platform: Windows 7,8,10.


How to check if your computer is infected with WININET.DLL malware?


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with WININET.DLL malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly
If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the WININET.DLL file and open its location.
If the file is located outside C:\Program Files\microsoft expression\web 4\pipsie87.exe.local\wininet.dll, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove WININET.DLL malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove WININET.DLL malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove WININET.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

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File
Version
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Version
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 86491dea0f84b771
e195786295436c0b
dcbc0863
96e9cbb9f5b7faca
709d87f49183ae5f
No 6.00.2800.
1400
6.00.2800.
1400
10.224.25.43/32
2 N/A Non-executable eafdb2201761639e
7f97262526888d8e
854a2600
cd8ae1a447d79992
452ee91c33a057ab
No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable eb9b9901f84b8cd3
1b8a0a420838b32a
4491f412
d0bcbbfa917f7e11
0ab1a9af11e88807
No 11.00.1629
9.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1629
9.15
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5bac6826f1c63455
c3ae154401a072ce
20611794
bc44669f43a50a38
dc221e26c280eff0
No 6.00.3790.
1830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
6.00.3790.
1830
10.224.25.96/32
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