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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 July 2008 at 8:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 615193fbebc144d3
2ae09b0b0e6eba6f
32a4feb1
10893ce653b65634
bfdcbac0942e62c5
No 6.00.3790.
4237
(srv03_sp2
_gdr.08021
5-1206)
6.00.3790.
4237
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7588b63fa5c8cc36
1930a16eeded11e5
71e72fd4
a90e8d194aacd631
87a1eb1ea087d820
No 6.00.2900.
2861
(xpsp_sp2_
gdr.060303
-1517)
6.00.2900.
2861
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable fcd38f1e240224ef
bbd3a01838db84d2
63a92775
8958f4a955e04611
c377bffbc64ea9ff
No 11.00.1836
2.418
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1836
2.418
Canada
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable eac51269af4f8ad4
47283b9aea05a565
00a14f25
2631b35ac715875e
9c9b7ac5373322c3
No 11.00.1506
3.1987
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1506
3.1987
Italy
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