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

First Seen: 14 September 2018 at 11:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3cdf9ad4a4a66fea
083c68dcd6b50fe0
d5471997
355fe17875401ab3
787c4930a5757bf0
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 8.00.6001.
18702
(longhorn_
ie8_rtm(wm
bla).09030
8-0339)
8.00.6001.
18702
10.224.25.40/32 N/A
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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
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 00170baa0902c6fc
ea4979e549e67b7d
de9ace4d
642cfef8525339fb
83f2a1909898eaab
No 4.70.1215 4.70.1215 10.224.25.96/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 072508558790b3ca
471fe8b251ee7f8b
20fd56ff
734d46879863b5cf
bea8ca26c23ffd26
No 4.70.1218 4.70.1218 United States
3 N/A Non-executable eafdb2201761639e
7f97262526888d8e
854a2600
cd8ae1a447d79992
452ee91c33a057ab
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c0a84a5450b224e4
5a2b56a9c5055903
c102048c
39f26baea931c9e9
2d7b94e72411a4ec
No 4.70.1215 4.70.1215 United States
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