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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First Seen: 29 September 2008 at 7:47 pm
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