How do I find a DLL file?

  pcbobby 10:27 10 Nov 2005

OS is Win 98SE. using IE6 & OE

My PC was hit with a virus.

When using the Antivirus software: Lavasoft and NoAdware to dispose of it, it appears that in my panic (and ignorance), I have also got rid of some files that may have been involved.

The message that appears on the screen is: Error starting program. ‘Required file. C:\Windows|System\Wininet.DLL’, not found.

The scenario now is, Internet Explorer, misconfig, and about 50% of my programs will not load.

To access the net, I have had to shortcut the Dialup Connection to the desktop and download Netscape to search the net.

Your advice will be much appreciated.

  De Marcus™ 10:28 10 Nov 2005
  PaulB2005 10:29 10 Nov 2005

click here

Start Menu, Run...


sfc /scannow

and hit enter.

  Stuartli 11:02 10 Nov 2005

If you use sfc /scannow you will need the installation disk handy.

You can download Wininet.dll from:

click here

  pcbobby 11:08 10 Nov 2005

Thank you De Marcus, and PaulB2005.

Stuartli. Installation disc? Win 98?

  De Marcus™ 11:14 10 Nov 2005

You may need you 98 installation cd to run the system file checker. If sfc finds files that need replacinf it will take them from you 98 cd.

  pcbobby 11:17 10 Nov 2005

I shall try the CD route first, if that fails, then the zip file, if I can open it properly!

  pcbobby 11:48 10 Nov 2005

Could not advance beyond typing sfc.scannow.
Looks like it is the zip file. how do I unzip correctly to the the target?

  De Marcus™ 11:51 10 Nov 2005

are you typing the command in properly with the space?

copy and paste

sfc /scannow

  ACOLYTE 11:53 10 Nov 2005

Click the file and then browse to the c/windows/system folder and unzip.

  pcbobby 12:06 10 Nov 2005

Thank you ACOLYTE, I will have a go.

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