Explorer.exe failed

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fdtruck

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I have a dell cpu once I upgraded to nortons 2006 and scanned it for viruses which it removed several. I then loaded microsofts new beta popup blocker and scan my machine which it removed 38 different adwares. I rebooted and now it gives me my picture on the desktop with the error message explored.exe failed because the wininet.dll not found. I have gone to the safemode but can only get the dos prompt. I tried sfc/scannow but forgot what it told me but it did nothing. Any help would be greatly apprciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Information obtained at WinTasks DLL Library

wininet - wininet.dll - DLL Information
DLL File: wininet or wininet.dll
DLL Name: Internet Extensions for Win32

Description:
wininet.dll is a module that contains Internet-related functions used by Windows applications.

Note: wininet.dll is a process which the Troj/Zlob-AO trojan tries to disguise itself as under the true process name of %systemroot%\mscornet.exe. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.

The process is still in your startup so it is looking for it. Click start \ run and type msconfig and check what you have in your startup.
 

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Lance Iam not able to get to anything but my taskmamager on the start up screen. I have been able to get to the reg edit from here and found a file don't open under the desktop file. It shows ncpa.cpl and a odbccp32.cpl file with no in the data are. Can I delete these or rename them and fix my problem. thaks for the reply
 
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I suggest then that you do a repair on your system. Boot from the XP CD and select NOT the first repair option but the second. So when it asks you to hit any key to continue with the installation do so and it’ll give you the option for repair. You will not lose and data or setting in this repair.
 
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