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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for wininet.dll file, or a way to fix the “wininet.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the wininet.dll file as well.

What is Wininet.dll?

Wininet.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Wininet.dll used for?

Wininet.dll file, also known as Internet Extensions for Win32, is commonly associated with Windows® Internet Explorer. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the wininet.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Wininet.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause wininet.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the wininet.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common wininet.dll errors include:

  • “wininet.dll is missing”
  • “wininet.dll error loading”
  • “wininet.dll crash”
  • “wininet.dll was not found”
  • “wininet.dll could not be located”
  • “wininet.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point wininet.dll error”
  • “Cannot find wininet.dll”
  • “Cannot register wininet.dll”
wininet.dll - System Error The program can`t start because wininet.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Wininet.dll missing error?

If the “wininet.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the wininet.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Wininet.dll

Search through available versions of wininet.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Wininet.dll, 18 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
32bit 9.0.8112.16457 1.1 MB
MD5 7fa3a810f383588d46220967de8b64ff
SHA1 6519a9310c4458073386f4bcce3b4eada5985073
32bit 8.0.7601.17720 958.5 KB
MD5 19714fa7d7204d9bee1ee12791da9010
SHA1 a2eb259d050177cb0db8346a86d7c4e5cc1bb501
64bit 7.0.6001.18639 1.0 MB
MD5 70bc625f25ede67ffd655916a3f3a103
SHA1 9e8fbc3176060915344043f941becfbb4173369f
32bit 7.0.6001.18639 813.5 KB
MD5 da5a72211661c7f162b332fea4f09a69
SHA1 2e13dd8569108938ddb5fe926196b9c1d5364e2d
32bit 6.0.2900.5512 651.0 KB
MD5 b8d98f0cdf9b1429cd95497ad9995078
SHA1 11a232cde2bec3d4871ee46eae3aefe978026ea6
32bit 6.0.2900.2180 641.5 KB
MD5 9f721bd834534e75661d8f9bd1efdcd7
SHA1 831aa5b0c2d32e92ebc0362df937debbd9f835ad
32bit 6.0.2600.0 570.0 KB
MD5 6d9444b32ce64207103bb9f7291a4d23
SHA1 a834a70ffc02e14b599eda7d222bc57281118a30
64bit 11.0.9600.17840 2.3 MB
MD5 417f80e4afba1aa9ebbd618f1c6d9165
SHA1 e3dfee3466207107835eb7ae88d0d04797da16a1
32bit 11.0.9600.17840 1.9 MB
MD5 e4eb138060bae0dbab1a3b71a3141fe7
SHA1 a1816022b2e06c6f47aec4b81e4b5b325f97b1e7
32bit 11.0.9600.17031 1.7 MB
MD5 f89c2bdb6e385ed6ca2ac0085bb6643a
SHA1 b8b6fef69274bc46a2de0ccaab50d471297086a9
64bit 11.0.14393.0 2.5 MB
MD5 6284717704b063b036be00f2cb512a74
SHA1 7d2ab43576dea34829209710cc711db172dcc07e
32bit 11.0.14393.0 2.1 MB
MD5 fe2911011440606411c6b4cfbde22cad
SHA1 748db14ea735e40d505bf62681be52392607c186
64bit 11.0.10586.494 2.9 MB
MD5 1eebc6859473037a1a671738ad083c7d
SHA1 b62d95559c9522ae86da1a783403ddad0cbbd9ed
32bit 11.0.10586.494 2.4 MB
MD5 21be44272cac55d1b6c88c1e0ba78f8e
SHA1 d2bf6041fe3ef6b46faca81e7f66946529fb8bb3
32bit 11.0.10586.122 2.1 MB
MD5 44f1d7984f8b7739ef7ef50dec6b41b9
SHA1 be3b7ecdad88782d29005e37c5142d260fa98dff
64bit 11.0.10586.122 2.6 MB
MD5 6807a6d971aa7a26245397addfe3b5d8
SHA1 98ad346569cb92d3b4335fb2692d35c27cf2c718
32bit 10.0.9200.16862 1.7 MB
MD5 89986727e56709064c219c8b47a20f82
SHA1 3be890296d0c17f407670fa48e85c9d72125e1a0
32bit 10.0.9200.16720 1.7 MB
MD5 e4feb264b47360b7296aea4e052f88d8
SHA1 c63310b332e94f23b98223bb2d6caa50aaf699f4

How to choose the correct version of Wininet.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Wininet.dll file?

To repair the “wininet.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the wininet.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Wininet.dll?

If putting the missing wininet.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 wininet.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Wininet.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair wininet.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of wininet.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the wininet.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your wininet.dll errors and other issues.
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Method 3: Update drivers to restore missing .dll files

Driver updates for the Windows operating system, as well as for network adapters, monitors, printers, etc., can be independently downloaded and installed from the Windows Update Center or by using specialized utilities.

OPTION 1 - Automatic Device Drivers Update

Outbyte Driver Updater automatically updates drivers on Windows. Routine driver updates are now a thing of the past!
  • Step 1: Download the Outbyte Driver Updater
  • Step 2: Install the application
  • Step 3: Launch the app
  • Step 4: Driver Updater will scan your system for outdated and missing drivers
  • Step 5: Click Update to automatically update all drivers

OPTION 2 - Manually Update Device Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Taskbar' search box - write Device Manager - choose Device Manager
  • Step 2: Select a category to look at the devices' names - make right-click the one that needs to be updated
  • Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Step 4: Look at Update Driver, and select it
  • Step 5: Windows might not be able to find the new driver. In this case, the user can see the driver on the manufacturer's website, where all the necessary instructions are available

Method 4: Scan your PC for malware to fix wininet.dll error

Sometimes wininet.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Outbyte Antivirus

Outbyte products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Outbyte program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

Method 5: Fix Wininet.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 6: Fix corrupted Wininet.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix wininet.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the wininet.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of wininet.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the wininet.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and wininet.dll error should be resolved.

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