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Problems with computer software

When i try to open C: or D: a window prompts on the screen asking through which program you want to open ! Also, when i tried to open Internet Explorer, an error prompts -" The procedure entry point InternetGetSecurityInfoBy URLW could not be located in the dynamic link library WININET.dll" What is the reason for this error and what is the solution?

It was functioning absolutely fine till yesterday but suddenly it started showing error. Please guide.

I downloaded the free Google download to take care of pop-up adds, etc. This wiped out all access to Internet Explorer. All other online functions remain intact. Is it possible to correct the problem so I can access Internet Explorer?

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Go to System restore and roll back to before this problem happened.....

START>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore

good luck :)

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