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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The error message you are getting is a result of a trojan virus that embedds itself in WININET.DLL.
Two simplest solutions:
1. If there is nothing important on the laptop that isn't already backed up, use your Dell install disks to re-install the computer.
2. If you have important files on the drive which are NOT backed up. Take it to a pro, or buy a 2.5" Hard drive enclosure, put your drive in the caddy and connect it to another computer that has an up to date virus scanner. Scan the drive for viruses and allow the virus scanner to clean all virus' it finds.
When that's done copy the files you need to the other computer and then Restore the laptop as per step 1. When it's up and running again, install a good virus scanner, then copy the files back to it from the other PC.
Hope this helps,
Posted on May 14, 2009
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