wininet.dll - Is wininet.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wininet.dll?
Purpose of wininet.dll:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: wininet.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
This is a module that contains many different internet functions, like all DLL's, many of them are used to share functions for various applications. In this case, Windows uses the wininet.dll for various internet related functions. For example, if you run Microsoft's anti-spyware program, you may see the wininet.dll appear in your startup list, as it may call this to perform a function during bootup time. Visit wininet.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the wininet.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be found in your system32 folder, at c:\windows\system32\


  • Is wininet.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is wininet.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wininet.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes