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Windows 7: ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10

26 Feb 2014   #1
CarwashGuru

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10

When I ran Autoruns it shows that ie4uinit.exe is missing from C:\Windows\System32\. It is under the section of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components. How can I fix this problem when all I see in forum is about IE10, I have IE11. My system break down is in my System Spec Folder.

Thanks for ANY help!!!


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27 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's start with what I see for a "good" entry shown in Autoruns and the registry:

The important part of the first screenshot shown below is at the very the bottom - the path to winmail.exe. That is the exe that the registry says should be on the hard drive. Since Autoruns found that exe, it showed the line in Autoruns as okay.

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-ar1.png



For whatever reason, Autoruns thinks that there should be a program named start; but when Autoruns cannot find start on the hard drive, it marks that row in yellow and declares File not found.

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-ar2.png



C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe and C:\Windows\system32\ie4uinit.exe are clearly present on the hard drive.
ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-ar3.png


If you do not find ie4uinit.exe in the location shown above, please run:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
ie4uinit.exe is one of the files that SFC replaces when it can.


If you are seeing something different that what those screenshots show, please post a screenshot of what you see. The info about MS Paint in this post might help. At the bottom of that post about using MS Paint is a link that details how to upload screenshot files to this forum.


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27 Feb 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

ie4uinit.exe, like many files in \Windows and \system32 is a hardlink:

C:\Windows\System32>fsutil hardlink list ie4uinit.exe
\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe
\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-setup-support_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.9200.16798_none_64f833a59cebd08d\ie4uinit.exe

so some programs will not show it actually exists. For instance Everything Search does not show it. Most likely Autoruns will not show it either.
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27 Feb 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

:-)

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-ar.png


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27 Feb 2014   #5
CarwashGuru

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
Screenshot of ie error and Antilog32 error in Autoruns

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-autoruns-ie4uinit.exe-error.png

This is the ie4uinit.exe error in Autoruns. I also have an Antilog32 error further down in autoruns.

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-autoruns-antilog32-error.png

I hope I did this right and THANKS for the HELP!!!


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27 Feb 2014   #6
CarwashGuru

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
Screenshot requested.

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-autoruns-ie4uinit.exe-error.png

Here is the screenshot of ie4uinit.exe issue. But I do have another Autoruns issue with Antilog32 shown below.

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-autoruns-antilog32-error.png

Thank you SO MUCH for any HELP!!!


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27 Feb 2014   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Autoruns

Hi,

When I run Autoruns as administrator on my machine I see the same "file not found" entry for ie4uinit.exe and I think that must be normal.

I take a look at the file using another method and although the file is seen guess what happens when I want to view file properties? Again - this appears to be normal.

See screenshot:

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-2014-02-28-02_52_47-powertool-x64-v1.jpg

If you want to confirm that ie4uinit.exe is present in it's correct location and doing it's job:

Start> Run then type

ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

and you should see your desktop icons being rebuilt/ refreshed without any "file not found" error messages.


As for antilog64.sys - it would appear to be a hidden driver that's installed by Zemana antilogger. If you've uninstalled Zemana antilogger you can search for and remove the driver - otherwise leave it alone.

Follow the threads and links to other threads here for more information on Autoruns "file not found" and why it's not always a problem. Indeed I see the same type of entries when i use in advanced mode:

http://runscanner.net/

Research is needed before deletion.:

http://forum.sysinternals.com/topic4719.html


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28 Feb 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

CarwashGuru,
Please run...
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
...and let us know the results.

Please follow Callender's instructions concerning antilog64.sys.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
ie4uinit.exe, like many files in \Windows and \system32 is a hardlink:
~~~
...Most likely Autoruns will not show it either.
You are correct (of course :-)

Callender was find enough to discuss this thread via PM with me. We discovered that we are seeing different things from autoruns because we have different versions installed. The tool has changed the way that it parses this info:
Code:
C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /D /C start C:\Windows\system32\ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
Autoruns v11.34 parsed that string and went hunting for the non-existant file named "start". As post #4 shows, autoruns v11.34 can use a hard link for C:\Windows\system32\ie4uinit.exe and show that things are okay because it found the actual file in the WinSxS folder.

Autoruns v11.70 parsed that string, went hunting for ie4uinit.exe but failed to resolve the hard link.
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28 Feb 2014   #9
CarwashGuru

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
Screenshot you wanted and runscanner.log file

ie4uinit.exe missing after using Autorun, I have IE11, not 10-sfc-results.png

I thought this REALLY could help! Look at all of the missing files at end of log!

runscanner.log


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28 Feb 2014   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for running the SFC scan. The results show ie4uinit.exe to be alive and well :-)

Doh! I now see that Callender was passing along some info about how other tools don't always find files that are hard links. I'm not sure that Callender was asking for the results of the scan. I'll let Callender help you with those results.
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