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Windows 7: wshelper.dll missing, but actually present

21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
wshelper.dll missing, but actually present

Hi people, my first post here. I'm a web-apps programmer with a very (sorry) basic knowledge of windows. I know, it's a shame...

Because of a malware and the subsequent avira antivir fix, I'm having a huge problem with wshelper.dll.

I have an admin account, and I run xampp server for local development.
After the virus, xampp is running but none of my browser (localhost and are giving any response.

I've recreated the system32\drivers\etc\host file as shown at microsoft, and now I'm trying to reset netsh winsock, but via cmd I get a "wshelper.dll missing", so I'm stuck. I've checked, the dlls are where they have to be (system32, system64, syswow64).

Just to know, when I launch my eclipse android emulator I get a "DNS server missing" message.

So, my question(s):
Do I have to overwrite the dlls with a copy?
If yes, how do I have to procede? De-authorize the 3 sys folders or there is another way?

thanks in advance.

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21 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More

Any time I get issues with system files, the first thing I do is go to the command prompt and sfc /scannow. Just checking if you have done this...
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21 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

thanks faber. yeah, I did it... it says "everything ok"...
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21 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More

don't know if this will help, but under static linking, it says some info that may help you in the right direction. good luck and god speed!

Windows 7 DLL File Information - wshelper.dll

P.S. I would try chkdsk /r in the "cmd" if you believe any of your files may be corrupt....
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 wshelper.dll missing, but actually present

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