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Missing file = Internet not working

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    Join Date : Nov 2010
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    Missing file = Internet not working

    Hi,
    I opened my computer and saw an error message:
    "Could not load or run C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\dwm.exe specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove reference to it in the registry."
    I ignored it and tried to open Google Chrome to surf the web. After it continually told me the pages I was trying to reach were unavailable, I switched to Internet Explorer. Same issue.
    I have not gone through, deleted, or installed any new programs for several weeks. My computer is registering the internet connection.
    Could you please help me? How do I get this working again?
    Thanks,
    Mary

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    Join Date : Apr 2009
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    Re: Missing file = Internet not working

    I would suggest posting over in the System Security forums as you most likely have a virus infection: System Security - Vista Forums

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    Re: Missing file = Internet not working

    hi use this free software to check the updates and patches to fix this issue
    Secunia Personal Software Inspector - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
    but first download and run Malware bytes
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
    cheers
    Ash

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    Re: Missing file = Internet not working

    Also can you go to control panel > internet options > then reset Internet explorer to factory defaults..

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