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    Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Hi Windows defender warning regarding 'mswsock.dll' caused me to mistakenly deny the program access ,now eventhough I have a good connection to the internet I can't access the web!.I have tried system restore and disabled windows defender but still have the same problem.Please help.Thankyou

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Hello magpieno9,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Please try the following:


    1. Click start

    2. Type cmd in the start search box

    3. Right click on cmd from the top of the menu and choose run as administrator.

    4. In the command prompt type the command netsh winsock reset and press
    enter.

    5. Close the command prompt, restart your computer and check the status.

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    If you're still having problems:

    Reset the TCP/IP protocol.....
    Right click on cmd again, and choose “Run” as Administrator.
    Type netsh int ip reset and press ENTER. Type Exit and Restart your computer.

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Hi found the same solution you gave but it didn't work,ended up recovering the whole system as system restore and turning off windows defender didn't fix it.Defender shouldn't allow you to deny essential programs like this,now I'm worried about denying other stuff in case I do the same thing as my technical knowledge is limited.Thanks for your help anyways

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Check and repair Winsock corruption.
    Click Start. In the Start Search dialog box, type: cmd, and right-click cmd.
    Click Run as administrator.
    Type: netsh winsock reset, and then press the ENTER key.
    Type: Exit and press ENTER.
    Restart the computer.

    Reset the TCP/IP protocol.
    Click Start. In the Start Search dialog box, type: cmd, and right-click cmd.
    Click Run as administrator.
    Type: netsh int ip reset, and then press ENTER.
    Type: Exit and press ENTER.
    Restart the computer.

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Hi, I just encountered the same problem that magpien09 had and tried the suggested commands, which came back with 'The requested action requires elevation'. Please help. Thanks very much in advance!

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Quote Originally Posted by wsh View Post
    Hi, I just encountered the same problem that magpien09 had and tried the suggested commands, which came back with 'The requested action requires elevation'. Please help. Thanks very much in advance!
    Hello wsh,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Are you sure you did this step?:


    Quote Originally Posted by kristain View Post
    In the Start Search dialog box, type: cmd, and right-click cmd.
    Click Run as administrator.

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Hi Chase

    Thanks for your reply.

    Sorry, I didn't mention that I couldn't follow that step because when I right-clicked cmd, there was no option to Run as Administrator. Perhaps it's because I had login the Administrator account? Should I login the User account and try again?

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    Quote Originally Posted by wsh View Post
    Hi Chase

    Thanks for your reply.

    Sorry, I didn't mention that I couldn't follow that step because when I right-clicked cmd, there was no option to Run as Administrator. Perhaps it's because I had login the Administrator account? Should I login the User account and try again?
    Yes, you should be on the administrative account.

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    Re: Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

    But I had login to Windows as an Administrator. When I opened cmd, it showed C:\Users\(my name)>
    And when I right-click the top bar, there are only Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize, Close, Edit, Defaults and Properties. I don't have the option to Run as Administrator.
    Do you know which step I had done wrongly?

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