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Windows Defender 'mswsock.dll'

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#1
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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Chase

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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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#3
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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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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#5
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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wsh

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#6
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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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?:


In the Start Search dialog box, type: cmd, and right-click cmd.
Click Run as administrator.
 

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wsh

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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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#9
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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    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
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    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
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    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
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wsh

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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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#11
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?
I'm am using Windows 7 right now... but I'm pretty sure the steps are the same for Vista, if not at least very similar... but this is the steps I take:

Just type "cmd" in the search field, right click the cmd link and it should be there.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

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Sorry, my bad, I had typed cmd and hit Enter. I managed to Run as Administrator and reset winsock and restarted the laptop, but the Internet Explorer still couldn't open any page. I also tried resetting TCP/IP and restarted the laptop, but this didn't solve the problem either.
Do you have any other suggestion?
 

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