How do I restore a .dll file to my Windows?


What kind of virus is w95.hybris.worm and what does it affect? Upon running NAV, it said that the file wsock32.dll was infected by this virus and it could not be repaired, so it was deleted.

What is that file used for, is it a necessary file to run the computer and should I reinstall Windows 98 or run Repair Disk to correct it?

Thank you.


This question was answered on April 17, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


Wsock32 is used with your web browser and will definitely cause problems if missing You don't need to reinstall Windows Here is a write up from McAfee It should help you

Apparently, when many virus scanners detects the virus within WSOCK32.DLL, it deletes it Below will tell you how to restore that file from the Windows' Cabs

Click the START MENU|RUN, type SFC and click OK

Choose 'Extract one file' from the installation disk

Type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WSOCK32.DLL in the box and click Start

In the Restore from box type C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS or browse to the Win98 directory on your Windows98 CD-ROM

Click OK and follow remaining prompts

Hope this helps You can use the same directions to restore single Windows files in the future if you need.

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!


Posted by Robert of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 17, 2001