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by jhopp / November 15, 2005 10:53 PM PST

What is NewDotNet? Is it dangerous?

After running SpyBot Search & Destroy the past few times I get the response that NewDotNet is present and after I run the Fix routine it states that NetDotNet could not be removed and recommends that I run SpyBot when I restart my system, which I've done.

I also run the new Microsoft AntiSpyware beta and it doesn't detect NewDotNet.

Should I be concerned? If so, how should I remove it?

I'm running XP Home Edition and I keep everything (Firewall, ZoneAlarm, Norton Anti-virus, Adaware, SpyBot, MS AntiSW and XP) up-to-date.


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Try this Joe
by roddy32 / November 15, 2005 11:23 PM PST
In reply to: NewDotNet

First check add/remove programs and see if there is anything like that listed, if there is, remove it. Then boot into safe mode and run the Spybot scan again. Directions for that are here.

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The Fix
by Bugbatter / November 16, 2005 12:14 AM PST
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by jhopp / November 16, 2005 5:46 AM PST
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The NewDotNet is not listed in the Add/Remove Section. I tried everything suggested including running SpyBot in Safe Mode and running the uninstall program but it's still on my system when I rerun SpyBot.

Any other suggestions? Is this something I can ignore?


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You could also try at
by roddy32 / November 16, 2005 6:34 AM PST
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I had the same thing last week
by Marc Bennett CNET staff/forum admin / November 17, 2005 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: You could also try at

And it was not on the Add/Remove programs list. I did end up downloading the uninstaller from the vendor which made me a little nervous. But it did the uninstall and everything seems to be okay. I'm still not sure where I got NewDotNet to begin with.

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It's sneaky Marc. It sometimes
by roddy32 / November 17, 2005 6:50 AM PST

comes as a piggyback type deal with some programs when you install them. They are many ways to get it unfortunately and also just as unfortunate, removing it one way for one person doesn't always work for the next. Sad

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Thanks...but I still got it
by jhopp / November 24, 2005 1:31 AM PST

Thanks, I appreciate your assistence, I also downloaded and ran their uninstaller, but it's still on my system.

Does anyone elso have any other recommendations? Or should I just ignore it. I do notice a performance degradation.


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If all the suggestions on their
by roddy32 / November 24, 2005 1:35 AM PST

page did not work I would suggest going to a HijackThis expert forum (NOT here please). They can SEE what is going on inside your computer and walk you through removing it. HJT is a very powerful tool and only advanced users should use it.

Please post your HJT logs in one of the following HJT forums:

- http://castlecops.com/f67-Hijackthis_Spyware_Viruses_Worms_Trojans_Oh_My.html
- http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
- http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7

Attention: You have to register to be able to post your HJT log !!

HijackThis download locations:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post the log file in any forums that offers HijackThis analysis.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

BEFORE you post your HJT log - it would be appreciated if you would :

Download and install the following programs, If they're not on your computer, yet:
- AdAware SE : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
- Spybot 1.4: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
- CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.php
Download CWShredder: http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
and put it in it's own folder, f.e. 'C:\CWShredder' or C:\Program Files\CWShredder'
- Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta:

Please be PATIENT - For those of you looking for assistance with HJT logs, please be patient. The experts are really swamped with requests to have logs reviewed etc. If they do not get with you immediately it only means they are helping someone else. Remember they do this free of charge and in their spare time so please be patient.

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Performance Hog...
by boomslang / November 18, 2005 12:03 AM PST
In reply to: NewDotNet

Between this and MarketScore, slowed a friend's computer on DSL down to dialup speed for internet access. Removed both and computer is more stable and internet access is back up to speed.

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by jmd630 / November 18, 2005 3:25 AM PST
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Thanks, but I still got it!
by jhopp / November 24, 2005 1:27 AM PST
In reply to: NewDotNet

I appreciate your help. I know and respect MicroTrend, I ran it but NewDotNet is still on my system.


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Let's Take A Look
by Bugbatter / November 24, 2005 4:27 AM PST
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go to the link below
by dawillie / November 24, 2005 8:37 AM PST
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I gave him that same link a week
by roddy32 / November 24, 2005 9:27 AM PST
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If he followed the Procedure
by dawillie / November 24, 2005 12:41 PM PST

as outlined by the AUTHOR of Newdot.net it would have cleansed his PC.

that is all I suggested.

I mean if the fellow who wrote it cannot erase it, what is the point to writing it in the first place?

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Not Always
by Bugbatter / November 24, 2005 11:03 PM PST
''I mean if the fellow who wrote it cannot erase it, what is the point to writing it in the first place?''
In some cases, going to an ''author'' for an uninstall can make matters worse. However, in this case the procedure that we mentioned should have resolved the problem -- unless there is something else going on. Maybe when he posts his log, we'll be able to see what is running around in there.
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agree with 'not always'
by dawillie / November 24, 2005 11:14 PM PST
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however this is the only one I tried, and it worked for me.

as you say let's wait for the log.

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