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Rundll Error Message on Start UP

Trying to help my niece on her Gateway computer, Win XP Home. Get the following error message: Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DL2 The specified module could not be found.
You should know that when I started working on her computer, she did "not" have any protection. Downloaded AVG7, found 56 virus/trojans; installed AdAware SE,found 1,152 spyware; installed Spybot, found 56, installed microsoft beta, found another 334 spyware. Hopefully it is somewhat clean now. Two teenage boys in household. Other problems, but taking them one at a time.
Would appreciate any help to resolve this problem. Thanks in advance.

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is also considered to be malware.

If you Google NewDotNet you will find many sites offering removal instructions.

Good luck, and remind your niece to keep her anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-adware definitions up to date, Happy


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Re: Rundll Error Message on Start UP

Also Eddie, you should launch msconfig and check the Startup applications. One of those should be disabled in order to get rid of that message. Which one ? Can't tell you because I can't see the, Anyway, use the following Startup list. But, sometimes those critters use randmon names.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Check msconfig

Sometimes after running spyware scans and deleting files, you will get error messages. This can happen because the program is in the startup group and can't find files needed. Go to run, type in msconfig, startup and uncheck anything with newdot in the name. Also look in the add/remove program list and get rid of it there as well.

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Problem Solved

Thanks for all your help. Went to Control Panel, add/remove, uninstalled NewDot. That problem is resolved. Thanks again. Now on to rest of problems.

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