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    Exclamation New.net the hell off my computer

    Just scanned my computer (winXP, MIE6) with hijackthis and it comes up with lots of entries about New.net. Does anyone have any information about what this is, what it does, etc.

    hijackthis tells me :

    010 - Hijacked Internet access by New.net
    010 - Hijacked Internet access by New.net
    010 - Hijacked Internet access by New.net
    010 - Hijacked Internet access by New.net

    and

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartup


    ..... any advice would be most welcome!

    Thanks.
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    Remove O4 and all enteries that have New.net in them and you _should_ be clean...thats what that tool does.
    With all the subtlety of an artillery barrage / Follow blindly, for the true path is sketchy at best. .:Bring OS X to x86!:.
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    Googled and got this:


    NewDotNet

    The NewDotNet software is bundled with a browser plug-in DLL newdotnetX_XX.dll (X indicates version numbers). The file is placed in C:\Windows\ or C:\WinNT\ and is run at start-up via Rundll32.exe by a Run key

    rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\NEWDOT~1.DLL,NewDotNetStartUp

    which is placed in the Windows registry. The NewDotNet client transmits a unique ID string when checking the New.net server for updates and when checking in with the Firstlook search portal. It promotes New.net's PPC search engine Firstlook.com, by displaying popup ads on a timer.

    The program is known to be installed by KaZAa, Earthlink, @Home ComCast, Juno, Webshots, NetZero, AudioGalaxy, Bearshare and a host of other programs and web sites.

    Do not delete the DLL, as it tampers with the default Winsock settings and manual removal will damage your Internet access capability. More details on safe removal of this spyware agent can be found at:

    http://www.cexx.org/newnet.htm
    http://www.viendez.com/forum.asp?Article=302
    There is an uninstaller and install instructions on the NewDotNet web site. They do not allow (lawyer crazy) anyone to distribute, mirror or link to their web page with the uninstaller. Aren't they the sunshine in your life?

    NOTE: the NewDotNet DLL cannot be properly removed by some spyware cleaner versions!!


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    You may never see any action as a result of your complaint, but if the stream of complaints keeps on, just maybe some action will be taken to guard us all from this kind of 'attack' on our privacy and our lives.
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    Download Ad-Ware! This is a very common spyware!

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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    i agree with SDK i also had the same problem but adware removed it
    Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

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