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2004-08-06, 17:35 #1
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rundll problem (Windows XP Home Edition)
Hi Everyone: Can someone tell me how to get rid of a rundll error. Every time I reboot the computer I get a dialog box that says in the left hand top corner rundll. Then the message says Error loading C:PROGRA~1NEWDOT~1NEWDOT~2.DLL The specified module could not be found. I checked the registry and newdot is not there nor in my program files, so why does this error message keep coming up. It's annoying. I need it to go away lol. Thanks
2004-08-06, 19:49 #2
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Re: rundll problem (Windows XP Home Edition)
Your machine is infected with a parasite called newdotnet.
First check Control Panel>add remove programs, and look for a program called NewDot or NewDot Net. IF you see it there, remove it.
This is a self replicating worm that has to be removed completely or it will renew itself.
Go to this site for a more complete description and a manual removal procedure. NewDot
Also Symantec has a removal tool for it at NDOTNET
If you lose access to a newly installed program after removing NewDot, you will know that it was the program that installed the parasite in the first place.
I assume that you have an up to date Anti-Virus program running in your machine??
Edited to add: And also use something like Adaware & Spybot, to check for malware, etc.?BOB
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