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  1. #1
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    Rundll

    I have a problem getting on the net. I get a error messages

    Rundll

    and error message can't load C:/PROGRA~1/NEWDOT~1/NEWDOT~1.DLL

    Can anyone help me.
    also:
    My screen is so huge that I can't reach the X out and Minimize. The Icons are huge. Any idea how to fix it and why this happened.

    All this happened after my daughter downloaded some AOL stuff. Thanks "Pic"

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    I would start by running
    MSCONFIG
    Check each tab ( startup, win.ini, system.ini ) for the newdot command line. or line that includes it
    Edit the line or remove the check from the box next to it.


    This stops it from attempting to load the program.

    Removes the error and should stop the screen change

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    I would also run a set of security scans. I am not familiar with newdot, but it sounds like it is messing with your system and I wouldn't be suprised if it was spyware. I would run Spybot and/or AdAware for the spyware scan, Trojan Hunter (trial version) for trojans, and consider running an online virus scan in addition to running your own AV with updated definitions. You can find links to these in mjc's security thread.

    Edit: I just did a quick search and it looks like Newdot is spyware and that you daughter may have downloaded Kazaa... This is file sharing software for downloading music and it is scumware. It provides a gateway for all sorts of spyware, virus and trojan infections. I would check to see if you have it and post back for how to get rid of it if you do...
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    newdot is spyware. Built in with Kazza as far as I know, and could be with other progs.

    Go to the following ggogle link will tell you a bit more and further link there to download small prog to get rid of it. (sixth link down page

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=new...=Google+Search
    Last edited by ErnieK; 06-08-2003 at 05:57 PM.
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    Ernie, new.Net, technically is not spyware...foistware; yes!



    jeriatrix, first you will need to check to see if there is a New.net uninstaller in Add/Remove programs.

    Second, what did you use to remove new.net?

    Third, which version of Windows?

    The screen problems sound like a resolution change, right click on an empty spot on your desktop and select properties...you should then be able to change the resoultion.
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    I think the newdot folder has already been deleted so the message is given. Remove its reference from loading with windows, use msconfig, or some tools like regcleaner, or manualy with regedit from Run keys.

    For the problem of not being able to reach the "X" button, you need to adjust the geometry of your monitor. You probably have buttons in your monitor for that. For the icons being large, looks like screen resolution is set too low. Adjust it from display properties.

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    Ok, guys, New.Net is not a normal error generator, when errors crop up it is from improper removal. Improper removal of New.Net breaks things. The normal fixes DO NOT apply and in fact can make matters worse...

    This seems to be a case of AOL actually having messed with the winsock2 files, thereby "breaking" the New.Net install...whic in turn broke the winsock files even more.

    This right now is a partial "break' and running the new.Net unistaller may be able to fix it...in the case of New.Net the uninstaller should always be run first!! It is designed to handle an incomplete removal by something else (doesn't always work, depending on how much has already been removed).
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