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ATTENTION: If you are having problems with MS AntiSpyware
please be specific about the trouble you are having. Do
not just say, "I hate it" or "I'm having trouble" or "It
doesn't work".

Microsoft ENGINEERS read these forums and use your
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about the nature of the problem then you're wasting
everyones time and this newsgroup's resources. Tell them
what is wrong so they know what types of issues you are
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Nick P

The problems I had were; windows sp2 firewall switched
itself off, my anti-virus program uninstalled itself and
when starting up the PC I now get an error message
(RUNDLL unable to load C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL)
Whatever that is I don't know but the PC is OK now. I
solved the firewall problem with the help of a Microsoft
advisor-resetting winsock cured it. After a couple of
days I was able to reinstall my anti-virus program. any
help in sorting the RUNDLL error would be appreciated.
Other than the above, the antispyware completely cleared
my PC of any spyware.
Sorry to ramble on, hope its of any help
 
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Bill Sanderson

The rundll error is a (harmless but annoying) remnant of an incomplete
spyware removal.

One thing you might try is re-scanning with Microsoft Antispyware in safe
mode. I have a feeling that it will ignore that entry, however, since it
hasn't found it heretofore.

You can remove such an error by editing the registry, but this is best
avoided, since there's no "undo" function, and changes to the registry can
make your system unbootable and Microsoft support makes no guarantee of
being able to get you out of such a state.

Microsoft Antispyware contains a System Explorer which might allow you to
find the entry which provokes this error: Tools, advanced tools, system
explorers, and choose Startup Programs from the left column.

See whether an entry referencing NETDOT is visible there, and if so, choose
either block or remove to prevent the startup error.

A second tool to do this job is MSCONFIG. Start, run, msconfig <enter>

Look in the startup tab for a line referencing NEWDOT, and uncheck that
item. You then need to make a further choice to keep from getting reminded
that you have an item disabled in MSCONFIG on each boot.

I believe one of these two methods should enable you to remove this remnant
error message.
 
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Nick P

I tried the msconfig tool, problem solved.
Many thanks for your help.
 
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Bill Sanderson

Explain, please?

My understanding of Nick's problem is that newdotnet is gone, but Microsoft
Antispyware failed to remove a single entry in the registry startup
vectors--the executable that entry referred to was already gone.
 

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