Published Jun 09, 2006 | Updated Apr 16, 2011

Adware:Win32/NewDotNet

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: AdWare.Win32.NewDotNet (Kaspersky) NDotNet (McAfee) W32/NewDotNet.A (Norman) Spyware/New.net (Panda) NewDotNet (Sunbelt Software) Adware.NDotNet (Symantec) Adware_NewDotNet (Trend Micro) Adware.NewDotNet.AA (VirusBuster)

Summary

NewDotNet software serves as an access point to Web sites sponsored by New.net, Inc. The software enables a Web browser to connect to New.net-sponsored Web sites when valid abbreviations of New.net-sponsored URLs are entered in the browser address bar. NewDotNet also installs the Quick! Toolbar, a browser helper object (BHO) that presents a list of New.net-sponsored Web sites based on search keywords, mistyped URLs, or invalid URLs that a user enters in a browser address bar.
 
After it is installed, NewDotNet may install updates and other programs automatically. NewDotNet may integrate as a Winsock layered service provider (LSP); improper removal of NewDotNet can therefore cause loss of Internet connectivity.
Use Microsoft Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, the Microsoft Safety Scanner, or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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