NewDotNet and HuntBar-how do I get rid of these unwanted programs?

Posted on 2004-03-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Sptbot S&D, Adaware 6.018 and McAfee Virus Scan have all pinpointed NeDotNet and HuntBar/BTIEIN as the unwanted programs that have taken control over IE and redirect it to unwanted and unsolicited web pages.  However, none of these spyware protection programs have been able to eliminate or disable these unwanted programs.  I have tried running both Adaware and Spybot S&D on startup (as recommended), disabling NewDotNet on the msconfig startup manager and using uninstall.  Nothing has worked so far.  Does anyone have a solution to this problem? Help!
Question by:rwrudd
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sunray_2003 earned 250 total points
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Try these programs


HijackThis : 

Also check these registry entries and delete them if you find them there

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
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You say you tryed ADaware but you need to be sure you have the latest refernce file installed also. If you downloaded Adaware and ran it it probably didn't catch 50 % of what you have installed. Be sure to use the latest refence file to get it go here:

Download the zip and extract the file in C:\ Program Files \Lavasoft \adaware and replace the file that currently resides there and then re-run the Adaware scan. Bet you find tons of stuff that can be removed

Hope this Helps


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litraly makes me want to vomit with loathing and contempt.

whilst im on the subject of this vomit indusing crap
its intresting to note that having a poke about inside NewDotNet's guts with a hex editor you will see some of the following hard coded content...

RCPT TO:    
/webmail/br/compose.tmpl /mail/mail=send.html

now theres only one reason, i can think of that this evil scum might be hard coding the URLs and querystrings of popular web based email services and Chunks of POP3 Protocol into their widly distributed winsock layer...

and that would be that they are harvising the email addresses of everysingle person you send email to so they can hose them with showers of stinking spam.
and we wonder why the web is drowning in a sea of putrid, uncolidited, crap while proudly bosts 174,661,619 users

oh unless anyone can think of a better explanation...of course


grrr, arrg

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I agree with zapthedingbat.
Also, when you run Adaware, make sure you follow the directions posted on their website for running a "Custom" scan the
first time.
Make sure you get the latest version of CWShredder (ver 1.55, I think) - Cool Web Search has been rewritten to try and
block CWShredder.

Good luck!

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