How to remove the Domains malware

Most antivirus programs classify newdotnet3_88.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Adware.NDotNet (detected by Symantec), and Adware:Win32/NewDotNet (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Domains software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Domains and how to get rid of it.

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Newdotnet3_88.dll file information

The process known as Domains belongs to software Domains by (

Description: Newdotnet3_88.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Newdotnet3_88.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\NewDotNet\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 167,936 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 4A2AACF3-ADF6-11D5-98A9-00E018981B9E. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. The newdotnet3_88.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Newdotnet3_88.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the software Domains using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: You should check the newdotnet3_88.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Domains has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

they have a disregarde for peoples private hardware and choose to instal their software without asking anything their offered task bar just appears at the bottom of your screen without any input by the private or business user. this type of disregarde could be faital where everyone to do the same and I am still tring to work out how they got into my system with out my express permission
  Robbie Kleij   (further information)
when i rename this file .my network show limited or not connectivity and i am get out of network.
  subhash jugran  
The copy I got installed on my system came from, which have good quality free games that you can install and are quite fun. However, they also install two (or more) adware type programs. and a program simply called Save. You can kill the process Save from the task manager, and just delete the folder it installed to (check from Start- Run- msconfig- Startup to see where Save is installed). You can remove from the Add/Remove programs. The dont try to hide that they install these, so I don't really consider it dangerous. It's how they keep good games free.
This DNS helper, breaks AVG anti-virus package. Make sure you have removed before installing Anti-Virus software in general, because the AVS will detect it, remove it and from then on you have no DNS capabilities, rendering your network system non functional.
This file seems to interfere with the Windows winsock. As such, it disrupts Internet Explorer, Outlook, and some network connectivity. Because network connectivity is disrupted, the best removal seems to be a spyware program that can be loaded from a flash drive, etc, and not one that requires download from the internet. Spybot S&D does remove it, although a reboot and rescan are required because of a protected folder.
  Ian Dodge  

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Summary: Average user rating of newdotnet3_88.dll: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think newdotnet3_88.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving newdotnet3_88 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active newdotnet3_88 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the newdotnet3_88.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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