How to remove the newdotnet6_38 virus

Most antivirus programs identify newdotnet6_38.dll as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NewDotNet, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/NewDotNet.

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Newdotnet6_38.dll file information

The process known as Domains belongs to software Domains by (

Description: Newdotnet6_38.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Newdotnet6_38.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\NewDotNet\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 229,376 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Newdotnet6_38.dll is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Newdotnet6_38.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with newdotnet6_38.dll occur, you could remove the entire program Domains using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify newdotnet6_38.dll related errors

External information from Tony Klein:

Important: You should check the newdotnet6_38.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

I think it is an spyware or adware program that is came with DivX pro 5.11 or 5.2 Pro Codec.
  Barnby Tailor  
Spyware installed by edonkey2000.......
  Roy Mkrzl  
When I got this one from, it also installed lots of browser hi-jacking software
I noticed this DLL file on my pc and I also have DivX installed.
I got it with Edonkey2000 as well...
It brokes my internet connection
edonkey installed this
possibly from imesh client
May be a browser hijacker
    (further information)
browser hijacker, and newdot.spyware allows adds from there parteners to be displayed on your computer also loads into memory and changes the regestry (DO NO TRUST THIS PROGRAM DEL IT AND DELTHE REGESTRY VALUE
came from endonkey2000 from me, when u try 2 deinstall it manualy it will block your internet connection
I also recently installed some DivX codecs.
You should use mozilla!
you will get it with any version of imesh
Interferes with IE browser and inserts itself into every running process. It came with a XMas screen saver downloaded by my unsuspecting wife. Definitely should be removed.
i also recieved this when i downloaded divx.Ihad lots of spyware trouble at about the same time
NewDotNet is a browser hijacker and can update itself without any input from you. Anything that modifies your windows HOSTS file is a hijacker and we don't want it! The "purpose" of this is to add support for additional domains like .AGENT .INC .LOVE .SHOP .SPORT. We suggest you remove this.
Dunno where I got it from, but it destroyed my internet connection(I'm still trying to fix it)
  annoyed user  
Got virus now my network says limited or no connectivity cannot renew ip what so ever cannot release either I know that I am doing everything right so any suggestion would be most helpful.
from edonkey and overnet
I deleted it with microsoft antispyware and whennever I start the computer there is the message this file is removed and not found
Keeps creating popups since I got it. now it's gone they've stopped
I have tried to remove it and delete this file by a variety of ways. I can not delete it or quarantine and delete it.
Got it with Edonkey 2000, used Spybot, ad-aware and registry mechanic to remove it and removed a registry entry manually. Now there's a file called newdotnet6_38.dll_tobedeleted in c:\program files\NewDotNet\ that I can't remove, even with a save mode startup.
its a spyware
Slows down all programs
Newdotnet destroyed my internet connection and I don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help? I am extremely frustrated with this.
  Jennifer Petrone  
I just found this searching for a program. I would recomend removing any NewDotNet stuff from my computer immediately!!
I got it when I installed a freeware DVD decoder (it came with some search toolbars for IE). When I started having problems using Visual Studio .NET 2003, that's when I noticed it. I actually used the uninstall program available from and was unable to access the internet using a browser. Had to reset winsock and then everything worked fine.
  Molly Fagan  
From what other people have said I believe it does mess with your internet connection... Mine started messing up the same time Synamtec started seeing this file.. problem is Synamtec doesn't know what to do about it and keeps leaving it alone.. I would like more info on how to get rid of this...
  webwiz71 -- AIM  
It breaks my Internet Connection an also slow down my pc.I think it comes with Warez P2P.
When I rename this .dll, my internet stops working. Can't resolve hosts.
Keeps disabling my McAfee virus scan
Caused major problems with Internet Explorer 6 on ME operating system
Spyware, remove registry values with ad aware or simiilair
You have to run the uninstall file from add/remove programs & it should return your internet winsock settings to normal.
i guess the replaces some winsock files... after having uninstalled it violently, windows wasn't able to resolve any DNS-names into an IP-adress. i heard something about a proggy called "winsockfix" (i'm not sure), that fixes the problem
Its an exe that hooks itself to multiple exes running the memory. So you cant just go and delete it. use WinTasks Pro to detect it. dont know how to remove it yet
it's has suppurt from a file in c:\\window\system32\topsys.exe. It comes from I - mesch
it was scanned as a virus by nortan and no other program could delete it so i used spyware nuker 2005 to delete and it was removed
use spyware nuker 2005 and it will remove it completely
It diconnects IE when I try to use a search engine. It does not effect Firefox; I got it with Warez p2p. Avoid downloading Warez, it always had bad guys hanging around
it takes over the computer I can,t even uninstall
Got something similar from Warez P2P. Was a persistant little bastard. Couldn't release/renew IP Rebotted modem, router - no dice. Finally downloaded XP winsock fix this fixes registry and forces IP renew. This worked. Uninstalled WarezP2P. Wont use it again
  Zachary W  
it apears to be blocking u for getting Ad-Aware SE it is like it dont want u to get it.....
  Beaver scumware purveyors from idealab (626) 585-6900
Horrible Program. Inserts itself into your winsock files and destroys your internet. I currently have it and been told to run "winsockfix" as well. Going to try it later.
After reading the other responses, I believe i got it from Overnet (even though it's a cracked ver of the pro edition) so watch out.
I removed this file under add/remove programs, but it is still on the start up list in two places. I tried to uninstall using the uninstall instructions and was told that the uninstall file had a virus.
  CMO   (further information)
I can get ride of this nightmare with Zachary W's advise, Big thanks to you. works. I also used warezP2P, but never again..
  Harry   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of newdotnet6_38.dll: based on 113 votes with 51 user comments. 70 users think newdotnet6_38.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 26 users think newdotnet6_38.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 18 users don't grade newdotnet6_38.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving newdotnet6_38 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active newdotnet6_38 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the newdotnet6_38.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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