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If those websites are spammy and link from and to other low quality websites, then they are in what is called a bad neighborhood. If you link to them or they link to you, then you become part of the bad neighborhood too. It is bad for your rankings. However, since you most probably do not link to them and you removed (disavowed I guess) those links, then ...
If you think that a particular link is negatively affecting your SEO, you can use the Disavow Tool. Using this tool, you can ask Google to ignore a particular backlink (or backlinks from a particular domain). Note: You should make sure that these links hold no value before you attempt to disavow them.
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