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Mysterious Sound Clips

by elysiara / May 18, 2009 10:55 PM PDT

Hi. Happy
I just got rid of winpc-antivirus this morning and I've had some pretty serious issues with spyware and viruses in the past, but just today I've noticed something very very strange.
Sound clips, seemingly from news reports, will start playing every now and again on my laptop without me running any programs. Usually they start and seem to run on a loop, going through several different clips before repeating and then finally stopping for quite some time.
The sound is coming through my speakers without anything being run, I can't see anything strange on the desktop and I really don't know what else to say. It's very disconcerting.
These sound clips started before I removed winpc-antivirus and I'm concerned that they may be linked to it in some way.
Has anyone heard of any malware that causes these effects? If so, what is the best way to locate and remove it?
Thank you! xx

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Pls. run an on-line scan....
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 19, 2009 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Mysterious Sound Clips

Please run the Housecall online virus scan located at:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Follow the prompts to scan your hard drive for viruses. Select the "Autoclean" option so that

Housecall will remove any viruses from your system.
When the scan is finished, please restart your computer.

You also could run:

http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml

Note: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!

*Click on Online Services and then Online Scanner
*Accept the License Agreement.
*Once the ActiveX installs, click Full System Scan
*Once the download completes,the scan will begin automatically.
* The scan will take some time to finish,so please be patient.
*When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.

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handy tips
by bidufarewell / May 21, 2009 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Mysterious Sound Clips

whenever you find something unusual press cntrl+alt+del then go to Process tab now check for any unknown process appearing new on the process pool board. To identify make a good habbit of marking processes by eying them oftenly when the PC runs normally so that any new process can be recognized by you. And yes use a good firewall. If u can identify an unknown process you can try end that process by right click then End process tree, then yes. Now wait and check what effect it made. Trail and error method will make yourself an expert process tracker.

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