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Radio-like sound coming from my pc (speakers) - HELP!!!

by TimZ / September 14, 2006 2:52 AM PDT

Out of nowhere a radio or tv like sound starts playing from my computer speakers. I don't have any players open or anything like that. I have all applications closed and it still plays. Ad-aware SE does get rid of it. How is my pc getting this? What is it?? I'd rather not run Ad-aware every time this decides to turn itself on.
Thanks for any help

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This happened to me a while back.
by caktus / September 14, 2006 9:19 AM PDT

Was going [crazy] carefully listening to the computer and even turned-off TV's and Radios. A few times I thought I was faintly hearing voices where there were no people. Really thought I was beginning to lose it.

Eventually realized that I had developed tennitis. The Doc said tinnitis [often] effects a person in this way when it starts. Eventually I got used to it and now I rarely ever notice it. Well, except when I think about, like now.

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Tim .. Is it possible it could be..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 14, 2006 10:28 AM PDT

related to your sharing your WIFI signal? I don't really know much about any of this, only asking if it's a possibility.

Or.. maybe it's your new Alienware desktop? Happy Yes.. that I am kidding about, but not the above. (Don't mean to make light of your problem, I couldn't help myself. ;))

And btw.. Charles is correct about tinnitus. I've heard of the same thing from others. Also something to think about.

Good luck with it..

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by Maggie6243 / September 14, 2006 2:26 PM PDT

See, I've always said this forum is wonderful! It can answer almost all of our problems. I get a sound in my ears? head? that almost sounds like a meow? It's hard to describe, but I thought I was hearing a kitten somewhere. Now I know what it is. Thanks Doctor!!...Maggie

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Maggie.. consider this..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 16, 2006 11:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Amazing!!

You think you're hearing a meow-like sound?

I hear something similiar, except it's a very cat-like sound, saying ''Feed me. Pay attention to me. Why are you sitting in front of that screen all day?'' When I finally get a claw on my back and see blood, I know I'm not ''hearing'' voices at all! Same kind of sounds with you?

And if you happen not to be kidding, tinnitus is more of a ringing noise, more than anything else. And if you really want to "get into it", certain medications can cause it too. (I'm being perfectly serious.)

I also do Housecalls, in case you're interested..;))
Carol, DVM

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Thanks for posting the link.
by caktus / September 18, 2006 3:15 AM PDT

Alot of good info. The part about muscle spasms causing sounds ''like clicks or crackling inside the middle ear'' may actually apply in my case.

Occasionally I get the very high pitch squeel mentioned. When this happens tilting my head close to one shoulder then the other makes it stop.

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Ha Ha...
by Maggie6243 / September 18, 2006 4:10 AM PDT

Yes, I was kidding, but there have been times I would hear a ringing noise. So it could be tinnitus,I suppose. I think I'll start reading up on it....Maggie

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by robnan / September 28, 2006 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Ha Ha...

And the reason you got it is because you use Internet Explorer - yes?

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Been noticing the same lately.
by marinetbryant / September 15, 2006 11:06 PM PDT

And I don't use wi-fi. I do live in an apartment complex where we have some college students. Do have hyper-awareness due to 'Nam and PTSD, but this is coming from pc speakers. Please, somebody make me feel better about this. Thanks all.


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Coupla such sound problems I've run into...
by caktus / September 14, 2006 11:17 AM PDT

Now that I think about it I've also experienced such with a microphone [patially] plugged-in or the mic vol. not on Mute. I've also experienced something similar and found that a speaker jack was partially un-plugged.

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Since There's No System Info in Your Profile.....
by tobeach / September 14, 2006 3:24 PM PDT

or in your post, this can only be guess work.
Most computers now use powered speakers as opposed to old stereo ones which were dead when stereo was off. Additionally, the speaker wires I see have no shielding (like lead wrap inside the viynl outercoat, such as co-ax Cable Co. wires have) therefore if your located near a strong transmitter (say a radio station broadcast tower nearby, you could be receiving from air (like on stereo you'd hear taxi or CB super sideband signals as they passed near by). Or like next doors Baby Monitor (radio signals).

From the following, I assume you're on a wireless set up and perhaps original is playing internet radio on his machine (leakage).:
"I should mention that I'm sharing my neighbors WIFI signal...

So all I need to do is pick up his signal. Is it possible to network 2 pc's with only a signal? Or will I just be able to get his signal separately on both pc's? Either way would be fine I guess.
Tim ". Sounds like a likely source to me. Happy

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My Kazaa Gold
by calacci / September 14, 2006 5:40 PM PDT

You have a program called My Kazaa Gold running on the computer,
exit it from the task bar and then uninstall the program from the computer.

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my kazaa gold
by gymheart / June 12, 2009 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: My Kazaa Gold

I tried to find this on my computer. Nothing at all. I'm getting Tom Arnold and "Ego TV' broadcasts from time to time. Any thoughts?

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I'm actually talking about my pc at work. I should've....
by TimZ / September 15, 2006 9:50 AM PDT

mentioned that, among other things. Its a wired LAN. The fact that running Ad-aware SE gets rid of it (temporarily), leads me to believe its some kind of adware or spyware. Its just annoying cuz it keeps coming back. Thanks for all your ideas!

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Exitexchange Removal Instructions
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 27, 2006 3:26 AM PDT

daedalus_22 ..

This may be of help:


Additionally, see post #4, within this thread and the instruction for downloading Ewido:


If you scroll down this SiteAdvisor page, you'll see many of the reviewer's, ''browser exploit'' comments. Especially look at Ben Edelman's comment, 'I personally received and observed a security exploit served up by exitexchange' and his article. Take note about the ''video clips''.

If this hasn't helped, by all means.. post back. And one ''btw''. I believe 'those weirdos' who commented, did so ''light-heartedly'', and meant no disrespect.

Hope this is of some help..
''One of those weirdos'' :).....

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(NT) (NT) ;-) it says blind, not deaf.....
by jonah jones / September 28, 2006 7:03 AM PDT
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TimZ i hear your pain (edited)
by jonah jones / September 28, 2006 7:08 AM PDT
the original post contained a link to the ''problem'' site.....
Hey I don't know what all these other weirdos on your message are posting about but I totally understand what you are talking about. My computer just began doing this same thing. For everyone who posted I should point out that if AdAware is fixing the problem then it is a pretty darned good chance that it is NOT a problem with WiFi or Tim's speaker cables. DUH! Anyway, mine sounds like a series of homemade videos or clips from the tv playing with commercials mixed in between. When the issue began I also began getting pop-ups so I am assuming that they are coming from the same place. Here is one of the web pop ups that just came up as I am typing...

http://count dot exitexchangedotcom/exit/1281705

This is super frustrating as I am unable to listen to iTunes because the garbage audio is playing over my music. Anyone with suggestions that can HELP please email me at jmail26@gmail.com Thank you so much!

Posted by: daedalus_22 (see profile) - 09/27/2006 9:09 AM
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audio from computer
by gymheart / June 12, 2009 4:58 AM PDT

I keep getting Tom Arnold and some other dude talking from "Ego TV Dream Jobs".. There are at least two different programs going on at the same time. More than likely it's from trying to download porn, which I was doing at the time. (YOu know, "if you want to see this video click here" type of thing. The one who said Kazaa Gold, let me nowhere. So I'm still plagued by this.

Someone please help.....

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Same thing happening here...
by bquillin1 / March 17, 2008 2:08 AM PDT

Only I know what the sound is. I have no audio file with it on it, and don't think I have a video file of it. But I hear an interview sometimes, oddly enough it's Tim Gunn from Project Runway talking about the show, or something like that. Other times it's music, and my roomate has reported other talking. However the phantom audio is not comeing from anywhere I can trace. No media player open, even in background. One note, just befrom this happened I got some kind of warning from IE. and then it reported my home page had been changed, could IE or malware in it be the culprit?

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by bikerschim / June 14, 2009 10:36 AM PDT

Tinitis is typically caused by damage to the ear. Excessively loud noise (something that could have happened in 'Nam) or lower level continous noise are likely sourses of this damage. Ever get a ringing in your ears while driving a 16d nail with a hammer? That ringing is the telltail sign of hearing damage. Denture wearers can have tinitis due to an over closure of the jaw. As the denture(s) wears the jaw closes more than it did originally when the denture was new or with teeth and that over closure can pinch the auditory nerve resulting in tinitis or even partial hearing loss. Over closure can also occur if your teeth are worn severly and you have little or no teeth exposed above the gums. See an audiologist to determine if you have a hearing loss and see your dentist if you suspect over closure.

If you are hearing voices see your shrink Happy or check your neghborhood for any neighbors with elaborate antenna in their back yards - they may be amature radio operators (HAMs) and their broadcasts can be picked up by your speakers even when they are NOT on. I have had this happen. A neighborly chat with the operator will solve the problem as they can tune their brodcasts to avoid such secondary interference.

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sounds of music/ads from computer
by gymheart / June 14, 2009 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Tinitis
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