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Random Audio Ads

I am working on cleaning out a friend's laptop of malicious content. I have been able to track down almost everything except for this one thing that keeps running, which is an Audio Ad. It runs at random times and for random amounts of times, without being able to be detected. The content of the Ad also appears to be inconsistent varying from ads about PodCasts and other TV shows it would seem. I am unable to located it in the Task Manager; in either Applications or Processes. I have used SpyBot and Ad-Aware to try and locate it, and nothing is turning up. I've ran two different anti-virus scans as well; those being Avast! and AVG. And even having cleared out any viruses with those I still can not get rid of the Audio Ads.

Any ideas?

System Specs:

HP Pavilion dv5222nr
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
AMD Turion 1.79GHz
896MB RAM.

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Try These Tools

In reply to: Random Audio Ads

First, ,,,,

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the link below:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
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After doing that, then download the free tool from the link below, install it, update it, then run a full system scan:

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Random ads playing on my PC

In reply to: Try These Tools

I have the same problem. I'm on a 64 bit Windows 7 PC.
You don't have to have any browser tool running. You'll get these random ads that come on periodically. There are a lot of postings about this behavior. Most people just thrown Malware programs out there so I've tried them ... all.

I have tried the major Antivirus programs: AVG, Norton, Webroot
I have also tried other "Malware" remedies:
PCcleaner
Malwarebytes
Combofix
Microsoft security essentials
Spybot Search and Destroy
Hijackthis

I tried Sopzilla and it caused the Blue Screen of Death shortly after my pc booted so I had to restore from a previous point.

I read about a cleaver PC cleaner routine called Reimagepcrepair that states it can clean my problem but it won't let me trial it.

Somebody is very clever because it's stumping a lot of experts, and Malware companies out there

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unwanted audio ads solved

In reply to: Random Audio Ads

I tried many products but when I download Ad-Aware from Lavasoft, the problem stopped.

I hope this helps you.

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unwanted audio ads solved

In reply to: unwanted audio ads solved

as it turns out the real savior of the problem was a product called ReimagePCcleaner.
I didn't even have to buy the software. I just installed it and performed a free scan.

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