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Q: Background ad sounds keep running on my laptop

Background ad sounds keep running on my laptop. The ads start about a minute after windows starts and keep running, sometimes even two, three or four ad sounds run simultaneously. I have tried various solutions given at this forum as well as many other forums but to no avail. Please help.

A: Background ad sounds keep running on my laptop

You've got a malware outbreak. Download and install malwarebytes or something similar and scan your PC. After that, grab spybot search & destroy and scan with that. If neither of them are successful, run them both again while in safe mode.
(IMPORTANT: Make sure you update them both completely before running them. This is essential, as if they are out of date they will miss modern malware.)

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Background ads sounds keep running on my laptop. The ads start about a minute after windows starts and keep running, sometimes even two, three or four ad sounds run simultaneously. I have tried various solutions given at this forum as well as many other forums but to no avail. I initially posted my problem at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519885/background-ad-sounds-keep-running-on-my-laptop/ and got some help from Broni. As per his advice, I ran the DDS and created the logs which are attached.
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A:Ads sounds constantly running in the background

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your re... Read more

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I would like to say much thanks in advance for taking a look.

What can I say about this virus/trojan/whatever. Well, it removed my antivirus so I can't scan and therefore have no clue of the name. When I went to click on windows defender within the control panel, it bluescreens. I am unable to run most virus removal programs. This thing is nasty and appears to be getting worse i.e. appears to be randomly blue screening now.

I am currently doing the RootRepeal scan but will go ahead and post this now for fear of another blue screen.
**UPDATE: added the ark.txt file

Below is the lovely dds:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Fritz at 22:37:00.01 on Wed 12/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.821 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *enabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCa... Read more

A:Annoying Virus with commercials / sounds running in the background

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hey Guys,
Got a lenovo laptop a few months ago and there is a ton of stuff running in the background and startup. Just wondering if someone can tell me what to turn off ect In msconfig I have checked all for startup and run hijack this...here is the log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:28:05 PM, on 2/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin... Read more

A:Laptop with too much stuff running in background

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I want to be able to play background music on my web-site, but I want the music to continue to play even when the page is changed.

Then I want to be able to turn the background music off at a lter point.

Any suggestions.

Right now I am just using a quicktime movie and embed command in the html page. The problem is one the page is changed the music goes off.

Thanks!
 

A:Background Sounds

hi Chris......

use frames and have a static page contain the sound-file code
khaki
 

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Hello!
Last night, I started hearing ad video's in the background. I usually open multiple tabs and, some sites I go to, have video advertisements, so of course I just ignored it. Well, after closing IE, I realized the sounds were still coming from my PC. I ran AVG, which found no viruses. I also ran MalwareBytes, and it found about 8 infections, but the sounds are still coming (although, it DID fix this problem I was having with auto-arranging my desktop icons, ha!) Here's my log: Thank's in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:15:29 PM, on 7/20/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Background ad sounds...

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hello,

I'm new here and need some help! I don't know much about computers except the basic stuff most users know. I have a virus (or maybe multiple viruses?).

Sometimes background noise such as a gaming noise (like guns shooting and people shouting), or the phrase "Congratulations, you won!" noise will come up in the background. Sometimes this happens even when I don't have an internet browser open.

Also on top of that random pop ups will come up. One is "Secret Crush Alert!" I've also had pop ups for random businesses including Progressive Auto Insurance, and other Auto-related advertisements. These also happen even if I don't have a browser open.

I've tried everything I know how to do. I've run Avast, ThreatFire, and PandaCloud. They all say the full system scan is complete, but the problem still happens! This has been going on for a couple of months.
Please help me.. am not sure what to do. My computer is a Windows XP 2002 Media Center Edition. It is an Intel Core™ 2 CPU. 6400 @ 2.13GHz.

Let me know if there's more info you need. Thank you!

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Ive run malware bytes, TDSSkiller, rkill rkill64, security check, adwcleaner, roguekiller, i have Eset, fully updated, it found rpcss.dll is infected, but cannot be cleaned.
 
i have also tried a restore point, but it turns out all my previous ones were deleted when this infected me and its the only one i have now
 
cannot reformat as i have no disk
No logs have found anything other than my rpcss.dll is continually being blocked and copies are being put into my quarantine but i still get sounds.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519636/audio-adverts-in-background-name-not-available/#entry3250991 this was my original thread, and here are my logs from DDS
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Cain at 14:50:59 on 2014-01-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.932.81.1033.18.8107.3241 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *Enabled/Updated* {CB0F8167-5331-BA19-698E-64816B6801A5}
SP: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *Enabled/Updated* {706E6083-750B-B597-533E-5FF310EF4B18}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Enabled* {F3340042-195E-BB41-42D1-CDB495BB46DE}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C... Read more

A:Sounds in background "Name not Available"

Due to the lack of progress after several days of dealing with this annoying virus, i have gone ahead and reformatted my OS and erased my system32 in my old carryover, nothing has been found since.

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I am having some random ads sounding in my computer. I tried closing all the programs but it still continues. I have done some research and think it is a trojan virus I have no idea what to do.

A:Random ads sounds in background

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Hi !

A few days ago I felt that the Internet is slow, I'm not paying attention because I thought it was our internet provider. Shortly thereafter a strange radio station music started to play ! I cant find the solution for my problem. I try everything, spybot s&d,ad-aware...all kind of malware detection software and the problem is still here ! I notice that in my sound mixer i have one slider more than ussual but it is labeled "Name not available" ! When I mute that slider the music stops, but it is still connected to the net and taking my bandwith. I also check the services and process and didn't find anithing suspicious !

Please help me !
Sorry about my english !

Damir
 

A:Sounds playing in background !

Hi and Welcome!! My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:

I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your Operating System and losing all your programs and data.

Vista and Windows 7 users:

These tools MUST be run from the executable. (.exe) every time you run them
with Admin Rights (Right click, choose "Run as Administrator&q... Read more

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hi...i have been having random advertising pop ups come up on my computer and then every now and then i will hear random advertisements with audio run in the background but i have no idea where they are coming from...some say congratulations you've won and thats it...or sometimes it sounds like an advertisement for a cleaning product...idk...but here is my HJT file please help me as soon as possible...i am good with computer and have been working on this virus for awhile now i have gotten it better than what it use to be but i am missing somethin and i ran out of ideas...thnx
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:36:17 PM, on 12/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\CodeMeter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\imapi.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

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Is it possible to add a sound file as a background in an e-mail, allowing it to play when the message is opened?

E-mail program is Outlook 2002.

Thanks.
 

A:Email - Background Sounds

Yes.
But it's not worth the effort since so many people are security-minded or use some kind of email that doesn't play it back upon opening.

sekirt
 

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Please help:

About two weeks ago I started hearing strange noise coming from my computer - thinking I may have left a window open I paid it no mind - however it seems to be a continuing problem. All windows are closed and there are commercials playing in the background and sometimes multiple commercial noise playing over one another? I have tried to research the topic with little assistance - and my anti-virus doesn't detect anything wrong!? Sometimes I can have my computer on all day and there are no commercials - and some days I they won't stop playing...what is going on and how do I stop these commercials from playing for good!

Thanks!

A:Commercial sounds in background

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Started a couple weeks ago when I got infected with AntivirusGT . Followed steps to remove and still have problems.I am now getting constant ad tabs popping up for everything. Sound wave of "Congratulations....you have won" and various audio commercials play "in the background" of the browser. Ran Malware and SuperAntiSpy.....and still have problems....Restored the system back 3 months also. So far nothing has cured it.All files requested are pasted below and attached.Thank you very much in advance.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Doody at 7:11:59.21 on Sun 07/18/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1278.266 [GMT -6:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}AV: *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple... Read more

A:Ads popping up and sounds in the background.

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I went to a site today and immediately realized it was a "bad" site, but was on a browser without WoT. (I was searching for the difference between a wet and a dry cappuccinno and ended up at some file server.) Anyway, shortly after, I could hear background sounds that sounded like a virus was found, but nothing popped up. I cleared my cache and went to eventvwr, and it showed Avira found an infection in the C:\Recycler folder. I mistakenly shut my computer off (pulled the cord out without realizing my battery was not in). Anyway, when it started back up, there were all sorts of sounds, so I held down SHIFT and turned off my network card. I ran Avira, but it was not getting it, so I went into Safe Mode and Malwarebytes found 5 infections. Deleted them. Rebooted, but still heard background "beeps", even with nothing open. Ran Malwarebytes again, and it found two more files-did away with them. How can I be sure this is clear? (And if it is, what is beeping in the background?)

I could probably get the exact url from my history of the site that seemingly started it, if it would help. I do not have a Boot CD (or a CD Drive). I did not run the 32-bit file, as I am not sure if my system is 32-bit or not. Thank you for any help.

Also, I have both Avira and Malwarebytes on my system, because as I understood it, one finds certain things the other does not look for and vice versa, but have also been told they should not both be there. Can someone clarify... Read more

A:Beeping Sounds in the Background

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I'm using a pretty new HP Notebook with Window 7.

For the past week, I've been getting random ads, occasionally what sounds like porn clips, voices having a one sided conversation, music. etc All of which occur regardless if I'm browsing the internet or it's sitting without any programs open. I will get a high CPU usage alert when these sounds start.

I'm using Nortons which did not find anything. I've ran CCleaner, MalwareBytes, and I just finished running the Sophos rootkit remover which showed nothing.

Everything else on the laptop runs fine and I haven't noticed any interference when using Opera.

Any help with this matter would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time.
Payton

My logs

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464
Run by Page at 20:14:14 on 2013-03-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8087.3646 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\S... Read more

A:Have random sounds, ads in background.

Hy
my name is Daniel and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.

Please download Gmer from here and save it to your Desktop. Double click on the randomly named GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.

Clic... Read more

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My computer keeps running random noise in background, sometimes ads, Sometimes its fake news like the onion. I'm also having problems with google redirecting me. I've seen other posts on here with the same problem but this all seems over my head. Please help. Thanks

Sorry I didn't realize I was supposed to include this


Attach.zip


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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 21:01:53.29 on Wed 05/18/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.279 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common... Read more

A:Random background sounds ads

I think I was supposed to attach this too.

ark.zip

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So my computer all of the sudden will play the audio from various advertisements out of the blue. No window is open, there are no videos, just sound. It isn't anything profane, they are like Toyota and movie trailers. It's weird, I can't figure out what process is running to make that happen. Anyone seen anything like this or have an idea on how to fix it? Thanks

A:Advertising Sounds in Background

Hello and welcome,sounds like we need to get a couple scans to remove this infection.I have moved this from Vista to the Am I Infected forum.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and sav... Read more

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Starting today, my computer has randomly started playing music and advertisements on my computer, even when I have nothing opened up. Also, when I go to use my web browsers, the results of the search keep getting redirected. I have tried doing scans from many different anti-virus softwares, but none of the scans eliminates the problems. I have done scans on the following: AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, and Super Anti-Spyware. If you could help me with this problem, it would be very much appreciated because these problems are very annoying.
 

A:Background Sounds and Redirecting

Please go to the following link and run TDSSKiller:

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

Allow it cure anything if prompted.

Please post the log back here.
 

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Random sounds have been playing in my background. For example, just an hour ago, I could hear a news broadcast followed by a Miley Cyrus song. I open my task manager and noticed a file that stood out named b.exe. I closed the file and the sounds stopped. I opened up to the root folder of b.exe and found it in my Temp folder. Also in it were files labeled A - F. Is this is a virus or spyware of some sort? I ran a full system scan as well as scanned the folder using Norton and found nothing. What are the files that are listed A - F? Need help please.

A:Random Background Sounds Playing?

Hi IdiotSavant,

This is a case of an anti-lock spyware. It was on my rig too this morning same thing! World wide spyware launch! Try deleting the file and then restarting your system. The spyware is really bad for your rig if it is on too long!

Regards,
alienware
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I want to know a way to save a background sound in an email someone sends me that has an embedded .midi file as a background sound.

I did a Google advanced search on "saving a background sound", and I got ONLY one hit . . . an old 2002 thread in the PC Tools Community forum here: http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18905​

I'm trying to do exactly what the user in that thread was asking about: save an embedded sound sent to me in an OE email.

MnInShdw in that thread had a solution, but it is convoluted. Nevertheless, I tried that (forwarding the subject email to my hotmail account, where hotmail shows the .mid file as an attachment, which can then be saved to the local HDD), and it DOES work.

But I saw in that thread that someone had another solution that was a lot more direct.

But . . . I don't know exactly what that person meant. Was that HTML code to be inserted somewhere, or was that person giving a URL where the solution is explained fully??

I tried cutting and pasting the http address in that post, but all I get is a tripod page that asks me to log in.

So, I PM'd "Nana" (the person in that thread that posted an alternate solution), but got a message saying "Nana's" PM in box was full and no longer accepting any more PM's. I also tried emailing Nana but got a message there that Nana was not accepting personal emails. (I suspect Nana is long gone).

Anyway, I hit a brick wall with this, and that&... Read more

A:Solved: Saving background sounds in OE

http://email.about.com/cs/oetipstricks/qt/et052202.htm
 

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I recently got Call of Duty World at War and found out that the patch required users with windows vista to have to set their sound format to 16 bit 44100 Hz (studio quality) However they released another patch since then that fixed the problem so I tried to set my format back to anything on 24 bit but then I get these faint clicking sounds, like when a tape player comes to the end of the tape and you can hear it click through the head sets, it sounds like that but is faint. Also I have noticed when I get mail it will make a scratching sound.

I have no idea what is causing this, the computer came set at 24 bit 192000 Hz and I had no problems but now that I am trying to reverse back it is making all these annoying sounds.

Does anyone know what is causing this?
 

A:Faint clicking sounds in background

Sounds like you're "bleeding" at certain frequencies and/or sound levels. Is the headset mini sterio plug or USB? If its not USB you can try that and see if the noise goes away. Also check all the levels on all your sound layers; one of them might be set to max instead of mid-range, and also check each input and output port/connection in the sound properties and turn off the ones not in use.

If there's a sound card in the system, sometimes moving it to the most distant port from the other components will help. I suspect the sound was there all the time but some setting is maxed out or the drivers increased the dynamic range or something like that and now disk activity and other noisy things going on in the computer are beind picked up. I've had several computers over the years with various bleed-thru noises and usually a USB headset will clear that up.
 

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I am running windows me the problem. If I play an mp3 using winamp I get a
Background sound. That sounds like some one poring water into a jug . if I burn a cd
The same backgrounds sound is sill there if I play it in the car or in the home cd player
I am using nero pus I have tried other burning programs. There are no conflicts in device manager so I clicked on system information and conflict sharing came up with what I have copied and pasted hope some one can help all looks beyond me
Regards Keith

Conflicts/sharing

IRQ 10 Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 (WDM)
IRQ 10 Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
IRQ 10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

I/O Port 0xF000-0xF00F AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller
I/O Port 0xF000-0xF00F Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

I/O Port 0x03F6-0x03F6 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x03F6-0x03F6 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

I/O Port 0x01F0-0x01F7 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x01F0-0x01F7 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

IRQ 11 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
IRQ 11 AdvanSys PCI SCSI Host Adapter
IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

Memory Address 0xEDE00000-0xEFEFFFFF AMD-751 PCI to PCI Bridge
Memory Address 0xEDE00000-0xEFEFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

IRQ 9 AMD 756 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
IRQ 9 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

IRQ 14 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller
IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

IRQ 15 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE... Read more

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This actually started a while ago when i would lose window focus to internet explorer. I found out it was IE thanks to Media player classic which would display what program it lost focus to if it were say, kicked out of fullscreen by something else. I didn't think much of it at the time since there were no noticeable errors beyond that. Apparently that was associated with the problem below.

Yesterday my nod32 started displaying messages blocking some "tombirdswithhair" site every few minutes, and was playing clicking sounds such as the ones IE typically gives when you click a link or something. I typed in "tombirdswithhair" in google and found out it seems to be associated with the mebroot virus that infects the MBR. I checked with a number of methods whether or not the mebroot was actually active and sharing my info, but according to a list of typical symptoms and checking with process explorer for anything that references the TEMP folder under "services", it seems i don't have a virus sharing my info or anything like that, unless it has since then been upgraded to further evade detection.

In any case, i decided to deal with the clicking sounds in the background, and on one forum they suggested a person with similar problem to use combofix. since it was the first i had ever heard about it and i wasn't exactly sure how powerful it was, i downloaded it and ran the program, without knowing it was going to automatically run its process without... Read more

A:IE Clicking sounds in background, mebroot variant?

also i have saved the combofix log, will post it if needed.

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So here's what happened. The mic on my headset stopped working so I jerked around with the computer- and Realtek HD Audio Manager settings. No luck, after this I have experienced some problems with my audio. Voices are super quiet but everything else sounds normal. I currently use the backside of my computer for my headset but I need to fix this.

Thank you!
 

A:I can no longer hear voices, only background sounds

What is your make/model of motherboard?
Have you tried another headset (or speakers) to determine if its the computer and not the headset? Try hooking up the headset to another computer and see if it works the correct way.
 

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I have the same problem. 7.1 onboard audio port (6 Jacks with mic and digital audio).
*I Uninstalled Realtek audio.
*Tried another headset - no change.
*Win7 recognized hardware and auto installed audio software.
STILL NOT SOLVED.

Mod note: Removed from this thread: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...s-only-background-sounds.194271/#post-1449726
 

A:I no longer hear voices, only background sounds

CarNetTech......Do you have 7.1 sound selected in 'Configure speakers' box?
 

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For the past couple of days I've noticed that I would be in the middle of doing something on my computer, and then out of nowhere, random sounds pop up without me doing anything. Whether it be repeated "click" sounds or Asian ads and I'm not sure what it is that's causing this. Can anyone help me?

A:Random noises/sounds/ads in background of computer?

Hello ,

is this a desktop or laptop ?

now is this a clicking sound that is coming from the inside of your systems case ?

do here this only when you are doing certain things ?

does this happen as soon as you start up your system ?

does it start after a certain time like 10 minutes after starting or what ?

is it doing it now ?

do you know what type of hard drive it has in it/ as in the brand name ?

can you download this program & install it to give us your systems spec'c

follow link

http://www.majorgeeks.com/EVEREST_Fr...ion_d4181.html

also when was the last time you cleaned the inside of your systems case/tower ?

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Is there a way to change the desktop background in Win 7 without switching sounds back on and my screen saver off? This is really annoying when all I want to do is change the background. I don't want to go through the same rigmarole each time of switching sounds off again and the screen saver back on every time I decide I fancy a different picture.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

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I am getting a google redirect virus. When ever I search in Google and click on a page it takes me to a spam site.
I am also getting random noises playing in the background.

I have attached the DDS log and did not include a GMER log since I am on a 64 bit system


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Adam Ailion at 13:59:24 on 2012-08-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8079.4167 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Google redirect virus - Random Sounds in background

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Not every time the computer loads, but occasionally I will have extra background audio ads that play randomly in the background of my computer, even when no programs are running at all. Sometimes it is just people talking and it's not really even an ad at all. I can run RKill to get rid of it for the time being, but other than that, nothing works. This audio in the background is the only problem for the computer. No other noticeable viruses, etc. Thanks for the help.

A:Audio ads/sounds playing in background occasionally on startup

Download and run Adwcleaner and see if it helps.

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I'm periodically hearing wierd sounds and advertisements in the background. My McAfee, AVS and Spyware Doctor isn't able to find anything infections in my system.

Here is my hijack log. Can someone interpret and see any issues?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:58:28 PM, on 9/2/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\... Read more

A:I'm hearing wierd sounds, voices and advertisements in background.

Welcome to TSG

Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.

Save it to your desktop.
Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it.
Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy):

[Kill Explorer]
C:\Users\ENDUSE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nya.exe
C:\Windows\system32\afisicx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mabidwe.exe
C:\Windows\system32\macidwe.exe
C:\Windows\system32\noxtcyr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Nobicyt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\noytcyr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\routing.exe
C:\Windows\system32\roxtctm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\roytctm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\sobicyt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\sotpeca.exe
C:\Windows\system32\soxpeca.exe
C:\Windows\system32\tdxdowkc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wsldoekd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\tdydowkc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wserving.exe
afisicx <delete service>
mabidwe <delete service>
macidwe <delete service>
NOBICYT <delete service>
noxtcyr <delete service>
noytcyr <delete service>
Routing <delete service>
roxtctm <delete service>
roytctm <delete service>
sobicyt <delete service>
sotpeca <delete service>
soxpeca <delete service>
tdxdowkc <delete service>
tdydowkc <delete service>
WServing <delete service>
wsldoekd <delete service>
[Start Explorer]

Return to OTMoveIt2, right click on the "Paste List of Files/Folders to be moved" window and choose Pas... Read more

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Hello BC community I have found files that indicated that I was Ratted using Darkcomet few month I cleaned these files and did many scans and found nothing, then I have started hearing these Internet explorer loading sounds on the background which sounds like "tock tock". I'm sorry it took me long enough to post I was really busy with work.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.65.2Run by Sam at 15:30:05 on 2014-10-16Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7879.3552 [GMT 2:00].AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}FW: Bitdefender Firewall *Enabled* {A23392FD-84B9-F933-2C71-81E751F6EF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\igfxCUIService.exeC:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k L... Read more

A:I was Keylogged and I hear IE page loading sounds on the background

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I can't play any songs.. my napster dosen't let me listen to any songs... and when i open winamp it says MMSYSTEM002 a device.....
and my when i open icq it dosen't make any sounds !! there is nuthin wrong with my speakers cuz they are not the type that u just turn on they are attached to the screen ..and i 'v checked all the wirings and everything seems ok...HEeeeeeelppp me
everything is too quueit !!!!
thx lovable Jasmine

 

A:i can't play songs... and i can't hear any background sounds...HEEEEEEEEEElp

What operating system are you running?

Have you recently downloaded/installed any new software?

Have you checked Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager tab, and checked the properties on your sound devices to see if the drivers are still installed?

Give us the full error message and let us know what system changes if any you have made.
 

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Hey guys, I recently had my computer crash on me for the first time in a long time. After it rebooted, I noticed that random audio was playing in the background. It almost sounds like a bunch of pop-up ads are open at once, but there are none open on my computer. In my volume mixer, the sound source is listed as "Host Process for Windows Services."
 
I have been trying to fix this on my own, but I have been unsuccessful. So far I have tried scanning with Malwarebytes/Spybot Search and Destroy, used CCleaner, used TDSSKiller and Rkill, and did a Combofix scan. Even after using all of those tools, the sounds still play, and the computer crashes after a random amount of time. Sometimes the crash happens after only a few minutes, and sometimes it happens after a couple hours. I would also like to note that the Malwarebytes and Spybot scans came up clean. I have my combofix log but I think I'm not supposed to post it here.
 
I would appreciate any help/advice that you have for me.
 
Thanks.

A:Sounds playing in background with nothing open, computer crashes every 2 hours

Hi,
 
Since you have run Combofix, please follow these instructions:
 
Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.
Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.
If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.
It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members. xXToffeeXx~

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a few weeks ago my niece was playing on the internet, and probably clicked on some add. since then i've been having problems with weird things opening by themselves and applications downloading without me clicking on anything. for a while it would freeze my computer, get rid of the start bar, and open up something called HDD Defragmenter? (false antivirus) i'm not very good at getting rid of viruses, so i backed up my photos and such on an external harddrive and created a new user after i deleted the infected ones. since then i haven't had anything download themselves except internet explorer...which keeps opening in the background. also, probably unrelated, google links redirect me to advertisements 9 times out of 10. here's my DDS log and attached file you all asked for
DDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by 3 at 15:04:00.96 on Fri 11/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2558.1894 [GMT -8:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1356 [VPS 101126-2] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:[SOLVED] iexplorer.exe running in background, multiple taskmgr.exe's running &amp; more

Hi and welcome to TSF.

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I'd like to see a Gmer log please.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
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I noticed this issue a little while back. As I shutdown/restart my laptop, I notice it switches to a secondary desktop that has been running programs.
A good example would be trying to open my Task Manager, I can Ctrl-Alt-Del and it will allow me to open Task Manager - however when I click on Task Manager, it opens on the Desktop running in the background.
I can't even access the Desktop in the background, it only shows up as I'm shutting down - closing programs that I tried opening awhile ago.

I really hope this makes sense.. it's getting frustrating.

A:Two desktops running at the same time. Background programs running.

It sounds like you have a virtual desktop.

This is not something that could 'just happen' in Windows 7. You would need to install a third party program to do this.

So if you did not install anything that might add virtual desktop capability, or this is not a situation where you inherited or obtained this computer from someone else and are not quite sure what is installed on it, then I would suggest first running virus and malware scans to start.

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It is so weird, it plays the audio in the previews fine, even the vocals, but when the movie starts the speaking parts are muted while you can hear all the background noises! All my volume controls are right, my speakers are set to disable all sound effects. The programs are set to their defaults, I redid the setup for WM Center. I have an Acer computer that came with these programs and Vista already installed. Please help!

A:When Playing Dvds In Windows Media Center Or Player, Vocals Are Muted While Background Sounds Are Fine!

I had to update my HD Realtek Drivers!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:07 PM, on 9/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exeC:\W... Read more

A:Hijack This Log - Pc Running Slowly Like Something Is Running In Background

Can someone help review this log?

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I was referred to this forum because apparently I posted this in the wrong place. I apolgize for that. However regardless , I am so annoyed at this situation you have no idea. I ran adwcleaner, and all the tools I ran in the past from another problem I had with booting up. Still the pesky problem persists, once in a while I get someone talking on my computer with ads, once in a while... IE wants to know if you want to leave this page or stay on it,, Update Flash player.. and more. I run the cleaning tools and within a couple weeks there it is again.
 
I cannot find IE anywhere on my system so where in the world is it coming from.. When I upgraded from windows ?  Did it get burried someplace?
 
Anyhow I want it off my computer..
 
This is an Azus Laptop Model U52f
I am running windows 10 for a few months now
I use Chrome or Firefox as my browser
I have a pentium 4 
and my info is on my profile as to what motherboard etc.
 
Thank you

A:Running windows and cannot stop IE from running in background

Have you set a browser as the default browser? That's my first thought as to why you keep seeing IE mentioned. The
talking ads are a different issue and will likely require use of tools not allowed in this forum to find and remove.
 
Here is a link for info on setting Firefox as the default browser in Windows 10. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see this:
Make Firefox your default browser | Firefox Help

Use the Settings app in Windows 10 to change your default browser
Alternatively, you can open the Settings App from the Windows 10 Start menu to set Firefox as the default browser:
Go to the Windows Start menu and click the Settings icon.
Click System, then choose Default Apps on the left pane.
Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser.



Click on Firefox in the dialog that opens with a list of available browsers.



Firefox is now listed as your default browser. Close the Settings window to save your changes.
Note: To change your default to another browser, see the support documentation for that other browser.

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So the past week or so, my computer's both started to have voices coming from the speakers. Either some kind of music, or it would be a news program. It always happens when noone is on the computer. I checked my task manager and saw that no applications were running but when i looked in the processes, internet explorer was running. Id then end the process and the news/music would stop.

I have run scans on my computer and it has found nothing. Im running Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and just recently updated to IE8 yesturday to see if it would fix the problem but it hasn't.

Any idea's?

A:Sounds from computer when nothing is running

Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal and trojon removal.
7: Check windows update if found and then download and install.
8: Restart the computer.

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Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off. 

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my comp.is.always sounding like its running and is going slower then a snail....i cleaned all the dust and stuff out, ive legit tried everything i could do to my knowledge, can someone please help me
 

A:my comp always sounds like it is running

It's probably time to back up all your data and re-install XP. That usually works wonders when everything seems to have slowed down. And after re-installing, be very critical of what else you install (Applications etc). Only install what you really need.

Another possible cause of slow-down is that the hard drive may be filling up. This leaves less free space for Windows to "breathe" properly. Have a good critical look at what can be uninstalled (especially large applications).

If you've got gigabytes of your own files on the C: drive, consider moving them to an external drive or DVDs (DVDs are the safer option if stored away properly, as all hard drives fail eventually)
 

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My pc keeps playing random music and sounds. I'm also getting a clicking sound. Urgent help needed. Not very gd at computa stuff

Please give me detailed instructions in what I need to do.

PLEASE MAKE IT CLEAR FOR AN AVERAGE COMPUTER USER TO UNDERSTAND.
THANK YOU.

Here's my Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:21:06, on 11/07/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransferWMDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
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Hi there!

I upgraded my sons graphics card for Christmas to a Geforce gtx 960 and I have had a few problems I'm hoping I can get some help/direction here.

I originally purchased a gtx 950 and we were running into problems with no signal and other issues. One of them was that the wireless adapter all of a sudden was not working. I tried a few things I found on the web to solve it and one of them was to factory reset the computer. I did this and it didn't work. We ended up hooking it up to an earthernet cord and it then the adapter started working.

We returned this graphics card and purchased the one above (960) just a slight upgrade.

After installing this card and a new power supply we noticed the computer seems to run slower and always sounds like it is always "loading". My son expressed he has been experiencing problems watching youtube also.

Should I do another factory reset? Or any other suggestions as to what I can research?
 

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Dear all,i think i mistakenly downloaded daemon tools , or sthg that was not daemon tools. now my newly bought PC is infected with some adware....PLZ HELP mei hear hear background noises (advertisement), n sumtimes u kan c the refreshing loading thingk gonig on n the refreshing sounds.. and now my programs start to forcefully shut down by theirown!!! what is happening!!here is my hijack listLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:22 PM, on 5/3/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Windows\wincme.exeC:\Windows\jennal.exeC:\Windows\hong.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\WINDOWS\starwood.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\dsc.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\W... Read more

A:hear background noises (advertisement), constantly refreshing, n refreshing sounds

anyone?!!!! please!!!==========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies unti... Read more

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I was wondering if it were possible to split up sound effects from different app's. For example, I want to be able to have sound effects for games running on my headphones while mp3s play on the speakers. The headphones are connected via USB port and the speakers are plugged into the regular sound jack on the back og my PC. I was thinking there was maybe some sort of program I could buy (or even better, freeware) that would make this possible. Or maybe there is a trick that Windows XP lets geeky guys like me do this? Thanks for the help.


[email protected]
 

A:USB Headphones and speakers running different app's sounds seperately

Buy a separate MP3-player and hook that up to your stereo.
 

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I have windows xp and I would like to find out how to check what's running in the background and how to shut down the ones I don't want running and keep it shut down at start up until I want it to run.
 

A:What's running in the background?

start/run..type msconfig then click ok

startup on the right side will show everything loading on startup that's checked.
 

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Something appears to be running in my background using my resources and keeping my laptop bogged down.
Spybot found nothing, I cant complete an adaware (will try again in safe mode)

Can you Please look at my HT info.... Thank you

I just got an error message wuauboot caused an error and will now close... (what's that??)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 8:29:29 AM, on 9/14/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT MANAGER\VIEWMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSDMN.EXE
C:\MY DOCUMENTS\MY DOWNLOADS\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:What is Running in my Background!????

Looking my own log over, I am wondering if it could be the viewpoint/viewmgr items...?

I know what the wuauboot error was - has something to do with windows update, but why the error message I dont know. Hasnt come back though.
 

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i have the fast dsl on my computer now but it is running very slow. the tech at bellsouth said to see whats running in background when i turn on my computer. HOW do i see whats running? i am not very good with computers and has no idea how to check whats running and what needs to be running. HELPPPP

A:background running

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open up Task Manager

Then click the processes tab. There you will see all processes running in the "background".

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Not sure if this is malware or what. A few months ago, I noticed the computer running slow and jumpy, sound playback hesitates, stutters and plays at slow speed. The Task Manager shows no unusual activity on the processes tab, the idle process averages 95%. But on the performance tab, one of the 2 threads shows 30 to 70% CP usage, the other thread shows very little activity.

When it first started, I thought it might be Norton because I had upgraded my Norton Internet Security 2005 to Norton 360 somewhere around that time. It does things differently and I thought maybe it was running a scan. I later noticed that when it ran a scan, the process ccSvcHst shows about 10-15% cpu usage, so I figured it was not a scan. I did a lot of cleaning, installed Spyboy S&D, removed some entries from the registry Run folders, etc. Nothing worked. Then the problem started going away after the computer was on for awhile, then eventually it was gone altogether.

A short while ago, I updated Norton 360 to version 2. The moment I did this the slow and stuttering problem came back worse then ever. I thought it must be Norton so I uninstalled it, rebooted several times and checked the processes to make sure it was not running, but the problem continued even without Norton. So I have reinstalled Norton 360 2.0 so that I could surf looking for a solution to this problem.

I ran DSS last night and had trouble downloading HijackThis, so it used the clone. Tonight I thought I would try again f... Read more

A:something running in background

Bump.

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Hi,

Internet Explorer keeps running in the background, I end the the process in task manager and within seconds, it reopens again.

On the 24th my computer got infected with a virus, which I think AVG caught part of but not everything. Since then, its been reporting a couple of Trojan Horse viruses.

I've followed the instructions in the "Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum" posting and I've attached the files to this message.

I found a similar thread on these forums from last year that was solved, so I'm hoping you folks will be able to help me fix this one as well

If you need any more information just let me know.

Thanks in advance,
The Tax Guy
 

A:IE running in background

I re-read the instructions about submitting initial log files and I see that I should have pasted all the info into the posting, rather than attach it...so here it is.

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:41:52 AM, on 12/27/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2013\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apricorn\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola Media Link\Lite\NServiceEntry.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Hi guys, I'm having issues with my laptop (Windows 7, 64-bit). Multiple ads keep playing in the background eating up my cpu and network. It started yesterday, laptop got restarted by itself and since then these audio ads in the background started playing. Antivirus scans dint help, and going through your forums I found that its a malware issue. So if someone could please help me as you've done for numerous others, it would be greatly appreciated. I've already run DDS and FRST64 and here's the log for both.
 
dds.txt
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Sandeep at 15:01:36 on 2014-06-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6092.3722 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\syste... Read more

A:Ads running in background, please help

Hi Samtheguy and Welcome to BleepingComputer !I am currently looking though your logs and will advice you on what to do in my next reply.

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My pc is really slow and something running in the background as when i shutdown it asks me to terminate it every time.

Appreciate any help

sophie
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Kevin at 21:05:15 on 2012-08-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.2013.428 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Enabled/Updated* {445B48C3-0FA4-6B16-8F07-6506F305D800}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Enabled/Updated* {FF3AA927-299E-6498-B5B7-5E74888292BD}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled* {7C60C9E6-45CB-6A4E-A458-CC330DD69F7B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:something running in the background

BUMP, please

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ok title says it all im trying to launch an app where its not supported on windows 8 yet. The app launches fine but when i close it and try to relaunch the app i get the error.

I know you'll tell me to end the task from the task manager and ill be able to relaunch... i know but i need a fix where i dont have to do this. thank you

Desktop Application name: Traktor Pro 2

A:App still running in the background

Hello Jimbo,

You might see if running the program using compatibility mode may help.

Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm having problems running some programs (primarily games) and I suspect that something is running in the background and interfering. HEELLLPPPP MEEEEEeeeeee! (Thanks very much).

I've run SpyBot and here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:45:03 AM, on 9/18/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATI2EVXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSYSDRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMMKBD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDUPDATES\WINUPDT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ATI TECHNOLOGIES\ATI CONTROL PANEL\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDUPDATES\WINKA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\KEYBDMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONSCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS MEDIA COMPONENTS\ENCODER\WMENCAGT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMUSBKB2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BACKWEB\BACKWEB\PROGRAM\BACKWEB.... Read more

A:Something's running in the background

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindUpdates] C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDUPDATES\WINUPDT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe C:\PROGRA~1\WILDTA~1\APPS\CDA\CDAENG~1.DLL,cdaEngineMain

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

Reboot and delete this folder: WINDUPDATES\WINUPDT.EXE
 

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Hello All,

My name is Bobasen and I have a problem.

My IE is running invisibly in background and doing the voice ad thing, which is obviously a common problem. I saw another thread from someone else regarding what to do about this problem so I went ahead and installed Combofix and ran it. Idk if it actually worked or not so Im going to post the log and hopefully someone can look at it and let me know. Thanks in advance!
ComboFix 11-10-25.04 - Bobasen 10/25/2011 22:35:52.1.2 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.2584 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\users\Bobasen\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\programdata\SetWallpaper.exe
c:\users\Bobasen\Taskmgr.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-09-26 to 2011-10-26 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2011-10-26 00:05 . 2011-10-26 02:22 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\STOPzilla!
2011-10-25 23:03 . 2011-10-25 23:03 -------- d-----w- c:\program files (x86)\PC Cleaner
2011-10-22 21:13 . 2011-10-22 21:13 -------- d-----w- c:\program files (x86)\Common Files\DVDVideoSoft
2011-10-22 21:13 . 2... Read more

A:Help with IE running in background

I guess noone has a solution?

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Windows 7 Operating System, Sophos Anti Virus...HP lap top.

The computer always seems to be busy. CPU usage is always high..interfering with streaming playback on the internet and causing the system to run very slow. I hear advertisements but cant see any. Constantly receiving popups and being redirected to pages I have not chosen on the Internet. I have ran malicious software removal tool (Microsoft) and have found nothing. I have also ran Malware bytes, and have found nothing but something is definitely wrong.

I am not great with computers, but I follow directions well. Any suggestions as to how this malware can be removed? Will reinstalling window7 solve the issue if it can't be removed with software? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Bshugga
 

A:What is running in the background!?!?

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As I write this message, there is something running in the background on my PC.

I know its not a virus or trojan as I have just scanned the system earlier.

I have disabled the AVG and Windows Defender, just to make sure its not an update.

Is there a way I can find out what runs in the background??
 

A:Something running in background

It looks very much it's the Task Manager which is running in the background. (taskmgr.exe)

Is this important, and how can it be stopped in future, as it slows down my programs?
 

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Hi,

I hope all is well. I am having some computer problems that just started happening today. When I turned on my laptop earlier this afternoon, I started hearing some advertisements and no browsers were opened. Please see below for the relevant logs. I tried using AVG, Ad-aware and Microsoft Security Essentials, but those did not do the trick. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:44:26 PM, on 1/3/2014
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.17267)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_170.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_170.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\listener.exe
C:\Users\87liz\Desktop\Programs\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId... Read more

A:Ads Running in the Background

Hi and welcome.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

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I have to many processes running in the background, I think? I am having low fps in games some times and I think it has to do with how many processes are running. When I control/alt./delete I get a list of about 55 things running, how do I know what to end and what is required? If I end them will they restart each time I log on?

I was going to paste what is running but I can't highlight the list?

A:To much running in the background

Hey, read this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/cont...icles/159.html

Specifically the parts on Startup items and Services.

Cheers,
Jamey

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Hello,
So I've been camping with this problem for a while now, IE just starts when I run my computer, but it just stays in the background(makes some weird noises aswell sometimes) and it kicks me out of any full screen application every 5-10 minutes. I've read quite some posts about the lop infection but I can't seem to find what's wrong.
I would be grateful if someone could help, here is my hijack log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:05:33, on 20-10-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

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attached is my log file from hijack this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I caurrently hear random audio noises in the background from spiderman trailers to random chinese audio!!! nothing is open and so i ran the dds scan and here is the results:
also i wasnt sure that i needed the third file since I am running a 64 bit system?

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Chris at 7:11:46 on 2012-08-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3838.2255 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k Akamai
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Something running in the background!!!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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There's a proxy setting in the log. Did you intentionally set that proxy?

======================

To gather a little more information before we begin, please do the following:

Download TDSSKiller.exe and save it to your desktopExecute TDSSKiller.exe by doubleclicking on it.
Press Start Scan
If Malicious objects are found, do NOT select Cure. Change the action to Skip, and save the log.
Once complete, a log will be produced at the root drive which is... Read more

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I shut all programs down and ran scandisk and defrag, something is changing the content of the harddrive and causing these programs to restart.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:33:19 AM, on 7/15/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE10\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE10\MSOFFICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\RNATHCHK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\MY MUSIC\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:Help!!! HJT log something running in background

Don't see anything malicious...

With IE closed, run Hijack This again.
Put a checkmark on these entries and hit "fix checked":

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/3032130c164485...tzip/RdxIE6.cab

Reboot.

Have you tried running ScanDisk & Defrag in Safe Mode?
 

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What needs to be running in the background and how do I stop things that I don't need running in the background? In XP I always went to "run" and "misconfig" and unchecked what didn't need to be running but I have no idea in Vista what needs to be checked or not or how I get to where I need to be to change it.

Linda

A:What needs to be running in the background?

It's the same in Vista (msconfig), but be sure you know what you are doing before you delete anything.

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Hi folks,
I am usually able to remove issues myself but since July have randomly had ads running in the background. There is no rhyme or reason as to when they run. I ran the scans as directed by the "must read this" post and here is what I got.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:45:27 PM, on 26/09/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\TSMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\RIMDeviceManager\RIMDeviceManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plug... Read more

A:I also have ads running in the background

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Hello!Internet Explorer is running in the background, erratically making the 'click' sound it makes when it visits pages, as well as shifting my focus from an application I'm working on to... nothing.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Here is the log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:50:03 PM, on 7/29/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\AppServ\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exeC:\AppServ\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exeC:\AppServ\MySQL\bin\mysqld-nt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:IE running in background

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I think there's something running in the background of my computer that causes the mouse to be jumpy. It's a Logitec digital mouse. I've never had this happen till the last 3 days. I've run spybot and adaware and nothing has shown up. Ran ccleaner too. I ran hijack this and saved a copy in case I should need to post it. Any suggestions? Also ran virus program and all's okay.

Thanks,
Marianne
 

A:Something running in background

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even when PC is not being used the downloads and uploads are high.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 22:07:26, on 24/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fsproflt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.ExeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam... Read more

A:Running in the background

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I've noticed several recent posts that discuss the exact problem I'm having. I got the Windows Recovery virus, and I successfully removed it from my computer. However, I still have ads running in the background, and I have a re-direct problem when using Internet Explorer. (My start menu and desktop have been altered as well.) May I please get some help to resolve these issues? (I see other users posting logs for you to review, but I will wait for you to direct me to do so.) Thank you in advance for your help!

A:ads running in the background

Before doing anything if you have not already done so, you should back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos to a CD or DVD drive as some infections may render your computer unbootable during or before the disinfection process. The safest practice is not to backup any files with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.How and Where to backup your files in XP or VistaHow to Backup and Restore in Windows 7How to use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from your dead Windows ComputerPlease follow these instructions: How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, Alureon rootkit using TDSSKillerDouble-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.Any objects found, will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure...do not change it.
Click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.<- Important!!
If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection. Leave it as such for now.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that fil... Read more

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Lately I have been getting the little circle next to my mouse cursor indicating something running in the background. It comes on for a few seconds, then off, then right back on and so forth. Here is my Hijackthis log. Any help with this is much appreciated. Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:02:20 PM, on 3/7/2012
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Ventrilo\Ventrilo.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6510 series\bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\I... Read more

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I've noticed several recent posts that discuss the exact problem I'm having. I got the Windows Recovery virus, and I successfully removed it from my computer. However, I still have ads running in the background, and I have a re-direct problem when using Internet Explorer. (My start menu and desktop have been altered as well.) May I please get some help to resolve these issues? (I see other users posting logs for you to review. Is the first step of the process for me to run and post these logs for you?) Thank you in advance for your help!

A:ads running in the background

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Then post your DDS and GMER logs as a reply to this topic. Once you have done that I will remove my reply and consolidate the posts so that you retain your correct place in the queue.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:40:55 PM, on 03/18/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16470)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell V310-V510 Series\dleamon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell V310-V510 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_primary.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\AccuWeather\accuweather.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_secondary.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Vallerie\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.dell.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/?ilc=1
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A:Ad running in background

Hello 8y904, and welcome to the forum.

My name is nunped and I'll be helping you with any malware problems. I'm an Undergraduate trainee here, and as such my posts to you have to first be checked by a Teacher, because of this my replies to your posts may be slightly delayed. Please be patient and I'm sure we'll be able to resolve your problems.

Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

Here are some guidelines for the cleaning process to run as easy as possible.

Please read this topic: Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum where the conditions for receiving help here are explained.
The instructions being given are for YOUR computer and system only! Using these instructions on a different computer can cause damage to that computer and possibly render it inoperable!
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I've visited several sites now and see that this is not an uncommon problem. I have a littany of ads running concurrently in the background on my computer. I've noticed that if I stop the svchost.exe that it will stop for a while but then it immediately returns. Please help.
 
Jim

A:ads running in background

Hi Jim, we need to run several tools and see.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the toolClick o... Read more

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Hi Folks, I have Vista 32 on 2.33Ghz Core2 Quad Dell.

I have something running in the background everytime I turn on the computer and it doesn't seem to end.

It causes significant latency when clicking to do any task, open another web page or open a photograph in documents etc.

It sounds like it is running like a train and I don't know what it is.

When I previously had Windows 98 and anything was running I could ctrl/alt/dlt and the task manager then would make it easy for me to see what was running then.

Now with Vista a long list comes up in processes and I can see many things active so I don't know what is causing this.

There is movement in processes on: mcshield...SASCORE.....SystemIdle....WksCal...and Superantispyware

Any ideas what I can do? This seems to be recent and its really bogging things down.

Thanks for any help.

A:Something running in background. Don't know what to do?

Try CTRL,SHIFT ESC and check applications then Processes click memory to bring most used to the top what is there?
forget about system idle what are the other main users

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Hi,

Since yesterday I noticed that IE keeps running in the background and I am not able to terminate the processes through Task Manager. Also, I hear audio ads running the background occasionally!

Your help and guidance to solve this problem

Thanks,
Kenny
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SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 321993 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WXY9J
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
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HJT Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:56:39 AM, on 3/7/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16464)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\COMPONENTS\SCHEDULER\STSERVICE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddamon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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I have two "symptoms" that have been going on for a few weeks now.

1) My screensaver is being interrupted.

2) Windows in IE and MSWord randomly deactivate, even when I'm in the middle of typing or moving the mouse. They reactivate easily when clicked, but eventually it happens again.

There isn't really a pattern to it, time-wise. Sometimes it's every few minutes; sometimes I can go an hour without trouble.

Avast and AVG (both free editions, both updated) are not finding anything. There's nothing in my Task Manager that strikes me as extremely strange, but I could be missing it. As far as I can tell, there's nothing different listed before/after a problem occurs. Other than these two things, my computer is running fine. I've tried googling around and prowling forums like this one for ideas, but no one seems to share my problem. =)

I have WindowsXP Home with a 144GB hard drive (largely empty!) and I'm using IE8. Everything is updated via Automatic Updates. I do a small amount of downloading (via sites like MediaShare and SendSpace), but I always scan the files before I open them.

The only odd thing I can relate to the time period when the problem started is that I twice started up my computer and found that a bar was in the desktop tray for my Wii WiFi USB Connector. (The connector had been installed and last used months ago.) I couldn't maximize it or close it; it didn't seem to do anything or want anythin... Read more

A:something seems to be running in the background

Hello let's do another check for malware.Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If ... Read more

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We have and HP with Windows XP. In the last week it has started acting like something is always running in the background. Our cursor always has an hourglass by it. Our computer is running slow, like there really is something in the background but I have no idea what it is!
Not Very Savvy User,
Thanks
 

A:Something running in the background

Hello , d/l and Update Adaware & Spybot from the links provided at the bottom . After running them, if you still have a problem , run a Hijack This also link provided, then Post the Log in Operating Systems XP . Do not remove or change anything in your log prior to Posting it. Anything Adaware finds can be deleted , only delete the items in RED in Spybot. Good Luck !!
Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to also run the Virus Scan after running Adaware & Spybot .
 

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Hi, am getting adverts running all the time on my laptop and it is generally running very slowly..

Hopefully all that is required is cut and pasted below. I'm a real novice so apols if there's anything wrong

Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 67463 MB, Free - 5926 MB; E: Total - 1588 MB, Free - 1338 MB; F: Total - 7260 MB, Free - 759 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D8
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:43:18, on 22/06/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\pthosttr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Butt... Read more

A:Ads running in background

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I've recently been hearing random ads while running IE. I checked task manager and it says that I don't have any extra windows open even though I still hear them. I ran Malwarebytes and it didn't seem to help. I also scanned using Mcafee and it sad that there were 3 suspicious websites: dotscreen.info, adtegrity.net, xmladfeed.com. I assume they are causing this but I don't know how to stop them. Thankyou.

A:Ads in the background while running IE

Hello campred,

There's a bit more causing the audio ads than what Mbam found. Please follow the instructions in our pre-posting topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Also, if this is a 64 bit machine as listed in your info, please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.

Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. Allow the Avast database to be downloaded.
Click Scan
Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well.

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I recently discovered that Internet Explorer is opening in the background (and browsing to who knows where). Occasionally I will hear sound start to play from some random site... killing IE in the Task Manager stops the sound. IE restarts itself (in the background) after a few minutes.

I have up-to-date MSE running and have done full scans... nothing is found.

What can I do to isolate/remove the offending software?

Thanks!

A:IE Running in background

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be 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. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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My computer is running very slow and I know the reason is because too much stuff is running in the background. I am running Windows XP SP2, AMD Athlon, 2.17 GHz, 512 RAM. How do I know which programs/process to prevent from starting when my computer starts up? I know of a few I can eliminate, but don't know what many of them are. I know how to go to START/Run/msconfig and disable some of the start up processes. I just am unsure which ones to eliminate. I guess maybe a better question would be which processes do I need to make sure are running for my computer to work properly? If you can help, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
 

A:Running too much in background

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Hello,
So I've been camping with this problem for a while now, IE just starts when I run my computer, but it just stays in the background(makes some weird noises aswell sometimes) and it kicks me out of any full screen application every 5-10 minutes. I've read quite some posts about the lop infection but I can't seem to find what's wrong.
I would be grateful if someone could help, here is my hijack log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:05:33, on 20-10-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMob... Read more

A:IE running in the background, can't seem to fix it

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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I see two to four IE processes running in the background. There is no window associated with any of them. I can kill them, but they'll come back.

Note: I don't use IE. I use Firefox. IE just sits there, installed but unused ... until now that is.

I noticed that when I click an http link in Excel two IE processes start immediately. This did not happen before. Not ever.

So I disabled IE by renaming iexplore.exe to iexplore.exe.not (in both the Program Files\Internet Explorer and Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer folders). Now IE doesn't run (obviously). But major functionality in Excel is gone. Things like typing text into a cell!

So I had to put back iexplore.exe. Excel works normally again.

What the heck is up with this nonsense?

A:Why is IE running in the background

For several versions of Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office there has been 'intermingling' with Windows, just kinda "goes with the territory". I've not found a comprehensive explanation of it [but haven't taken much time to search hard].

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Is there a way to find out what is running in the background in my computer? It is always making noises and I don't know what it is doing?

A:Running in Background

Hi Minpeach, and welcome to BleepingComputer.You can look in the Task Manager to see what processes are running. Right click in the toolbar, click on Task Manager, click on the Process tab.Edit: At the bottom left of this page there is a box for Show Processes from all users, place a check mark in this box. If you double click on CPU it will display a highlight of which process are active.If you want to see everything that is running you can use a program like Process Explorer.

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Hi, I've been having a problem with ads running in the background the last 2 days now.

TSG SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 234982 MB, Free - 191077 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hijack This:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:11:55 PM, on 6/25/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Pinnacle\SHARED~1\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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A:Ads running in the background

Anyone ever had this problem solved?
 

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My C drive seems to be working a lot, when I am surfing or just checking email, it seems to be chirping and the light is on. I hit control/al/delete to see what was open and it was only my Outlook Express and IE. Is there any way to determine is something is taking up resources?
 

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I think I have something running in the background because the hourglass by the mouse is always showing itself as if something is loading.I had a trojen or virus.I ran house call,zonealarm anti virus and anti spyware,spybot,pc pitstop exterminator2,and I'm sure others.There was a trojen troJ_MALAGENT.FP. and something I think is seekeen,and freeze.
And my computer seems to be running alot slower then it should.

please help Brian

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:06:50 AM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nalsoft\AIMLOG~1\nalgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:I think I have something running in the background

My computer loads pages slow and I have 4 gigs of memory.I think it should move alot faster.I didn't notice a difference from 1 gig two 4 gigs
 

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IE8 is running in the background with at least 3 running at a time. This problem is proving to be quiet annoying, and I cannot seem to be able to solve it myself. I will post my HJT below...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:24 PM, on 7/13/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdvserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdvcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
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On my laptop, runnning Win 7 x64 Enterprise and IE 10 pre release, IE continues to run in the background after closing the program. It will be listed in task manager as a running program, and only after manually closing from task manager, will it no longer be running. I've noticed this with IE version 9 as well, so don't think that it's related to running the pre release version 10.

Is IE continuing to run in the background by MS design? I thought maybe it was an effort to keep IE in memory for faster access??

Thanks for any help you can offer.
 

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I visited a site (can't remember what it was) and now I keep finding iexplore.exe running in the background. Sometimes it pops up and I find it on a site. Usually a site where a refferer will gain money from sending people there. I use mozilla firefox but the hidden ie.exe's still use up quite a bit of ram. There are usually around 5 exe's running at a time. The only reason I know this is because I heard sounds like that of refreshing/visiting pages. I looked in Task Manager and there were at least 7 ie.exe's running. Would there be anyway to fix this? My antivirus, BitDefender, keeps on detecting Trojans (Trojan.Iframe.GS) and deleting them but the virus is still there. Assistance would be in order.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:45 PM, on 13/05/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobile... Read more

A:IE running in the background.

Anyone? Sorry to double post.
 

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