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Q: Ads sounds constantly running in the background

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 reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
Also
Please re-run FRST again and type the following in the edit box after Search: rpcss.dll
Click the Search button
It will make a log (Search.txt)- please post the log into your reply to me. (you can use pastebin as well).
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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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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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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I saw other threads on this issue, but their solutions do not work in my case. I have iexplorer.exe start up automatically and constantly running in the background, while consuming a lot of capacity. I have uninstalled the real internet explorer, but in vein. There is a folder created with iexplorer.exe. I can not delete the file and when I rename it, a similar file is created during the next boot.

Spybot and Ad-Aware do not find anything.

This is the Hijack This logfile. I hope somebody can help. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:50:26, on 14/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\EPSON\eEBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSTA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DitExp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MESSAG~1\StartMessager.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.e... Read more

A:Iexplorer constantly running in background

After trying everything within my competence, I solved this by reverting to an image of the boot disk I made well before the problem started.

iexplorer (or whatever it is) does not run in the background anymore and the annoying pop up ads disappeared.

It works, but I would still be interested to know how to solve this if I would not have had a back up of the boot disk.

Thanks

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Hello, I'm having some problems with internet explorer running in the background on my computer, even when I end the process through task manager it pops back up. I would really appreciate some advice on this situation. Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:16:38 AM, on 4/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Pando\pando.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/R1 - HKCU\Softw... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly 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.comDDS.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 resul... Read more

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Hello, I have spent ages looking on google for a way to rectify this issue with no luck. I use Firefox as my browser, yet Iexplore.exe constantly runs in the background. When I go to the task manager, there are always two iexplore.exe processes running. If I kill them then they restart again after about five minutes. I have tried quite a few things and am out of options! Below is my Hijack This log. Any help would be very much appreciated. If you need anything else please let me know. Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:54:59 PM, on 11/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exeC:\Users\Luke\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.e... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe constantly running in the background

Hello KingcoveyWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by... Read more

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So basically I was browsing around one day and suddenly I started hearing adverts. I couldn't find which page they were coming from so I exited google chrome and it still persisted. I opened task manager and found iexplorer running and tried ending it. The advert stopped making a noise but iexplorer restarted seconds after. The ads don't always play and other symptoms are I can hear the link clicking noise that internet explorer makes occasionally. One other symptom is it seems to mute all WAVE sounds every 5 or so minutes.

Things I've tried are: Upating to IE8 (has stopped the ads). System restore (temporarily stopped it). Malaware anti bytes scan found nothing. Spybot only found cookies. K7AntiVirus found something and deleted it but nothing changed (I'm assuming what it found was something else). I've done two scans with K7 and Malaware anti bytes and found nothing since but the problem persists.

I'm running on Windows XP

A:IEexplorer running in the background constantly

any help?

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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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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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Good evening! 
 
I was directed to a suspected unsafe site about a week ago. Since then, I've noticed my computer being busy or loading when in the past it had sat idle (I run windows 7 so I get the busy circle right by my pointer for about 30-45 seconds during the happenings). This happens during all times of operation; web surfing, program running (iTunes, Media Monkey, Microsoft Word), and even sitting idle on the desktop. My "issue" occurs even after a fresh restart or power up. \
 
I'm suspecting I somehow downloaded some type of process that is always running and hogging resources from my system. I could however be paranoid. I want to confirm or dis-confirm my assumptions with some help here. I have posted my recent Hijack This log below. I've used Hijack This! Before, however It's been a year or so and my skills at identifying things are dull. Please, if you would take a look and let me know if I have anything that shouldn't be present in my log file. I greatly appreciate it! 
 
 
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:34:52 PM, on 3/31/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16470)
 
Running processes:
C:\VIA_XHCI\usb3Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
B:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java... Read more

A:Computer Loading Constantly, Process Running in Background?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===HijackThis doesn't handle 64 bit computer well. In your case I need to see a final DDS Log.Remove your old version of HijackThis using the Add/Remove Programs list.Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links, if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.1: DDS.scr (Not recommended if you use Chrome to download this .scr file. Use the other options.)2: DDS.pif3: DDS.COMDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and 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.===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) insta... Read more

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How to stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background.
Running win 10 Home 32 bit upgraded from Win 7 Home Premium

A:Stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background

Someone mentioned that they solved this problem by going to Settings, System Display, Notifications & actions. Turn OFF "Show me tips about windows".

If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry to disable "Runtime Broker", but this will also prevent Microsoft Store Apps from running.

Runtime Broker is a service called Time Broker, which can be disabled through editing the registry.

Right-click on the Start Menu Icon. Go to RUN and type regedit.exe and select OK.

Find the following entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003

Change the 3 to a 4.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004

4 is Disabled, 3 is Manual and 2 is Automatic startup.

Before editing, the original value was 3. Set to 4 to disable. Just change the 3 to a 4 through the MODIFY menu selection, exit regedit and reboot your system.

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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]
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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 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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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
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A:Random background sounds ads

I think I was supposed to attach this too.

ark.zip

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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
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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
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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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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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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).

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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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One morning, a few days ago, I literally woke up, got on my computer, and noticed that everything went incredibly slow... This was incredibly nerve-wracking for me.So I ran AVG antivirus, turned up a couple trojans, deleted them... still having the problems.This list of problems includes (But may not be limited to):General Slowing (Programs, Opening/Closing, Minimizing/Maximizing, etc.)Non-Responsive Programs (Small actions like opening additional windows causing non responsive programs)Unexplained occassional 'exclaimation.wav' alert sounds - even while internet and programs are inactiveI thought it was malware or something, but usually such infections WANT something, and make it CLEAR that they want you to buy their antivirus, which IS the virus, etc. If this is an infection, it hasn't done anything to expose itself. I've scanned repeatiedly with no results, and I have been recently considering wiping the C drive and reinstalling my OS from the hidden recovery disc partition inside my laptop (Gateway Notebook Model: KAV60), because this computer is frankly starting to be more trouble than it's worth.I've tried running System Restore, because that is normally my trump card against viruses. But it doesn't ever restore successfully. It always says "No changes have been made" (between now and the restore date).....That alert is about to drive me insane, but I don't want to disable it. I want to find the root of the problem.I've down... Read more

A:Virus? Unexplained "Exclaimation.wav" sounds and constantly non-responding programs..

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Hello!

New member with an annoying problem. I got the latest updates from Microsoft last week and after that my internet sound has had problems. At first, it would quickly fade to almost nothing before coming back. It now switches from normal stereo (set at 24 bits, 48000 Hz) to softer mono for a second or two. I've tried changing it to DVD quality, but it didn't help. This is happening on streaming videos and youtube (both on Firefox and Explorer), but not my own files played via media players.

Ideas? Thanks!

A:Sounds constantly switches b/w mono and stereo on Internet videos

Youtube either uses Adobe Flash or HTML5 for their videos (and sound). Sound problems are often because of a corrupt Flash player. Reinstall the Adobe flash player as a first step.

By the way, "CD Quality" Audio is 16 bit 44100Khz. That is what is used with commercial audio CD's and what a "standard" wav audio file is.

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Windows XP - My computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the computer is slow or occasionally gets hung up. Not sure if it's related, but recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express for mail I had not sent to people I do not know/have in my address book. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but lately I get about 5 delivery failures a day.

MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan.

I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

A:Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

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 Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List 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 Malwar... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi, i'm new to this forum so what I want to ask might have been discussed here..

I just upgraded and clean installed my PC to win 10.so after i installed my LAN drivers it started downloading something.I thought it might have been the updates but when I checked the update manager its showing "Check for updates"..

So Ichecked everything but still not able to figure out what it's downloading..Can someone help me please to figure it out

Thanks.

A:Background download constantly

If it's stuck on 'Downloading updates', it may be downloading the last cumulative update and you have a slow connection. Just let it run, the progress bar is very undependable. If it's that the system is running hot in the background, open Task Manager and if it's 'System and compressed memory', your 10 image is just being updated and using resources.

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Hi all, I have a relatively new machine (~2 weeks) and the last two days I've noticed it is constantly downloading something. ie - I have the network connection in the sys tray and see the icon almost constantly lit up (though it at times does flash on and off rather rythmicly) and the hard disk is constantly writing. It's been going on for about two days. Happens whether I'm using the computer or have all applications closed.

How can I determine what is going on?

I have xp pro sp2, mcafee, win firewall on.

The only real problem I've noticed is that I've been trying (over past 2 days) to upload a rather large web site via ftp and am having trouble - times out when trying to upload files. And sometimes surfing seems a bit slow. Can''t watch some videos I usually watch - just never load. This all just started the past 2 days.

Thanks for any help on this.
 

A:xp pro sp2 - constantly downloading something in background

could be windows updates or virus updates
but with the other issues you have maybe worth restoring to before the problem started
did you update windows and virus

have you scanned for virus and spyware
also post a Hijackthis log and move to secruity forum

HIJACK THIS:

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.
SO DO NOT put hjt onto the desktop or temp files.

create a directory say my documents/hjt

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:
http://computercops.biz/zx/Merijn/hijackthis.zip
http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe
http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

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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}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
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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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
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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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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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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'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
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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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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hey guys, I am having trouble fixing this on my own. On start up, advertisements are constantly playing in the background even though I haven't opened any internet browsers or programs yet. I've ran Malwarebytes anti-malware, but it didn't pick anything up. PLEASE HELP! Let me know what to download and what logs to post, thanks guys!

A:Advertisements playing in the background constantly

Here is the DDS txt log:
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17267  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Mae at 22:42:50 on 2014-01-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3895.1870 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: Norton 360 *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\ASCService.exe
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:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\... Read more

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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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For some reason when I look in my task manager, WMP is always open even though I haven't opened it and it's not visibly open at all. I decided to do a process library scan and it came up with this result:
wmplayer.exe Startup Details
Startup Method:

Process

Parent Process:

roxioburnlauncher.exe

Startup Location:

C:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup



What could this roxioburnlauncher thing be? Is this dangerous? Thanks much for your help.

A:Windows Media Player constantly open in the background?

Press Win+R to get the run window. Type msconfig there and hit enter. In the startup tab of resulting system configeration window, disable all the unnecessary entries, including the roxio entries.

Roxio Burner Launcher is not any dangerous thing, but it is unnecessary to start up with the system. Only when you burn DVDs , open it.

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Title says it all. I open the Background Changer and 5 seconds later, it crashes every time I use it. I tried to look up how to do change the background manually, but it says I need an image that is less than 256 KB and my image is 322 KB. Does anyone know how to fix the application or change the background in another way?

A:Windows 7 Logon Background Changer Constantly Crashes

resave the image using higher jpeg compression.

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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.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.



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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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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here's a crazy one, last night i noticed all night long that i could hear my computer "clicking", it sounds just like when the mouse is manually clicked on an icon or link to open it. it makes the sound about every 15 seconds and has not stopped. nothing seems to be open, and last night it made the sound when all programs were closed and the computer screen saver came on, right now it is clicking away while i am typing to you on a different computer....

i can't wait to hear from you about this one! sounds like a ghost is running my mouse!
 

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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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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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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Photo... Read more

A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20 only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:... Read more

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microso... Read more

A:Constantly running

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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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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Hello! my old computer's HD is Running constantly. i cant get it to stop work. is it a hardware problem or software? and how can i solve it? thanks for your help

A:My Harddrive is running constantly

There's quite a few things that can have that effect. Let's start simple and work up.

How old is the hard drive?

I would check the overall space of the hard drive, good practice to have at least 20% free. The HD may also be fragmented, you can check the status of both of these from the disk defragment application. If the HD space is lower then 20%, you may want to delete temporary files from Disk cleanup.

Next I would check the RAM and Virtual memory amount, it depends on what system your running, but a good baseline is anywhere from 2gb to 4gb of ram, and 1.5x your current ram amount = virtual memory. You can confirm these from the Task Manager, under the Performance tab.

If those come up clean and fine, you may want to do a quick virus scan. I personally recommend Malwarebytes, you can find the most current version from their website at Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next c... Read more

A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running constantly

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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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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Older Fujitsu Lifebook N series notebook with Vista. Recently fans (2) both seem to operate at top speed as soon as the computer boots up, even from a cold start. Tried installing speedfan but it triggered a BSOD when scanning the hardware every time I tried to use it. Then tried Core Temp, that wouldn't install either. No BSOD, said something was blocking it, but I disabled Adaware and AVG. Laptop appears to operate normally except for the fan noise. Attached the hijackthis files. TIA.

ps...should have mentioned I took it apart, cleaned the fans (not that dirty), and re-pasted the CPU and heat sink.
 

A:Laptop fan(s) running constantly

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I just bought a new toshiba pc i got it last thursday and when im just sitting at the desktop the fan just kicks into high gear constantly running and making noise and then after a few minutes it stops but it also starts back up making the same annoying noise minutes later is the fan suppose to be working so constantly? And the cpu temperature is constantly at 30 degrees or higher is that normal? even when i turn on the pc after its been off for a few hours its still in between the same temperature range that i mentioned earlier. also for example on this pc if i have firefox open and i have photoshop open or any other programs the screen brightness changes slightly dimmer when i switch from one program to another on its own. Im not sure should i take it back im thinking about doing that i cant take the annoying fan and the automatic switching of the screen brightness upon switching application windows is a little strange.

A:my fan is constantly running and is very noisy what do i do?

A constatly running fan usually means overheating or a defective fan. You said 30C or higher. The higher is the imporant part, as 30 is not too high

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Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my notebook PC (DELL Inspiron 700m) hard drive has been running more or less 100% of the time the machine has been powered on. Task Mgr/Processes indicate that "msiexec.exe" is running at 99 and CPU usage is at 98-100%.
At the same time, I have also had several incidents of "about:blank" pages in IE (6.0) opeing themselves automatically. During a 30 minute period last night a total of 8 pages opened (I had 8 IE windows opened automatically).

1) are these two issues related?

2) I have checked that "Windows Installer" in Systems is set to "Manual".

3) I also try to turn off the msiexec.exe in "Processes", but it turns it self on within seconds again.

4) I have run multiple spyware software applications trying to find and delete the cause of the "about:blank" problem, which I think is a browser hijack, but to no use. I've run Webroot's "SpySweeper", SpyCatcher and F-Secure's "BlackLight" and Trend-Micro's online "HouseCall". Each of them found malware, but didn't solve the problem.

5) I am using Microsoft OneCare with Defender as my antivirus and malware protection.

I'm at a loss and unless someone has a solution I don't see any other way but to reformat in order to solve the problem.

Please help, someone.

Tor-Eddie
 

A:msiexec.exe constantly running

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 with an Intel i7-2630 QM, 6 GB RAM and AMD Radeon 6770M GPU (along with Intel Graphics Card). In the past few days, anytime I open a program, such as Mozilla, Chrome, Spotify, the computer's fans kick on. This has never happened in the past. Usually I have to run a video through the browser or play a game for the fans to turn on. The fan turns on when on AC power and when on battery. When this happens, the CPU usage is around 5-7% with 40-50% RAM usage (no change from the past). I am not sure why all of the sudden the laptop's fans are turning on. I have looked at the processes and do not see anything out of the norm and the average temp of the CPU's is about 51-54 C. I have not installed any new software in the past several months. Any input or ideas about why this may be happening would be greatly appreciated. I use Process Explorer and Core Temp to monitor my computer as well as Norton 360 as antivirus software. Thanks.

A:Computer's Fan Running Constantly

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here Now try to get one when the situation changes - Thank You

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

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Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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Recently started noticing that my laptop is being heavily taxed while at idle (I'm not doing anything). Looking in the task list, I found services.exe, svchost.exe and wscript.exe all floating around 15-20% of CPU capacity. Something, not sure what, is taking advantage of the scripting services in Windows and is constantly running.My DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KurchevA at 14:12:10 on 2011-09-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3036.2043 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
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A:wscript.exe constantly running

Ran Malwarebytes just to see if it noticed anything...found a trojan..

PUM.Hijack.Desktop

Searched the forum here and found nothing on this one. As I suspected, Malwarebytes was unable to remove it and the trojan has restarted after my system restarted. I'll keep searching.

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

A:My Fan is running constantly on high

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