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Windows 7 Computer is playing audio randomly

Q: Windows 7 Computer is playing audio randomly

Hello,
 
My pc is playing audio randomly? just now it played a commercial for frosted flakes in spanish, I've tried scanning my computer and googling what could cause this but i've come up with nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
 
Thank you,

A: Windows 7 Computer is playing audio randomly

Hi Ekoroski, Welcome to the forum. 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.  

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Hi
 
A few days ago my PC started randomly playing audio and freezing. I'm using Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Service Pack 1 Build 6.01.7601 I've had to turn to power off several times. I use McAfee firewall, virus and spyware protection. After the problems started I ran Super anti spyware (which only found tracking cookies) and Malwarebytes which didn't find anything. At the moment I'm using Google Chrome as the browser and my computer hasn't frozen yet so I think IE may be infected.
 
I would appreciate any help with this.
 
Thanks

A:Randomly playing audio and computer freezes

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

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I have no idea how or why it's doing this. It will just play a tv show (I can only hear the audio) and I can't turn it off.

I tried going to the task manager and I closed everything I could, but somehow it still plays. It will play, then stop for a bit, then start playing again. Is this a virus? Has anyone heard of this before? and can someone suggest how to stop it?

Thank you, Brad

A:My computer all the sudden starts playing the audio of a tv show randomly

When did you get the computer and when did this problem start? Have you tried a system restore?

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Hi,
I recently built my PC straight from the build guide by Austin Evans on YouTube called the 'Neutron 2.0'. I got Windows 10 installed on my PC and it has been working poorly. Whenever I play a game downloaded from Steam, the entire computer will crash at random times, freezing and forcing me to restart the entire computer.

When I go to turn the computer back on it will repeatedly turn on and back off within a second. It will go through this cycle until I have to power down again.

I am not sure why the computer is having these problems. HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
Thanks.

A:Computer crashes randomly when playing games on Windows 10

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU and cooling system.How to fill in your system specs:

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I have run MBAM and Microsoft Security Essentials, which removed most of the Trojan. I temporarily disabled internet explorer, so that I could use my computer without going insane, but when enabled, the ads come back. The entire ad is no longer playing all the way through, they stop after a few seconds.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Amy at 21:03:25 on 2013-01-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4061.2191 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\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\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\FBAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobi... Read more

A:Audio ads playing randomly

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.e... Read more

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Yesterday, my husband infected our computer with the "Data Recovery Virus". I was able to remove the virus with Malwarebytes and Rogue killer.

All is fine except for one glitch (that I know of!). When in IE, random audio ads play. I don't have a pop up ad on screen , just the audio. The pop up blocker is enabled for IE but I still get the audio.

System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953753 MB, Free - 743124 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, 785GTM-E45 (MS-7549)
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:00:05 PM, on 8/8/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Audible\Bin\AudibleDownloadHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AOL\1302653456\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C... Read more

A:Audio Ads playing randomly while in IE

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Hi,

Like a few others on here I have a problem with occasional adverts playing randomly on my my pc. Audio sound, no other physical appearance of an IE page or a file running through task manager. I *think* that if I browse via Chrome all is well but as soon as IE fires up for any reason that seems to trigger the ads to start running. PrimeScratchcards. com as a song is doing my head in !

So I hope you can help me get rid of the problem.

Included here are:

HijackThis log pasted below
DDS.txt file. pasted below
Attach.txt file. attached
ark.txt file pasted below
Hijack This:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 21:25:22, on 31/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\... Read more

A:Audio ads playing randomly

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Hey guys, ongoing issue for about a month now.

Randomly programs will just not play audio, while every other program plays just fine, even new programs opened immediately following a program that failed to have audio.

This includes but is not limited to, games (Path of Exile, League of Legends), VOIP (Skype, Discord), and websites (Twitch, Youtube).

The only way to remedy it for the instance that it occurs is to restart the Windows Audio service or close and reopen the offending program. However these are both undesirable solutions given the side effects they can cause depending on the programs running.

Nothing particularly noteworthy happened around the time it started happened. Perhaps it was in relation to updating Logitech Gaming Software (which has since been uninstalled and am using windows drivers as of now).

All audio drivers not relating to my current setup (Realtek, LGS, NVidia High Def, etc) have been uninstalled, but it doesn't hurt or help the problem. Also, I'm running on Windows 7.
 

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My computer will play what sounds like the audio of TV advertisements when I'm connected to the internet, even when I shut down Chrome. I've run SBSaD and MalBytes multiple times to no avail. It stops when I disconnect from the internet. I think this is also what's redirecting me to adds when I click Google search results.

I'm running XP Media Center.

A:XP Randomly Playing Audio Advertisements

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Here are the requested logs. Please note the problem is random audio adverts playing in the background and I cannot use firefox as it crashes to the desktop. Having to use IE. I get a lot of redirects as well. Concerned about privacy.

EDIT: I can't upload my "attach" the client says it is "too large." Don't know what to do?
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by DaveLMSW at 20:58:41 on 2012-04-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8174.4834 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {BE5DD172-7F42-7948-1A60-E6A720288F81}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Updated* {053C3096-5978-76C6-20D0-DDD55BAFC53C}
FW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled* {86665057-352D-7810-313F-4F92DEFBC8FA}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.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:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C... Read more

A:audio adverts randomly playing on my PC

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Press the Windows "logo" key and "R" key then copy/paste the following into the Run box and click OK:

%temp%\attach.txt

A text file should open. Save it to your desktop then right-click the file > Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder

Please attach the zipped file to your next reply.

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.

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When you run this tool, remember to choose 'Skip' not 'Cure' if it finds ... Read more

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Ever since yesterday (12/6/2013), I've been randomly hearing audio ads in the background, even while nothing is open. I've opened up Volume Control and saw the source, something along the lines of Windows Run Process (rundll32) or something like that. I went into task manager and quit it, and I haven't heard anything (yet), but I want to know if I can make sure it's gone-gone. Any help would be appreciated, and I would like to thank you before hand.
 
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Computer: Lenovo G560

A:Audio Playing Randomly in Background

Hello SDCore I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please 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", ... Read more

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I have these audio ads- mostly ads of lysol and airwick- playing on my laptop for some time now.
It's driving me absolutely insane.

I won't have any browsers or windows open and it will start playing.

I've scanned using Norton, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebyte's AntiMalware, Ad-aware, Spybot...
I'm really stupid with computers and I'm at a loss as to what to do next.

Im not sure If should be posting logs here right off the bat.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Audio Ads Playing randomly on Laptop

Hello and welcome. We may have an MBR ROOTKITTo check for and confirm the MBR rootkit.Please download mbr.exe and save it to the root directory, usually C:\ <- (Important!).Go to Start > Run and type: cmd.exepress Ok.At the command prompt type: c:\mbr.exe >>"C:\mbr.log"press Enter.The process is automatic...a black DOS window will open and quickly disappear. This is normal.A log file named mbr.log will be created and saved to the root of the system drive (usually C:\).Copy and paste the results of the mbr.log in your next reply.If you have a problem using the command prompt, you can just double-click on mbr.exe to run the tool.Also please run an Online scan.Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.Click the green button.Read the End User License Agreement and check the box: Check .Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Check Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)Click the Start button.ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.If offered the option to get information or buy softwa... Read more

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i was told to post here after unable to solve the issue in the am i infected forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic403771.html/page__gopid__2293614#entry2293614

I was told to run dds and post the results.

dds:
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by VISHAL BEHARRY at 19:44:13 on 2011-06-22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2852 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:IE redirects and audio playing randomly

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.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.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 application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have been having a virus which randomly plays advertisments in the background. I have followed the instructions here Forum Link. TDSSKiller.exe will not run. FixTDSS.exe will not run. They both load into memory but nothing happens. I have followed the prep guide per the instructions in the forum link above. I was able to run defogger.exe succesfully, though it did not ask for a reboot. I was able to run dds.com successfully the logs are below. I was unable to run GMER.exe i got an error message when it loaded and I couldn't click on any of the options to changed them as was instructed to in the forum so I stopped and posted. GMER error messageLoadDriver("C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\pwldqpob.sys")error 0xC000010E: An instance of the service is already running.DDS.com Logs.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by MGiaccone at 8:47:15 on 2012-09-26Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3317.1233 [GMT -4:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Window... Read more

A:Virus with Audio Playing Randomly in Background

Please run the following:Download ListParts to a USB flash drive.
Plug the USB drive into the infected machine.Boot your computer into Recovery EnvironmentRestart the computer and press F8 repeatedly until the Advanced Options Menu appears.Select Repair your computer.Select Language and click NextEnter password (if necessary) and click OK, you should now see the screen below ...Select the Command Prompt option.A command window will open.
Type notepad then hit Enter.Notepad will open.
Click File > Open then select Computer.Note down the drive letter for your USB Drive.Close Notepad.[*]Back in the command window ....Type e:/listparts.exe and hit Enter (where e: is replaced by the drive letter for your USB drive)
ListParts will start to run.
Press the Scan button.When finished scanning it will make a log Result.txt on the flash drive.[*]Close the command window.[*]Boot back into normal mode and post me the Result.txt log please.[/list]

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Hey everyone,

I hope I can get some help here. I'm on a Samsung NC10 Netbook with Windows XP (service pack 3). I'm accessing the internet through a wired connection, which in turn goes through a router.

For some reason, my computer has started playing what sounds like a coorporate radio ad at random intervals. It's just a quick 5-second bit, but it is annoying and I can't figure out why it's happening. I don't run ICQ, AIM, MSN, or any other program like that, so that's not the source of the audio.

So far, it has always been the same ad. It usually happens while Firefox is open. I think the ad is for a TV show; it has a male voice saying "You asked for more, so the guys are back" and concludes with "a new season starting soon", or something along those lines. The ad is usually preceeded by 2-3 random "clicking" sounds, although I'm not clicking anything.

I routinely scan my system using Avira Antivrus as well as Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. Avira did, in fact, alert me of a "html script virus" today, which I chose to delete. (Unfortunately, I didn't save a log file. Dumb, I know.) MBAM cleared out some stuff as well. According to both programs, my system should now be clean; -- however, the problem persists.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Help needed: Audio ad playing randomly over speakers

P.S.:

Almost forgot, -- the audio ads are usually preceeded by 3-5 fast "clicking" sounds, even when I'm not clicking anything. I have been told that these clicks are evidence of something tapping into the windows explorer, though I'll leave that up to you.

On another note, a third clip just "surfaced". The TV show ad always seems to come first, though.

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Hello,I seem to have two annoying problems:- Audio ads playing randomly no matter what I'm doing. The ads are random from all sorts of sources, and sometimes get cut off and dont play completely.- If I click a link in Google search results pages it gets redirected to weird random websites. I have to hit back button three times before the page I wanted "sticks" and I can view it.Also, a couple months ago I got whacked with the really nasty FakeAlert! virus which was a massive pain in the bum to remove. I think I got it all but I'm not positive.It hid every file on my hard drive and was a nightmare. I had to get Malwarebytes in a Chameleon file from another computer and was able to remove it, I think.In the past week my anti-virus did remove a couple viruses but my problems have remained. Something like "Blacoll.f" or something was removed as well as some spy/ad tracking cookies.I use McAfee and Malwarebytes. I tried to use TDSSKiller.exe from Kapersky but I can't get it to run, even if I change the name of the file it still won't run. I think a virus is blocking it.DDS Log:.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30Run by userName at 14:36:25 on 2012-06-13Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5887.4175 [GMT -7:00].AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-83... Read more

A:Audio Ads playing randomly; SERPs links redirecting

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

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This is the first time I've posted. For the past 2 days, every few minutes it sounds like an ad starts to play for like 10 seconds (sometimes more), and then it will fade out. It doesn't matter what tabs I have open; it happens with various sites, none of which have any ads playing. It's terribly irritating and frustrating. I've run Microsoft Security Essentials, removed what I could. Ran Malwarebytes and nothing appeared. Also keep getting popups saying Windows Security found viruses/trojans, etc, on my computer. Don't know what to do now, please help! Thanks so much. The following are the logs.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Jenn at 14:07:21 on 2012-06-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6047.3177 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:New: Virus? Malware? Randomly playing audio with no visible source

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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Greetings...I noticed a few weeks ago that my computer was playing unwanted audio ads/clips after I turned on my speakers to view an online video. At first I thought this was a glitch with the video, but then I discovered it to be an ongoing problem after I turned on my speakers and noticed the audio playing even without my Google Chrome or IE10 web browser launched.
 
Subsequently, I downloaded and ran TDSSKiller and was able to identify 2 "medium risk" items/files defined as potential threats: DotComLaunch and RpcSs.dll. TDSSKiller gave me the option of sending the items to Quarantine or Skip - I decided to skip until I knew more about what was going on with my computer.
 
Since TDSSKiller did not detect any malware that I could Cure or Remove, I decided to download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and see if it could find any threats that could be removed. While I was running the full Threat Scan, a message from my Norton 360 anti-virus popped up and it indicated that it was working on processing a HIGH level threat named Trojan.Viknok.b. Norton 360 indicated that the trojan was quarantined and removed, and that I didn't need to take any further action. The Malwarebytes scan ended soon after and indicated that there were a couple PUPs on my computer that may be threats - seemed to be related to Google Chrome and some type of photography program - so I sent them into quarantine (which I have not yet deleted).
 
My computer speakers remained quiet for about an hour, ... Read more

A:Audio Ads/Clips Randomly Playing even after Trojan.Viknok.b Removal

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 the latest version of 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 a... Read more

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My computer has started randomly playing music and advertisements after recently downloading a program to watch a live sporting event (I know it was not a great idea!) Originally I was also unable to access the internet, yet after running Malwarebytes that has been corrected. However, I cannot figure out how to get rid of the music issue. I have tried Spybot and Kaspersky to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

I have attached the log files below for each thing requested.
Hijack This:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:47:51 PM, on 6/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16618)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Identity Safe\Engine\2013.1.0.32\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\20.4.0.40\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Remote Solution\HP_Remote_Solution.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exe
C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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I have an HP Touchsmart computer running on Vista, 64bit.For some reason, I always have the computer on mute. I rarely listen to music on it or watch movies, so I don't know exactly when this problem started or what might have caused it.However, I was watching some videos on YouTube, I left my computer for a while and later when I returned to my computer (unmuted) there were some random advertisements playing. My browser wasn't open, and there weren't any other programs running. I did a ctrl+alt+delete to see what was happening on the background. I couldn't find anything unusual, except that iexplore.exe*32 was there 4 times. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I use SpySweeper & Norton 360, & every day I run them both, nothing has come up.Anyone have any ideas of what this is, how I got it, & how to get rid of it?I've attached a Hijack This Log, gotten when I was checking for spyware during Safe Mode.. Please help me its really annoying & makes my computer much slower when it plays.

A:Help with computer randomly playing adds.

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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So I have a problem similar to this post (which is now closed): http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/936703-random-music-playing-virus-stdrt.html

My laptop, running Windows 7 will randomly play music. It's always the same tune (an electric guitar tune), and it runs 2 or 3 times in a row and disappears. Task manager reports nothing unusual and I've tried closing every process I can. Closing audiodg.exe stops it for a second until audiodg.exe starts again.

I have MBRcheck.exe and OTL.exe as per the other post, but I didn't want to run anything until I have specific instructions.

This really has me stumped and is very annoying - hoping someone can help.

Thanks.
 

A:Computer randomly playing music

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I just installed Vista on this PC, and after getting everything that I need downloaded and installed, it plays 2 sounds randomly, 1 of which I can't figure out.

The first sound it plays is the sound from AIM when you send an instant message to someone (imsend.wav). The second sound sounds like it's part of some rock music track, about 5 beats long. It's kind of hard to explain, but they both just play whenever they feel like it.

The AIM sound plays regardless of AIM being open or not, and the 2nd sound seems to play any time as well.

I've scanned for viruses/spyware with Spybot, Windows Defender, and AVG, and nothing ever turned up. This is an HJT log (I'm running vista, and it seemed to give me a few errors when scanning the PC).

Reinstallation of Vista isn't an option I'm willing to consider at this time. This also happened on my old PC with XP Media Center.
 

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My desktop keeps restarting for no apparent reason. It's a gaming desktop--well, as close to one as I've had these last two years, because much of it is sort of old but still runs smoothly enough--and I recently reinstalled Windows 7 to see if that solved the issue, but it didn't. I'll be playing a game and suddenly the computer just crashes. All of my drivers are up to date, I've updated the BIOS in the motherboard, and also updated Windows. I still can't seem to find the issue. I'm pretty sure it's a hardware issue, probably something with the motherboard because the USB ports act weird at random times; I ran a diagnostic test and it came back with no results. Can anyone help me? I don't know what specs you would need to figure this out but would be happy to provide anything.

Thanks a lot for any help. I'm familiar with computers but not really a techie at all so I can't find the issue...

A:Computer randomly crashes while playing (Battlefield 3, CS:GO, others)

What are the cpu and gpu temps ?

Nothing out of the ordinary ?

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Hey guys, I've been having some problems with my PC restarting whilst running games. This is not just high demand games, but some low demanding ones too (eg. lego harry potter, League of Legends). It simply just powers off and starts back up instantly without reason or warning.
 
I read through a few similar threads and noticed that the PSU was a recurring problem for others with similar problems, so I upgraded from a Corsair VS 550 to a Corsair RM 650, but the problem was still occuring.
I then figured it must be the CPU or the mobo, so i upgraded my mobo from an ASRock H81 PRO BTC to and ASRock B85M Pro3, but still no fix.
I ran memtest86 to check my ram through 12 passes over 14 hours and there was no errors found.
I have disconnected the reset switch from my case to the mobo and tried a number of other things like updating drivers. The issue still persists when i remove my GPU, and I have monitored my CPU temperatures during gameplay and they rarely exceed 45 degrees Celsius. I have tried running from different powerpoints and on different powerboards to see if that was the issue. I have done a total reinstall of windows, only installing the necessary drivers and downloading 1 game (Fallout 4). I have tested with 1 stick of RAM removed at a time. I have stress tested the CPU with Prime95, and it handled the tests fine. None of these things have been conclusive and I'm not sure what step to take next. Please help!
 
Build Specs
CPU - Intel i5 4690
GPU - EVGA GTX9... Read more

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Hi first time posting here, hope I'm posting in the right section. Lately for the past 2ish weeks my computer would randomly restart while gaming, mainly while playing DayZ Standalone. I have some WhoCrashed reports from my last crash. I don't get BSOD's, my computer just restarts and says it recovered from an unexpected shutdown once I'm logged into my account.

On Mon 2/17/2014 8:22:22 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\021714-15880-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75B90)
Bugcheck code: 0x1E (0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode program generated an exception which the error handler did not catch.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

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On Mon 2/17/2014 4:23:19 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\021614-16317-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: tcpip.sys (tcpip+0x56F06)
Bugcheck code: 0x1E (0x0,... Read more

A:Computer randomly restarting while playing gaming

Bump for some help!

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I have just bought a new computer with the following specs
3.00 Ghz Intel core 2 Duo
ATI Radeon HD3870X2
4gb DDR3 Ram
500gb Hard driver
Asus P5E3 Mobo
650W Power Supply
Windows Vista 64 bit

The while playing games such as Call of Duty 4 and World in Conflict I can play for about 5 mins to 30 mins then my computer would randomly shut off and restart.
The weird thing is that it plays fine in other games like Crysis on high graphisc and I can play for hours and have no problems.
The CPU tempearature is about 50-60C while playing and the GPU is about 70-80
Does anyone know what the problem may be?
Thanks
 

A:Computer randomly crashes while playing games

Video drivers?
 

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Games such as, Mortal Kombat X and Watch_Dogs. Have been giving me problems lately that I have never experienced on my computer before.  I haven't changed the GPU and CPU since last month and everything was fine.  Then it started to shutdown by itself without warning while playing some games.  I did a little research and found that it might have been a low amount of thermal paste when I installed the CPU last month, I went to radio shack 2 days ago from this post, and got myself a new little canister of it and applied it to the CPU when installing the heatsink on top.  I booted it up and started to launch Mortal Kombat X, but then, it was still going on.  I have no idea what is causing this, it is not an overheating issue as far as I am concerned.
 
Speccy results:

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A:Computer shutting down randomly when playing certain games.

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 
Also, please provide this information (even though you're not reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
 

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When i play a game started with Age of conan and now world of warcraft my computer will randomly turn off its happening more offten and i only play world or warcraft now,its like the power has been unplugged, moniter still works fine so its not that kind of power source could it be my power supply or graphics card? CPU specs are nivida 8600 directx 10 capatible 1gb gpu, 2gb ram, core 2 duo. Also i tried to download Directx10for Aoc but i have windows XP so its prob not gonna work but i did download something that was suppose to make dx10 work for XP could that be the problem? Also the computer runs fine when im not playing a game. Its not overheating im pretty sure, i have a huge built in fan blowing right on the graphics card right beside a AC unit and it blows out cold air from the exhaust fan. please help

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Hi my Computer turns of randomly when i play a game called Alliance of Valiant Arms. It will just turn off at a random time. It never use to do this but now it does it alot... My computer has o viruses or spyware or anything. All clean.

Running;

Windows 7
32 Bit
4gb ram
Graphics: Nvida GeForce 9300 GE
Pc is Advent

Any other info let me know

A:Computer randomly turns of when playing a game

Advent Computers seem to have a number of different models. Which one is yours?

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My PC specs are,
CPU i5-2500k 3.30GHz
RAM 8GB
GPU GeForce GTX 970 4gb SSC
My power supply is 500W
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I recently upgraded from a GTX 650 to 970 and the problem is when I play any game with good graphics my computer just freezes with a blue/black screen and I have to hold the power button to turn it off. No the blue screen is not the blue screen of death. I play the games perfectly on low graphics and they don't crash. I checked if my CPU is overheating but it's fine, although it works at around 50-70% power when I play anything. I guessed it might be because there is not enough power so I bought a 750W power supply. I'm almost certain it's not going to fix anything and I'm also guessing it's just my CPU is being bottle-necked by my GPU. Any suggestions on what's the problem?

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Hello everyone, my computer has been having random crashes recently whenever i play games. Sometimes it crashes after 2 hours, and sometimes it crashes after 30 minutes. I've checked the temperature and everything, and its all below 60 C, so it shouldn't be overheating.
I checked my Event Viewer and here is the error that i get:
 
Description:
Faulting application name: DefaultTabSearch.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x511246e7
Faulting module name: DefaultTabSearch.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x511246e7
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00002c60
Faulting process id: 0x7dc
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce5e64d3f7703f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe
Report Id: 12ae27d7-ca58-11e2-81f1-50e549485f7b
 
Please help!

A:Computer randomly crashes when playing games.

Hello Fenrich -
I hope that I have the correct version of "Games" that you have problems with.
Normally this is not a first option, but try to disable UAC while you play a game for a while and see the result.
 
Post back with results, and any other Event Viewer error if it fails again -
 
Thank You -

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My computer randomly freezes and I don't know what to do. It has only ever seemed to freeze whilst playing games. I don't know what to do.

I have acquired the event log for it which is:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T14:43:14.688416200Z

EventRecordID 56518

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

The only one before this was an hour before:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client
[ Guid] {1C95126E-7EEA-49A9-A3FE-A378B03DDB4D}

EventID 1014

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x4000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T13:01:43.378055600Z

EventRecordID 56432

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 1332
[ ThreadID] 3628

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-20
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A:My computer is freezing randomly. But only when I'm playing games.

Freezing under games is most likely due to the increased load put on your processor. If your system is overclocked (fairly likely if it is custom-built) then voltages/settings in the bios need to be appropriately adjusted within safe limits to maintain the overclock. If it is not overclocked than the problem could be due to overheating as a result of inadequate cooling. At the very least get the dust bunnies off the inside of your PC and fan filters. Try temporarily running the games with the computer side panel removed, if this helps then inadequate internal airflow is most probably the culprit. These suggestions are oversimplifications but should get you started.

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I'm running Windows XP, I use the Windows Firewall, and I run Malwarebytes. Starting roughly a week ago, I get random instances of music/commercials playing, sometimes accompanied by a popup ad, and it's freezing the computer after a time. Malwarebytes doesn't fix the problem. Please help, I've posted the logs below.-CoryDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by HP_Administrator at 21:40:48.43 on Tue 06/01/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.959.435 [GMT -6:00]FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exeC:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exeC:\Program Files\Common Fil... Read more

A:Music playing randomly, pop-ups, and computer freeze

Hi,ComboFix should be run only when requested to do so. Post contents of c:\ComboFix.txt log that should exist there since your earlier run.

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My computer keeps restarting while playing games. It does it randomly sometimes seconds into a game, sometimes hours. There are no error messages or anything. It's been doing this on and off since I built this pc, I've tried older and latest graphics drivers from Nvidia 275.33 to 306.23 with no change.

My computer specs are:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 GAMER? 2010, 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 10228 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1279 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 45810 MB; D: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 332430 MB; F: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 161428 MB; H: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 361045 MB; I: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 953738 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W PSU

Idle Temps:
Video card: 63 C
Motherboard - Zone 2: 32 C
Motherboard - System: 44 C
Motherboard - CPU: 58 C
CPU - Core #0: 40 C
CPU - Core #1: 37 C
CPU - Core #2: 41 C
CPU - Core #3: 38 C

It is worth noting I have a Coolermaster V6 CPU Cooler, in a Coolermaster USP 100 Chassis with 3 fans.

Please help, this is getting ridiculously frustrating, and I just don't know what to do.

A:Computer randomly restarts while playing games

<<My computer specs are: OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 GAMER? 2010, 64 bit>>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/technology/x8264.xmlFrom the forum rules:"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences." If you have any questions, please contact me via PM.This topic is now closed.Louis

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For about 3 years my computer has been restarting itself without warning. It only restarts when I play certain games. Almost every time my computer restarts, there are a bunch of vertical, grey, lines/bars running down the screen. I can play Team Fortress 2 for almost 4 hours straight, and not a single problem. I can only play Skyrim for about 15-30 minutes without the computer restarting. The sooner I can get a reply the better, it is SO ANNOYING to have your computer restart after only 30 minutes of gaming!

A:Computer Randomly Restarts Only When Playing Certain Games

Welcome
We can test further, later, but sounds like graphics card/driver.
Go to search by the start button, and type device manager.
In DM look for small yellow markers, update those drivers
No, markers, go to the web site of your graphics card and update the driver.

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So I found my old copy of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (OLD game) and I decided I wanted to experience some nostalgia.

I installed it and everything and it started like a charm. Once I started playing, my computer randomly shuts off. Just completely turns off, no warning, nothing.

I'm pretty sure that my computer is not overheating because I play StarCraft II on this computer and do not have any overheating issues. This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.

I have an HP HDX18 laptop computer. Here are its specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01602886

I probably need to provide some other stuff to aid in finding the problem, but I do not know what else to provide.

Let me know what else I can provide to fix this.

Cheers! :D

A:Computer Shuts Down Randomly Playing a Certain Game

This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.Are tou sure that this game is Fully Compatible with Windows7 ??I run several very basic games on my XP that will not load or play on my Windows7 computer - - - -

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As the title saids, my computer freezes randomly when playing games.In my case "Gothic III".This is what happens: I start my game, no problems there. After playing a while (, maybe after an hour or so), my computer freezes. No hints on when it will happen, no symptoms, nothing. My screen is freezed and most of the times I hear an annoying sound as that freezes too. -.-What's weird is, some days it happens and some days it doesn't.But when it occures, it's a few times in a row.A few moments ago when I tried again, it happened 3 times.Every time I retry it happens alot earlier.I searched the forum here and I noticed somewhere I could try to clean my RAM slots. I did it with a small brush (hope that doesn't screw things up?).Also to be sure I used HijackThis. You never know when a virus is involved...I hope I have provided enough information.Maybe you can use this too:- AMD Sempron™ Processor LE-1200- Clockspeed (not sure if this is correctly translated): 2.10GHz, 3.25GB- Extention of fysical adress (not sure what this is)- Windows XP Home Edition + SP2Here's the log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:06:01, on 25-3-2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:My Computer Freezes Randomly When Playing Games.

Sorry for doubleposting, but I want to bump my topic so you can see it faster.

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I have this Acer Aspire 5755G and I installed Windows 8 in it. When my OS was installed I wanted to play some games. So I installed Steam to be entartained. However, whenever I try to play a game and I am playing hapily, it can randomly shut down my entire computer. This is really annoying especially when I am feeling comfortable and thinking that it will not happen. This problem was also occuring when I was running Windows 7 and that's the reason I installed Windows 8, to see if the problem got fixed.
I don't know what to do so this is the reason I am in the forums asking.
One more thing, ERecovery won't work because PQSERVICE is not in my disk after installing Windows 8.
Thanks for your time if you reached this part after reading everything.

A:Computer randomly shuts down while playing games.

Sounds like your Laptop s overheating which might be why your machine shuts down all of a sudden.

If you can play the game with a decent Frames per second then all of sudden it shuts down.

Couple of ways to solve it is buy a cooling fan for your laptop.

The major thing is to get a air duster and blow the dust out. Laptops are more sensitive to dust which causes it to overheat.

Also download Speedfan to get Temperature readings of your CPU and GPU to find out.

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I also posted this under a related thread (http://forums.techguy.org/games/678689-computer-just-shut-off-while.html )
but I suspect that I may get better results by starting a new thread.

As the subject states, my PC will randomly shut off. This usually happens when I'm in the middle of playing a game...or the demo/trial of a game. It's happened with several different games, so I don't think it's game specific.

The most recent occurrence was yesterday when I was playing Civilization IV (and had been playing for several hours). All of a sudden...the computer shut off, no warning, no error, nothing, just OFF. I waited a little while and turned it back on again, still no error message. I turned on SpeedFan and checked NVMonitor to see where my temps were at, and the video card seemed a bit high...around 71 C...and the temp stayed up around that until I turned it off for the night. This is the first time the computer has done this in over a month.

Today my GPU temp is running around 61 C, but I have only been browsing the web (email and this forum). Prior to now the usual "idle" temp for the GPU was around 53 C.

There is plenty of air flow through my case and minimal dust (just cleaned it again this morning). The fan on the card is working. All of my drivers are up to date.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Vanessa
 

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down...usually while playing games

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So as the title says i was playing Diablo 3 and my computer randomly turned off. I had no idea why as i was always able to run the game perfectly and my system does meet the system requirements. I cleaned my fan on my computer of dust to stop it from overheating if that was the problem but it still shut off within about half an hour of my playing.

I have no idea why its doing this. I have been playing this game for about a month and never had this issue. My system meets the requirements and i have no other issues with the game. Does anyone know what the problem is here? I am thinking its something to do with overheating but it makes no sense to me.
 

A:Solved: Computer randomly turns off, playing a game.

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My father-in-laws PC crashed a while back. He was playing hearts at the time, and it went straight to the blue screen. Sorry, I don't have a ton of details into the crash, they live in Kentucky and they had to bring the PC to our house in NC to troubleshoot.

A:Computer crashed randomly, while playing hearts, 0x0000003d

For some reason, on this PC, I can't create a zip file from the SF utility I ran. I'll transfer the file to my other computer and post it in the morning. The computer crashed again tonight while I was getting ready to burn a cd to run memtest86, so I've attached another dm log file below. I couldn't snap a picture of the blue screen quick enough, but it said something about memory at the top.

The error details (after windows rebooted) said this:






Quote:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000000411
BCP2: FFFFF6FC40062AF8
BCP3: 000000009C374962
BCP4: FFFFF8A00346D011
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\061014-15085-01.dmp
C:\Users\Wayne\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-47283-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

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hey everyone,

for the past couple months my PC will restart almost everytime i play either music or a video on windows media player.

I'll play a file, and go to say, for example, my desktop and drag another file to the WMP and as soon as i let go of the drag, the PC will restart.
I used to just deal with it, since it didn't happen EVERY time i played a file but it happened periodically, but now it's just getting out of hand.

I've reformatted a few times, though not for this specific problem and it doesnt solve the problem.

i just turned off automatuic restart but im not quite sure when itll happen again to get the error codes on the blue screen of death, but until then, does anyone have a clue as to why this may occur?

thanks in advance

A:My Computer Restarts Randomly While Playing Media Files

Next time it happens post the BSOD errors

btw Welcome

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Hi I have read through all the threads which you have posted about music playing in the background. I too have this problem when i am using IE or when i connect a device to the computer such as an external display, or if my computer remains idle for a while.

I currently have a HP Pavilion m6 1045 dx running Windows 7 64 bit ultimate. I use IE to browse the internet and i am not anywhere near any radio towers.

I have downloaded all your reccomended software and am following direction placed in other posts and will continues to post them to this thread in hopes that i can solve this problem without having to reformat my computer.
 

A:Music start playing randomly on my computer in background

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:24:42 PM, on 1/2/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Nyree Derderian\Desktop\OTL.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_5_502_135_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Nyree Derderian\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
c:\program files (x86)\adobe\acrobat 10.0\acrobat\acrord32.exe
c:\program files (x86)\adobe\acrobat 10.0\acrobat\acrord32.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bing.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

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Hi. Recently I've been having a pretty big problem with my PC; seemingly at completely random times everything will freeze except the sound (but including the cursor) and nothing helps except for a hard reboot. Sometimes it happens while I'm playing games, but sometimes it happens while it's just idling. I'm using HW Monitor to make sure my temperatures are alright, and it doesn't seem to be related to that.
I've run the diagnostics tool in the sticky thread on this forum and included it with this post. I hope somebody can help!

A:Computer freezes randomly - sound continues playing

As you've not experienced any BSODs there are no dump files to analyse. I'll request this be moved to the General Discussion section to receive better exposure.

Having said that, can you post a screenshot of your temperature readings please. Event Log is showing numerous throttle states which could explain the hard locks.
Code:
Event[27610]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 2015-07-18T08:57:01.328
Event ID: 26
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Jakob-PC
Description:
Processor 0 in group 0 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
10 performance state(s)
8 throttle state(s)

Event[27611]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 2015-07-18T08:57:01.328
Event ID: 26
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Jakob-PC
Description:
Processor 2 in group 0 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
10 performance state(s)
8 throttle state(s)

Event[27612]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 2015-07-18T08:57:01.328
Event ID: 26
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Jakob-PC
Description:
Processor 4 in group 0 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
10 performance state(s)
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Alright, i have this silly problem that whenever i'm playing most games the computer randomly shuts down; no error message, no warnings, no nothing, just shuts down in a split second with the screen going black. I also had rare cases where it rebooted itself on it's own.
But then there's another case where the whole computer freezes and the screen changes into blue lines. I have no idea what's causing this. Oh, and it doesn't shut down/freeze when i'm just browsing the web.

Here's my specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 117180 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, G41M-S, ,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

This mostly happens when i play CS:S, Borderlands and Fallout 3. First started with Borderlands.

Here's my speedfan temps when doing nothing:

System: 38C (blue arrow)
CPU: 42C (green checkmark)
AUX: 35-37C (blue arrow)
HD0: 40C (green checkmark)
Core 0: 40-42C (tends to change into blue arrow, green checkmark or red arrow)
Core 1: 40-42C (same as Core 0)

Speedfan temps when running a game
System: 38C (blue arrow/green checkmark)
CPU: 45C (red arrow)
AUX: 37C (blue arrow)
HD0: 40C (green checkmark)
Core 0 and 1: 53C (fire)

I'm worried about the core temps...
 

A:Computer randomly shuts down/freezes when playing games.

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i bought dell xps 501l 1 year ago. every thing is good but 2 month ago i want play "THE ELDER SCROLL : SKYROM V" the game say you must update your graphic card to v.285 but i can find version 265 from dell.com so i download it from nividia gforce. i play the game but after 1 week after playing game or use software need lots of ram capacity it suddenly freeze after 5s or 10s shut down and if i tried to turn it on my laptop do same thing on welcome screen or boot screen even don't let you turn it on (if push the button the light for less than 1s on and off ) and i must wait 15min or 20min then turn it on . my friend said "because you change your graphic card version from other site you must update your bios with this card version" so your graphic card issue cause that.

for example whenever i want play " onimusha by using PCSX2 0.9.8 (r4600) " computer screen freeze then shout down.!!!

but i suspicious memory (RAM), when i use one of them (Samsung 2gig and 4gig) it work good and laptop freeze and shutdown very less but its happen!!

if i use 2 gig ram its happen very often but with 4gig its happen less.

be honest when i use only 4gig ram it worked well so i think i can play game but it happen when i play and close the game (

i wish i wouldn't play.

i live in Iran and i can't find any expert to help! every one says diffident things.

Please help!

*pardon me for my English

my system info with CPUID Hardware Monitoring Pro : (n... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts down/freezes after playing games

Howdy,

Sounds like the laptop is getting too hot.....see if you blow the dust out of the place near the fan....and think about getting a cooling pad for the bottom of the laptop.

The driver you downloaded maybe the problem....please tell us the make and model of the laptop?
 

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This has been a problem of mine since 2 years ago. At first, I didn't want to "try" to fix it because I thought it was just the load of spyware + regular computer usage. Then about a month ago, I attempted to fix it by just reformatting my computer and reinstalling everything. At first I thought this would work, but I notice it didn't. My computer specs are:

P4 2.2 GHz
GF4 Ti4600 128MB
1024 MB (2 x 512) PC2100 DDR RAM
Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

I know my computer is old and sucks. It's about 3.5 yrs old (at that time, it was top of the line!) and I don't plan to upgrade anytime soon... but maybe in the next 1-2 years. My problem is that whenever I play ANY video game (mostly 3D or graphics-intensive games), my computer will randomly restart SOMETIMES (not all of the time, but it happens frequently than coincidentally just a regular crash). It will usually do one of the following:

- Crash to desktop without notice
- Crash to desktop WITH notice (It is always a "memory corruption" type error)
- Computer restarts randomly in the middle of the game (I'll be playing and soon I will be saying wtf?)

After reformatting, the problem still exists. This restarting/crashing seems to happen more often with different games, too. The solutions I've tried include installing DIFFERENT graphics drivers to see if it's a driver problem, using a memory testing program to determine if my memory/RAM is failing, and last reinstalling the differen... Read more

A:Computer randomly crashing/restarting when playing games

Sounds like you have bad memory. Download memtest and run it.
 

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When I first got my computer, it worked just fine, I played all my games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and WoW on the fullest settings without a problem. Then a few months later it began restarting after anywhere between 30 mins to 1hour+ of playing. I called the makers of my computer, we tried to see if it was overheating but it wasnt, I also tested the videocards, it wasnt that either. Then, out of nowhere it fixed itself for a few months, then out of nowhere it happened again. I restored my computer to an earlier time and it worked for a few days and now it's restarting again.

Could this be a Vista problem? I had a friend who said he had the same problem with his new comp but he upgraded to windows 7 and it has yet to restart... I have no idea, any sort of help would be much appreciated...

Thanks.

A:Computer randomly restarts when playing games... vista problem? Idk.

Have you tried to run sfc /scannow see System Files - SFC Command for more details

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Hello everyone. It has to have been over a year since I came here looking for help because I rarely have problems that are like this. My computer is freezing while playing games (low-end ones at that!). And sorry in advance for killing dial up users with my huge post!

Ok so here's the simple form of it:
1. I've checked for Malware of any kind first: none. Spybot search and destroy, ad-aware, and I use ccleaner(I recomend this program as an experienced PC user) for general stuff.
2. I disabled all uneeded applications(shouldn't have mattered, but still...) before running any games. Left only my wireless software and sound driver program.
3. I downloaded a temperature monitor for my hardware that acessed the built in stuff: all seems good as far as I can find the info for. My main concern was the CPU, that's clear for sure at 50dC.
4. I updated Windows with everything they had; minus the useless stuff, eg: sim card reader and Windows media player(<3 Winamp Pro.)
5. I updated my video card driver and installed Catylyst, which was my main reason for updating Windows(for .net framework updates).

Stuff I already tried to do:
1. Reinstall the below listed games that I've been using and/or testing my fixes with.
2. Notice a degredation issue with continued gameplay: nope. The amount of time before freezing seems to be random as it has been after 2 seconds once, and other times after a half hour or more(or sometime to my pleasure, not at all .)
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A:Solved: My computer started randomly crashing while playing games... >.<

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I believe a mini dump occurs and it restarts my computer. Every time I play League of Legends. it has never happened before for 2 years and it just recently started to happen. I have no idea why, please help.

A:Playing League of Legends BSOD computer randomly restarts

Hello, Hekate I will try to help you with this. These type of problems are often very difficult to pin down for certain. What every dump file I looked at said was

Code:
BugCheck 116, {fffffa800d163010, fffff88005e76f38, ffffffffc000009a, 4}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7a3f38 )
Followup: MachineOwner

Code:
nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`056bf000 fffff880`060d1000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Feb 05 12:01:37 2015 (54D3B001)
CheckSum: 009D4DDE
ImageSize: 00A12000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
A code 116 is always a graphics driver/card problem. Your particular problem is a TDR failure. TDR means Time Delay and Recovery. The graphics driver crashed and did not recover within the allotted time.

I will need you to fill out your system specs in as much detail as possible. Please include your PSU and CPU cooler. Manufacturer and model so we can look up the components if necessary. This is what I usually give, but you have done a pretty good job.
Please fill out your System Specs


   Information
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will ... Read more

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Hi. So recently i started having this problem. So i would start playing a game or doing something resource intensive, and after a while my PC would just freeze,not respond to anything, and then restart. And i know this technically isnt a BSOD thead, but i have no idea where to put it, so i decided to put it here, as there was no really better section for it. It only seems to happen when i am talking with someone over skype though. Next time i restart my PC i will make sure to put it in the mode, where when it receives a BSOD it doesnt restart to try and catch if there is an actual BSOD appering. Thanks in advance

A:Computer randomly reboots while playing games for an extended period

The system specifications in my account settins don't want to save so here they are

ASRock Extreme4+
AMD A8-6600K(Which is an APU) With its integrated graphics as my only GPU
8GB of DDR3 memory, and i cant remember its brand
WD Black 500GB Hdd

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Hi I just recieved a new custom built computer from Cyberpowerpc. I installed the newest drivers for everything but for some reason when I scroll to fast on a web page, watch videos at full screen, attempt to play a game or even when I am trying to open a program my computer screen becomes distorted with pink and green lines and my mouse and keyboard are unresponsive and sound dies within 10 seconds. If I wait for a good 10 minutes sometimes my computer will restart. If anyone has any advice what so ever it will be greatly appreciated because I am ready to take out my graphics card and use the on board one. If you need any information i will be more then happy to give it to you.

Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:48 PM, on 2/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
F:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
F:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
F:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WIN... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Freezes when scrolling, watching videos or playing games.

I am moving this to the hijackthis section of the forum. If they give you a clean bill of health have them send it back over here and we'll see what we can do.

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Whenever I play fullscreen games such as League of Legends or Diablo. After about a couple of minutes, it will randomly crash. I've done a reformatting on the computer to no avail (the problem still persists). Not sure if it's a hardware issue and if I should get the graphics card replaced.

I've also updated all of my drivers so I know the problem isn't with not having updated drivers.

When it crashes, the screen has rainbow streaks, and the audio starts looping. I have to restart just to go back into my game and whatnot.

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

(Ingame for league, I turned off video sync and I have settings on low)

Suggestions on how to fix this problem? Should I downgrade my drivers?

Nvida Geforce GT 630
AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.60 Ghz
8.00 GB Ram

How can I debug this problem?

Also I can't access the boot menu to format from the CD/USB. It takes me to the "start windows normally start windows in safe mode etc" screen.

I've tried all the F keys including the escape key and none of them work, because they all take me to the same screen. The only way I can reformat my computer is by doing it through the actual windows itself. I can't even make my current partition active for some reason even though I'm administrator.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Solved: Playing full screen games, computer randomly crashes

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This is something that I've been having trouble with for a couple months now, but recently I've noticed it happening more often. The problem is essentially me playing games or watching videos and having the sound, video and mouse completely freeze up. I then have to hard restart the computer, and sometimes my wireless connection will not work as well and I'll have to restart the computer again to make the WiFi work. I'm running Windows 7 SP1 on Bootcamp on a Macbrook Pro that I bought in 2009 I believe. Not sure if it is malware or something else that is causing the problem. Hopefully Tech Support can help me out here. If there's anything else you need from me before you can help me, please let me know. My Hijack Log, dds.txt and attach.txt are as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:17:28 AM, on 9/16/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtuaWin\VirtuaWin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtuaWin\modules\WinList.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\system\rads_user_kernel.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\projects\lol_launcher\releases\0.0.0.185\deploy\LoLLauncher.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\projects\lol_air_client\releases\0.0.1.46\deploy\LolClient.exe
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A:Computer Freezes/Locks Up Randomly When Watching Videos Or Playing Games

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I found out recently that whatever sounds coming through my headset speakers are also being heard by people I'm in call with on Skype. For example, if I'm in call while watching a youtube video, everything from the video is being heard by the other peole in the convo. This happens regardless of whether my mic is muted or not. It also happens when my volume is turned down completely, so I know it's not being overheard from my headset directly. I've tested this with vocaroo and other recording software, all of which have the same problem.

The headset I'm using is a Logitech H150 if that helps. Any suggestions?
Edit: This thread explains my issue exactly. So does this one.
 

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My nephew left me some messages on msn while I was away asking if I was the person on myspace which I have nothing to do with as I do not use my space. But curiosity caused me click on the link, then something was installed which I opened and I was directed to a myspace page. That was last night.

Now today, I am getting small windows opening with the message. " The procedure entry point_resetstkoflw could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll ".

When I close that window, twice, I get "Java(TM) Platform SE Binary has stopped working" with lots of problem signatures when I view problem details.

Also at times my computer will automatically play audio for several minutes at a time. Sounds like an internet radio station or similar. There is nothing I can close, the audio just plays.

This was the msn messages I recieved 3 times last night within a 12 minute periond from my nephews msn account. " is this you?? *removed link* "

I am currently scanning my computer with AVG and so far I have no threats but plenty tracking cookies and hidden files which I know nothing about.

I am running Vista x86. Please help.

Thanks in advance.
Ben.
 

A:HELP, My computer is playing audio on its own

Hiya

I've removed the link you gave, in case others click on it

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log i... Read more

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As I view various web pages suddenly the tutorial starts playing an explanation of of how to clear cache and cookies. It is about 10 seconds long and then just stops. Nothing is disturbed and there are no icons referring to it, no pop up, nothing showing in the background. No apparent link anywhere on the screen or behind the window to shut it off.
It did happen after cleaning the computer with the CCleaner program that I use monthly to empty out the junk including cache and cookies etc.
I did a restart but that did not help.
What the heck is going on?

A:Windows tutorial keeps randomly playing

Well I have never heard of such goings on. I use Ccleaner several times a day. Just a though; any time my computer does something that I'm not telling it to do I get worried. If it was my computer I would run scans with my anti virrus. I would also run Malwarebytes Anti Malware and Super Anti Spyware. It can't hurt but might help. Your title indicates it's a Windows Tutorial their for I would run sfc /scannow in comd. prompt/admin to check and or repair system files.

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I have audio adds playing on my computer no matter what webpage I am on > can anyone help?

A:audio adds playing on my computer

When you go to a web site and you hear this adds can you see them?
If you can't minimize that page and see if you have another page open with that sound add playing.
Sometimes when you open a web page you actually open 2 or more pages. They run on top of each other.
Their is always a chance of a virus causing this also. I would run a complete updated scan with my anti virus program.
I use MSE and MAM.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

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Hi, I was hoping someone could hep me. For a while now I have had this reoccurring problem. I've been getting audio ads playing on my computer despite the fact that my browser is closed and that no video is playing at all. I have tried everything I can think of but I can't manage to get rid of it. I have used Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware but none of them have been able to detect what is wrong. I have used Hijackthis to create this log and I as wondering if someone could take a look at it to help me identify any problems. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 09:39:16, on 09/03/2015
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17416)

Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 15.0.0\avpui.exe
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\agent.exe
C:\Users\Invate\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\syswow64\wwahost.exe
C:\Users\Invate\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\UX087Y4R\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://istart.webssearches.com/?typ...s&uid=TOSHIBAXMQ01ABF050_938EW0JXTXX938EW0JXT
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On tuesday i was using my computer and it just started playing random audio. I closed all programs and it still would not stop. I then rebooted to safe mode and ran a MalwareBytes scan. I had something like 56 infections. I was able to quaranteen and delete all succesfully. I then rebooted to normal mode and did a system restore. I would post the MalwareBytes log but i lost it somewhere along the way. Here is my HJT logs:

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Bryan at 12:37:59.35 on Fri 02/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.544 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
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Hi,

For the last few days my computer has been playing random audio clips, which last anywhere from 2 seconds to several minutes long. This often happens when I have no programs running and I have checked the task manager to confirm this, however my knowledge on the "processes" is limited so I wouldn't know if there is any indication of the problem here.

I have ran Norton Internet and Anti-virus scans, but this is not picking anything up. I am using windows XP on desktop PC and use Google Chrome as my internet browser.

If anyone has had this problem or knows how to help me then I would be very grateful if you could help me to sort this out.

Thanks.

A:Random audio playing on computer

Hello AntStonehewer

This will probably be a malware problem

We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3818 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223012 MB, Free - 136751 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, NV51B
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled

I have an HDMI chord connected from my computer to my Sony KDL46EX400 television.
The video of the computer screen comes in very clearly on the TV, but the audio only plays on the computer. It does not play on the TV. I have Windows Media Player and I am able to play DVD audio and video on the computer. I also can play CD audio on the computer. Increasing the volume control on the TV has no effect.
 

A:Solved: Playing audio from computer on TV

Click Start.

Click Control Panel.

Click the drop-down and select "Large Icons."

Click "Sound".

Right click the list of devices and make sure a checkmark is next to "Show Disconnected Devices" and "Show Disabled Devices."

Your TV should appear in that list. Click it and click "Set as Default."

Click OK.

The audio from your computer should now play on your TV.
 

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My computer was lagging on Monday and I opened the task manager to discover sv1.exe hogging resources. I ended the process.

Today (Thursday), I am starting to get random audio ads on the computer while sv1.exe is running. Ending the process solves the problem but how do I get rid of sv1.exe competely?

Thank you.

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For the past few days my computer has been playing random bits of audio from time to time. These sounds have ranged from news interviews to bits of music. They play even when no other applications are running. I've run Malwarebytes several times and each time it found and removed malware. However the problem persists. I ran a program called TDSSkiller I believe it was called, but it didn't find anything. Whenever the sound plays it appears as Name Not Available in the volume mixer. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit as my OS. If you guys could help me I'd greatly appreciate it, this is extremely annoying. Thank you.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.4.1
Run by Kevin at 2:29:33 on 2012-08-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6049.3266 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Random Audio Playing on Computer

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

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Thank you in advance for your help. I used this site a few years ago and it was the only way, after weeks of personal attempts, that i got my laptop in working order again. For about 5 days now my computer plays random audio on its own. I am on a wireless connection but the last time this occured I disconnected from the internet to see if it was being streamed from the internet and the audio continued. It is at random times, sometimes for just a few seconds, other times for up to 10-20 minutes at a time. The audio varies from what sounds to be NPR to music to commercial advertisements for movies and products. Typically the audio switches every so often as if a radio station is being changed. I also checked my task manager after reading posts where others having similar problems said they found a program running when it played and stopping when it ended. Nothing appears for me, however. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dustan marshall at 13:20:10.45 on Sun 02/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16764
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.923 [GMT -5:00]
============== 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 secsvcs
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I wanted to add as well that today Tuesday, Feb 10 my computer has started freezing after being on for about 20-30 minutes. Whether I'm on the internet or playing a game it just freezes and i have to force off. The mouse cursor moves but CTL ALT DEL doest work. Thanks again.

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I have random audio playing on my computer that I am unable to locate. It doesnt show up in my task manager as a program. Internet explorer has randomly popped up as well, not as often as the audio but I am sure they are related. I am running Vista on an HP computer. I ran MalwareBYTES and found a few things that I was able to delete on my own (antivirus 8 being one of them). I tried running malwarebytes in safemode to see if that would pull up anything additional, and it did not.

I am unsure of what to do next to rid me of this. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:random audio playing on my computer

Hello and welcome. Please run these poast back all logs and tell me how it is now.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.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal/regular mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanne... Read more

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Hello, I hope someone can help me out. My computer has been playng random audio clips out of nowhere lately. It seems to happen after it has been running for awhile. It plays anything from comedy clips, news clips, music (mostly rap and it has very offensive language). I am so frustrated with this and wondering how to stop it from happening.

I have run an avg scan and it comes up with nothing. I have disabled the sounds under sounds and audio devices in control panel. I just removed my yahoo messenger b/c that kept popping up randomly and then the audio would start in...nothing has helped.

The only way to stop the sounds are to turn the computer off and reboot. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks!!

A:computer playing random audio

Just to see if its a virus you should disconnect from the internet and see if it still plays the audio. If it doesn't that means a virus could be connecting to the net and prolly connecting to some web radio station.
If it still occurs than it must be an issue somewhere else.

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I've been attempting to screen capture with Ice Cream Screen Recorder and each time, it doesn't record the audio from the computer. I thought maybe the software settings were off, but it was enabled to record the audio. I looked at my recording devices and noticed that I had 4.

(my Playback devices):
The sound bar obviously works on my Asus monitor (playback devices) but I get no results for anything in the recording.
Some pertinent information:
1) Motherboard: asus motherboard z97-ar
2) Graphics card: evga gtx 750 ti ftw
3) I play my audio through my monitor which is connected to my computer via HDMI. The HDMI is connected to the HDMI output on my graphics card
4) I have a Blues Yeti microphone that occasionally gets plugged in.

Not sure if this helps but here is the Realtek HD Audio Manager screen:
I know that I have to make Stereo Mix as default, which I did, but the sound bars don't light up.
I've done some reading but I'm completely lost. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

A:Can't Record Audio playing from computer

Is the recorder program set to record audio from the Stereo Mix?

For testing, try to record audio (you can record audio from YouTube for example) from the Internet to a program such as the free Audacity recording program. If this works, the problem would appear to be in the recorder program you are using.

Audacity | SourceForge.net
I've seen reports that Audacity contains crapware so be observant when installing and uncheck the garbage.

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My computer is playing random audio from movies and TV Shows without any movies playing. Can anybody help me?

A:Computer is playing random Audio!

Nevermind it's fixed!

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Hello,My computer was hit with a viral attack last week and I am still suffering from lingering affects. Most notably is for no apparent reason my computer starts playing audio clips. These clips with last for a few minutes and then quit ont heir own. They often sound like advertisements.Another issue seems to be that the virus wiped out all of my desktop shortcuts and the programs are gone when I try to access them via the Start Menu (however I can find all software I had installed via the control panel)I have run Malwarebytes, Super Anti Spyware, and have Spyware Blaster running.Note: I run the GMER scan, but my computer Blue Screened before the scan completed. Tried several times with the same result.Attach Log.UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01).Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2Install Date: 12/15/2005 7:58:01 PMSystem Uptime: 5/24/2011 4:51:42 PM (1 hours ago).Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0JC474Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz | Microprocessor | 2793/800mhz.==== Disk Partitions =========================.A: is RemovableC: is FIXED (NTFS) - 70 GiB total, 40.503 GiB free.D: is CDROM (CDFS).==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============.==== System Restore Points ===================.No restore point in system..==== Installed Programs ======================.56005600_Help5600TrbAdobe Acrobat 4.0Adobe AIRAdobe Flas... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Playing Random Audio!

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.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.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.
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Had family over for the holidays & was left with audio ads constantly running in the background of my comp, even with multiple removal software and reboots. I have only been able to isolate the audio by adjusting volume levels (note attachment "Name Not Available"). I am at my wits end. I have tried every suggestion listed:
MalwareBytes
Adwcleaner
JRT
SuperAntispy
Sophos
Rogue Killer
Hitman
e.t.c.
Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:phantom audio ads playing on my computer

Please download TDSSKiller and install it.  Then run the scan.

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Hey,

Ive got a load of music on my computer but i realy dont know what program to use, so i switch on a regular basis, Now i used this new program called Music cube, but it as soon as i started using it it would allow me to hear my music from my playlist but not any other sounds, like warnings, or cleaning out my trash or movies on Youtube or w/e Nothing besides music from the playlist. I tried to Uninstall it but still no sound :S

What can i do to solve this!?!

Thanks for the help

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Hello, llcnotell.
My name is etavares and I will be helping you with this log.
 
Here are some guidelines to ensure we are able to get your machine back under your control.
 
Please do not run any unsupervised scans, fixes, etc.  We can work against each other and end up in a worse place.
Please subscribe to this topic if you have not already done so.  Please check back just in case, as the email system can fail at times.
Just because your machine is running better does not mean it is completely cleaned.  Please wait for the 'all clear' from me to say when we are done.
Please reply within 3 days to be fair to other people asking for help.
When in doubt, please stop and ask first.  There's no harm in asking questions!

 
 
 
Step 1
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
 
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
 
If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.
 
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. 
 
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
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A:phantom audio ads playing on my computer

Hi, do you still need help?  This thread will be closed in 2 days if there is no reply.

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I've been having problems with my computer just playing random audio like jokes, interviews and music. It happens and no windows pop up to show that i can stop it i usually have to restart my computer to stop it or wait for it to stop which can be a hour or two.i have a log report any ideas on what to do?








thank you for your time.

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I noticed today when I got home a few hours ago that my computer played a random audio clip of a woman speaking. I also noticed that it came in 1-2 second intervals. I checked on my task manager and nothing came up when it played for the second time. I think I've got a virus and I really want it removed. My Kaspersky virus scan didn't pick it up and I ran a full scan. Any help or opinions would be very appreciated, thank you.

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The random restart first happened 3 weeks ago. I was playing game when it happened. The computer suddenly restarted itself but I have no idea why and I chose to ignore since it didn't happen anymore on that day. Then after more or less a week, the same thing happened again.

Same as the first one. It restarted the Windows once and it didn't happen anymore on that same day. So I couldn't really track what is wrong. Then after that, it started happening more and more often until I lost count of how many times the Windows have restarted itself.

I used to run Windows 10 Pro and due to the random restart, I reinstalled Windows 7. Hoping it would fix the issue but it doesn't.

Here is my computer specs:
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 8GM RAM
Intel i5 4590 CPU 3.30GHz
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Corsair VS550

I would really really appreciate it if anyone could help me.

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Hi all,

My computer used to crash alot when playing skyrim. This stopped recently when I changed my drivers. However, the BSOD started again recently. I do not know the reason behind this, as I am still using the same drivers that I thought fixed the problem. Is it software related (mods, glitches, etc.) or hardware related? The last BSOD happened to me while I was NOT playing skyrim and was just on steam... I have posted the 5 .dmp files attached in a ZIP format here. The most recent one is the steam BSOD while the others are all Skyrim BSOD

Thank you
 

A:Windows 7 64-bit crashing at first when playing Skyrim, then randomly

System Specs

By the way, I have an

Athlon II x2 260 Processor @3.20ghz
Radeon HD 5670
WD5000AAKX-753CA1 ATA Hard Drive
4GB of Kingston Memory
Corsair 450W PSU
MSI 870-G45 motherboard
 

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My windows 7 64bit works fine if ur browsing, emailing, watching a video, but as soon as i start warcraft 3 (DOTA) which doesnt even have high gaming graphics it reboots rite in the middle of the game randomly, it used to work fine a month ago, these random reboots just started. there is NO blue screen, nothing in the event logs just random restarts with no information.

Voltage seems fine - no ups and downs, i have 4gb ddr 3 ram - which works fine? how do i figure out what the problem is? my graphics driver is up to date, there was an update by nvidia daybefore yesterday which i also downloaded hoped it would make the restarts go away, but din help?

any advise?

A:Windows 7 x64 reboots randomly while playing Warcraft

Use System Restore and choose the restore point before random restarts occured .

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Hello helpers,
Thanks for devoting your time and expertise to this thankless job. My problem started about a week ago when my Acer Extensa 4420 was infected with a fake Windows security virus called Palladium Pro. After I removed it using Malwarebytes, my computer began playing spontaneous audio commercials. I have followed the instructions of this board with a couple exceptions. First of all, I ran ComboFix before reading that I wasn't supposed to (sorry!). Secondly, I have been unsuccessful in generating a GMER log. Both times I tried to run it, my computer crashed mid-scan and displayed a blue screen explaining the error. It went by too quickly for me to quote. I am attaching/pasting DDS logs, as well as the Combofix log. Thanks for taking the time to look this over!
Dan

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 11:04:56.34 on Wed 02/09/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1789.1019 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/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\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Computer playing spontaneous audio commercials

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instructions have been specifically tailored to your computer and the issues you are experiencing with your computer. It's important to note that these instructions are not suitable for any other computer, even if the issu... Read more

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For some reason my computer plays audio from nowhere. I don't have anything but anti-virus software running. I've been having this problem for a while and I can't seem to get rid of it. It plays radio commercials, songs, and has said 'You are watching UNICEF TV' to me before. I don't understand whats wrong and I have no idea what i'm looking at in my hijackthis log. Any help would be appreciated. I have already run SUPERantispyware MalwareBytes Antimalware pro and avast! antivirus pro. Any other ideas?

A:Computer is playing random audio and commercials from nowhere

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

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

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must be a virus. here is attachments as requested. thanks for you help

A:computer playing random audio clips

sorry, forgot the rest lol. here it is


DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by tonyseahawk at 8:58:37.10 on Wed 11/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.1148 [GMT -7:00]

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\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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32... Read more

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Hey all. well my computer starts playing random audio. sometimes it sounds Russian. or adverts or just music. i have Microsoft essentials running all the time. and also have malwarbytes for additional scanning. but to no avail. just happens randomly at any time. J just ran combofix and here is the log. please help me this is driving me mad

A:computer starts playing random audio

Hello fridgeitem I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please 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... Read more

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There is random audio playing in the background of my computer that I can't get rid of, it comes and goes but it's still annoying. I've tried two kinds of anti malware programs but it's still playing. I am by no means teach savvy so I assume I'm doing something wrong any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

A:Random audio playing in the background of my computer

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi,

I am running an AMD 2700+ on a MSI K7N2 Delta motherboard with 512mb of ram. Video Card is an ATI All in Wonder 9000. When I play a CD in either drive (Lite-on 52x24x52 CD Burner or Lite-on DVD-Rom ) The audio pops and scratches like I was playing a vinyl record on a phonograph. I tried different cd's and the same thing happens. All the CD's I tried were CD's I Bought in the store not burned. I checked all my sound settings and I enabled DMA on both CD-Roms and still the same thing. I disconnected the analog audio cables inside the computer to see if that was the problem and no luck. Any suggestions????

Thanks in advance

Carl
 

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Hello, all~ To be truthful, I've been holding off on posting on various forums due to the lucrative processes involved in cleaning out a computer. It's had smaller problems before, all of which went away very easily at the sight of a typical virus scan. However, I've recently downloaded Google Chrome onto my computer and since this occurrence, my computer has been playing random audio advertisements at pretty much all hours of the day. After some research and snooping around on the internet, I've come to realize that the most likely cause of these ads would be malware, or some sort of other virus. I've deleted Google Chrome and I've run various scans with both Norton Security Suite and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware over the course of the past couple days. However, none of the scans have stopped the ads from playing on my computer. While the volume of the ads has dropped from near-constant playtime to a sort of "rarity" they still persist on my computer and act as not only a nuisance to my typical activities on this computer, but also as a parasite which is eating away at what little my computer has left to run on.

Currently, I am running on a Windows XP, Service Pack 3. For security, I've used Norton Security Suite and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. If anyone is able to help me with my problem, then that is greatly appreciated. If anymore information is needed regarding my computer or the situation itself, please feel free to ask me, but please ... Read more

A:Random Audio Advertisements Playing on Computer

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Windows 7 SP1 box seems to be infected with some kind of virus.
 
Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentials (Updated)
Antimalware - Malwarebytes (Updated)'
 
In volume mixer there are 2 "Name Not Available" that seem to be the source of the audio.  It is a mixture of advertisements and radio.  There are no browser windows open and I don't see anything in the process list that could be the source.
 
TDSSKiller & Malwarebytes both came back clean.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer playing random audio at different times of the day

Hello trekLets try these alsoPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.Run Malwarebyts again.Download RogueKiller from one of the following links and save it to your desktop:Link 1Link 2Close all programs and disconnect any USB or external drives before running the tool.Double-click RogueKiller.exe to run the tool (Vista or 7 users: Right-click and select Run As Administrator).Once the Prescan has finished, click Scan.Once the Status box shows "Scan Finished", just close the program. <--Don't fix anything!Copy and paste the report that opens into your next reply.The log can also be found on your desktop labeled (RKreport[X]_S_xxdatexx_xtimex)The highest number of [X], is the most recent Scan

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Once while playing for an hour and another time for 3 hours the screen just randomly freezes, makes a quiet buzzing-like sound and requires me to hard-reset the computer.

Edit: Now while playing for 2 minutes it happened, the temps are fine.
Edit2: Now instantly when loading into a game of League of Legends
Edit3: If anyone bothers they can read my other thread with lots of replies, since then I have temporarily removed my dGPU and installed the ASUS Xonar DGX sound card. (Freezing occured before this).

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Hi,
my laptop is sony. operating systems is windows7.I know my computer has some kind of virus. It keeps playing random music and advertisments on its own, and there is no way to stop it. Please help. Thanks.
sony
 

A:Unknown Audio Advertisements/Music playing from computer

please read here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html
and post the logs requested

moved to malware
 

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Playing standard DVDs on my computer (Dell desktop, Windows XP Pro) was easy, but now I'm having audio problems. The playback starts okay but within a few minutes there's distortion. You can tell when it's going to happen because first you hear random clicks (from the speakers not the drive). Then, the sound becomes muffled and gets completely distorted. If you pause the DVD, then click play again, the audio distortion goes away but returns after a few minutes again.

The problem started after someone installed a Korean version of GOM Player on my system. We were having audio trouble with a DVD that came from Korea, but GOM Player was able to play it fine. GOM Player was uninstalled. I removed all registry entries pertaining to GOM Player. I checked to see that the DVD drive is currently set to region 1 (for the USA).

I can play a DVD-R that has an .AVI format movie and there's no audio problems. It's happening only with standard format DVDs. It happens if I try using all players (Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player, and Nero Show Time all on my computer). I get no distortion if I try to play CDs. The funny thing is if you pause the DVD after it has the audio glitch, then click play again, it clears up the audio problem, but it comes back again after a few minutes.

Someone already suggested that the DVD drive might be broken, but if that was the case it wouldn't be able to play CDs and read an AVI file from a DVD-R, right? Someone else ... Read more

A:Need help: Audio problem playing standard DVDs on my computer?

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/ac3_filter.htm

install this codec It may solve the sound issue with dvd movies
 

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Hi. At this point i'm just curious what BS is behind this. Asus P5N-Deluxe Quad2Core 2.8 16gb DDR2 800 BFG GTX 280 Vista Ultimate 64 Enough space left on all drives I have a pretty decent machine. I have 16 gigs ram and its pretty rare that i use up all of that ram at once. Yet every once in a while I go to watch a video on my computer and i get "Your computer is running low on memory. Quit other programs, then try again." --seems laughable The behavior is that the video plays, but there is no audio (WMP) - But it will also not have audio in VLC or anything else - basically its like the issue is universal and the only way i can watch any video with any audio is by rebooting my system. It doesn't matter if i free up tons of ram (trying with 12 open right now, and no go). Its constant until i reboot. Does anybody know what this is and how to get rid of it?

A:Your Computer is running low on memory - No audio playing video

Have you enabled memory mapping in the BIOS? Flashed the BIOS? Updated your video drivers?

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As stated in the title my computer is playing audio ads in the background.
I am using AVG Virus scan and did a scan and it came back clean.
 
Ran Malwarbytes Anti-Walware and it detected "Pum.userWload"
When i opt to remove it the following message pops up -
 
"URGENT! You must restart your system to remove all active threats properly. Click Yes to restart now."
 
I select yes and the computer will restart. 
 
Upon reboot i rerun the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and again the same "Pum.userWload" is detected.
 
Basically a perpetual cycle of detecting, removing it and upon restart "Pum.userWload" is still there and audio ads are constantly playing in the background.
 
Any assistance would be very much appreciated.
 
Thanks!
 
fr

A:Computer playing audio ads in background and detection of "Pum.userWload"

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. 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 DefenderOther ServicesPress "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 Up... Read more

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