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Audio Virus

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:34 am

I've got some kind of infection that affects my audio, probably from a youtube video I downloaded. Weird that NOD32 didn't pick it up. At first when I played a youtube video, I'd get a sort of ghost voice in the background shouting like "oh my god, go away". Now whenever I startup, my system speaker (the little one that gives the BIOS beeps) rattles away and when I boot into a Windows OS there's a "thunk" - the one that one gets when one clicks on the wrong thing - constantly with every mouse click. None of this happens in Linux though so I can only guess it's a windows virus.

If I can't find it with NOD32, I guess I'm going to have to reformat and reinstall 4 windows operating systems :-?
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby mnemonicj » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:12 am

Did you try looking at the your hijackthis log to see if there was anything running that wasn't supposed to be?
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:17 am

I'm just going to reinstall I think...I just don't like having a system that's been messed with like this.
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:35 am

My numerical 4 key was stuck down :oops: :embarrassed:

Strange it didn't affect linux though and that still doesn't explain that exclamation when I play any video or DVD.
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby augie » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:04 am

I've heard that phrase before 'oh my god, go away' when accidentally scrolling over a smilie banner advert that's on some sites though I can't remember the name of who was selling them. If I see it again I'll remember this post and let you know the addy as I hated that POS banner! :-x
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby JabbaPapa » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:05 am

It may possibly be one of the strange audio error messages that Microsoft developers sometimes use ? Only thing I can think of, and YES apparently they do this sometimes when they are bored :D
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby NT50 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:22 pm

The audio viruses out nowdays usually install the rogue av programs like AV 360 and MS AV 2009, etc etc etc.
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby sethshawn » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:23 am

Every few minutes I hear adverts on my laptop, I have no browsers open or anything but I still hear them.

Please help, I've tried googling but nothing helpful come up.
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:29 am

I think scan for viruses firstly - also, check to see what applications and processes are open in task manager.
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Re: Audio Virus

Postby NT50 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:54 pm

My also wanna try scanning with Malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org. The free edition will do just fine.
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