jeeperi

How do you get rid of random voices on my computer?

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Whenever I'm on my computer there are random voices that pop up sort of like a pop-up ad but with no window. It sounds like a commercial you would hear off of the television. It's usually a cleaning ad. Sometimes it sounds like there are more than one commercials going on at once. I was wondering if anyone else had these problems or if there is anyway to fix it without having to take it some where to get fixed. Anything helps! :)

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Welcome jeeperi -

First have you got a fully updated version of Malwarebytes - V1.46 - database Version 4384 - If not then update now and run a quick scan -

Also check your antivirus is fully updated -

There can be several reasons for this - If you use a wireless connection then it can pick up signals from other sources -

This can also be a minor infection that has slipped in and is causing your problems -

However we prefer you to have it checked by our experts , if you wish , so that all of these items can be ruled out -

Please print out, read and follow the directions Here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic Here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

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Thank You - :)

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I would also add if the above don't work for you, please download emsisoft emergency kit and give your system a deep scan. http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/ the new kit works very well and in conjunction with mbam and your AV they should find the infection and clean them out.

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@ languy99 -

All the security checks etc involved in the HiJackThis forum are free -

As this item seems to retail at US$40-$60 I think they should try our option first , as this usually clears the problem -

Thank you for the link though -

Regards -

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I have been dealing with this problem for months. In my case, the random voices were caused by iexplore.exe running in the background (no actual window) and connecting to various sites, then disconnecting again.

When I say "dealing with this" for months, I really mean it. I've been working with two people on Geeks To Go. I have the full version of MBAM, which has not found anything even though it scans every night. I use Process Blocker to stop IE from running, and failing that I've blocked it in Comodo. Teatimer has apparently blocked all of the sites it tries to go to, because when I disable Process Blocker and allow it to run, Comodo shows that it's trying reach a loopback (127.0.0.1) address. When I don't want it to run at all, I rename it (in Safe Mode, as it regenerates in Normal mode) to iexplore.bad.

I've used:

MBAM (of course)

Combofix

OTL

Bootkit Remover

MBR Check

Reanimator

GMER

Regrun Warrior

Rootkit Revealer

Root Repeal

RK Unhooker

Super Anti-spyware

Hitman Pro 3.5

TDSS Killer

ESET Online Scanner

to name a few, all under request by various experts. I've used Process Monitor and Process Explorer to try and "catch" the process that's initiating this - it doesn't do it in Safe Mode, so it's definitely something that's loading at startup. You may notice that it also makes the attempts hourly, at just about the same time within a second or two, and that there are multiple instances running that start within a second of each other.

That is, if you're situation is the same as mine. I have NOT found the answer yet. Every other instance of this that I've seen written about has resulted in the end user wiping the system, but I'm a stubborn coot and refuse to do so. Why should these creeps win against all the experts out here?

- Russ

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The user is now being helped in the HiJackThis area of the forum now -

Thank you all for the advice - ;)

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