Why is there a fly buzzing sound on my PC?

November 10, 2010 at 12:08:43
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 2.5ghz/1gb

To be clear; It only happens when speakers are on & is a sample of a fly / bee buzzing therefore it's coming off the soundcard, not a mechanical fault with fan or some such problem. It comes and goes intermittently. I guess this is a virus type problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

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November 10, 2010 at 17:11:59

Try replacing your cables or use headphones for a while and see if you get the same sound coming out. This way you can at least try some minor trouble shooting and weed out the issue a bit.

"The great mass of people ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one" A.H

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November 11, 2010 at 02:53:00

Thanks for the suggestions but I kid you not! I have worked as a sound engineer. It is definitely the sound of a buzzing fly - sounds as if it comes into the room getting louder as it gets closer, buzzes around for a few seconds then fades away. Just like a wildlife recording. It has infected (or insected ; ) 2 computers on our home network. The sound can be heard on all the speakers & headphones in 2 different rooms with different amplifiers - cables, computer fans etc etc work perfectly ok.
It has not been happening for long (2 weeks?) & is very intermittent so at present I would say it only occurs when we are online.. ps I am not crazy!

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November 13, 2010 at 03:29:26

Hi - did you find a solution as I have the same issue?

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November 13, 2010 at 06:16:39

Hi, no solution yet but it hasn't happened for a few days now (famous last words) so maybe it is some kind of "harmless" virus / worm made up by a hacker prankster? I'm no computer expert so I use these words without really understanding! My computer still works ok so far & about to do a scan / security check up etc. to see if anything crops up. will comment if anything does.

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November 15, 2010 at 03:41:52

Hi, this started yesterday on my laptop. I have also heard it over a local radiostations news acst last week. any ideas where it comes from?

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November 15, 2010 at 11:23:40

I have the same fly sound. It is intermitent and only when on line. It occurs both on internet explorer and on Firefox as a browser. I am sure it is a virus. I have run CCleaner and another cleaner but it is still ther - any answers anyone.

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November 15, 2010 at 12:26:16

Hi, This is really strange. My new pc started buzzing a week ago. Initially I thought it was one of the children messing about. But it has just happened again...twice in minutes. The funny thing is that I'm on the other side of the atlantic in Manchester England. Has anybody found anything about it yet!!!!

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November 15, 2010 at 15:34:42

Hi folks, didn't say in my 1st post but I'm in the UK too. No sound of the damn fly this week. Security scan etc revealed nothing.

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November 20, 2010 at 03:09:41

I get this, in Firefox and other browsers, and usually when I am browsing Ebay with my speakers on.

PROBLEM SOLVED, I think; It's a darned sidebar advertisement in Ebay (possibly other sites too!) to do with the University of Northampton who have a honey bee as their logo, or are something to do with research into bees.

PLEASE dont change settings or re-install windows etc... it's perfectly safe though annoying and intrusive. I just turn my speakers down!


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November 20, 2010 at 06:25:12

Thanks GC, as it still hasn't re-occured (I do use my pc with amp off at times) then you could be right. I will check the sidebar ads nxt time - there is a good chance it happened when we were on ebay. tho' couldn't swear to it. As the pcs work fine otherwise, we had decided it was harmless. Clearly the noise did not draw attention to the ads!

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November 30, 2010 at 06:59:51

Hi I've got exactly the same frustrating problem - it's exactly as you described it - I though my young daughter had left a program open - 1st noticed it a couple of weeks ago, turned the sound down - evetually done a system reset - the sound started again today - any updates as to how you can fix it.


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November 30, 2010 at 07:15:38

Graham - you beauty! Right down the bottom of the screen on eBay as you said. I've complained to University about the problems this irritating ad is causing. Thanks again!


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