Random clicking sounds & ads

Micro-star international / Ms-7529
July 17, 2010 at 23:16:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.621 GHz / 2038 MB
I don't know why this is happening. It was very random, started about an hour ago. I didn't install anything new, any sites I've visited recently were pretty safe. I didn't download anything either...

Also, I tried system restore (2 days ago), and it is still happening. Should I try safe mode?

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#1
July 19, 2010 at 21:13:52
anyone?

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#2
July 20, 2010 at 15:03:11
When you say random clicking sounds, you mean in IE/whatever browser you're using, right?. And ads--you mean like audio ads?.

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#3
July 22, 2010 at 06:51:48
Thanks for the tips. I tried the Malware program and it cleaned up a few files that seemed to be infected, however the issue still exists. Now, I keep my Task Manager and my IE program folder and just keep destroying the program as they appear.

Is there a way to disable use of Internet Explorer FOR GOOD? So, I can just use Firefox, and so iexplore.exe will no longer pop up?


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#4
July 26, 2010 at 14:31:54
There should be an option when you're using Firefox to select it as your default browser when you option it. If that box doesn't pop up go to Tools > Advanced > System Defaults and tick the box that says "Check if Firefox is my default browser on start up", also, I believe you're problem MIGHT be a Bootkit. I would have a look at these two topics here: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...

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#5
July 26, 2010 at 22:04:22
I *fixed* my Windows XP installation, and since then the IEXPLORE.exe "processes" aren't even showing up anymore. BUT the ads (both ie window + sound ad) still pop up.

I'm thinking of just formatting. However, thanks for your help! I'll check out the links and see if they can fix the problem.


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July 27, 2010 at 07:41:17

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#7
August 8, 2010 at 22:43:20
This is happening to me too. I'm months away from getting my Associates in computer programming -- and I don't know how to explain what is going on at all. :/ Either I suck at life, there's a really bizarre glitch, or, most likely of all, we caught some kinda crazy bug. Good luck!

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