can hear ads playing in background but nothing running

January 9, 2014 at 20:04:53
Specs: Windows 7
I can hear ads running in the back ground but the only thing running is openoffice and internet explorer. But no videos or music


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#1
January 10, 2014 at 00:24:50
Run Defogger & then Combofix.
http://majorgeeks.com/Defogger_d708...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Please download DeFogger and save it to your Desktop
Once downloaded, double-click on the DeFogger icon to start the tool.
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 appear
Click OK
DeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OK
Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.
This program can enable and disable CD emulation, often required in removing difficult malware. Some CD Emulation programs use a hidden driver that may be seen as a rootkit or that will interfere with the proper operation of the anti-rootkit scanner.

Download ComboFix to your Desktop & then run. Copy & Paste the contents of the log in your next post please. ComboFix's log should be located at C:\COMBOFIX.TXT.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/Com...
A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
http://www.winhelp.us/index.php/gen...
Manually restoring the Internet connection
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
There are circumstances ComboFix will hang, crash or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable other real-time protection tools or the presence of CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. Also, depending on how badly a system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does or fail to run properly. While that is not normal behavior, it is not unusual"

If you think it's frozen, look at the computer clock.
If it's running, Combofix is still working.
NOTE: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
NOTE: ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.
***It's strongly recommended to have the Recovery Console installed before doing any malware removal.***

**Please Note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will automatically proceed with its scan.
The Recovery Console provides a recovery/repair mode should a problem occur during a Combofix run.
Allow ComboFix to download the Recovery Console.
Accept the End-User License Agreement.
The Recovery Console will be installed.
You will then get this next prompt that asks if you want to continue the malware scan, select yes.
If after running Combofix you discover none of your programs will open up, and you recieve the following error: "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". Then the answer is to REBOOT the machine, and all will be corrected.
Can't Install an Antivirus - Windows Security Center still detects previous AV
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Vir...
We are almost ready to start ComboFix, but before we do so, we need to take some preventative measures so that there are no conflicts with other programs when running ComboFix. At this point you should do the following:
* Close all open Windows including this one.
* Close or disable all running Antivirus, Antispyware, and Firewall programs as they may interfere with the proper running of ComboFix. Instructions on disabling these type of programs can be found in this topic.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Once these two steps have been completed, double-click on the ComboFix icon found on your Desktop. Please note, that once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall. In fact, when ComboFix is running, do not touch your computer at all. The scan could take a while, so please be patient.

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#2
January 10, 2014 at 02:16:58
If all else fails - perhaps contact Ghost Busters, or a local priest...?

Sorry - couldn't resist it... But seriously I'd investigate as along the lines suggestd by Johnw...


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#3
January 10, 2014 at 12:25:45
Any particular site where this happens?
It's not uncommon for some forums I visit to have small ads with sound running somewhere on the page.

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