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Old 01-16-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Annoying radio virus playing in the background

Just noticed that there is a very fainted radio sound playing in the background, I don't know when it started but if I use earbuds I can hear it barely.

So I researched online, ran a few spyware programs and still the radio is playing. I am running out of idea now. I even ran hijack this but was afraid to do more than just scanning it. Anyway, if any of you can make sense of the log, it's here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:07:14 PM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
CWindows\System32\smss.exe
CWindows\system32\csrss.exe
CWindows\system32\wininit.exe
CWindows\system32\csrss.exe
CWindows\system32\services.exe
CWindows\system32\lsass.exe
CWindows\system32\lsm.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CWindows\system32\winlogon.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CWindows\System32\svchost.exe
CWindows\System32\svchost.exe
CWindows\System32\svchost.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CWindows\system32\SLsvc.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CWindows\System32\spoolsv.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CProgram Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
CProgram Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
CWindows\system32\taskeng.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CProgram Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
CWindows\system32\Dwm.exe
CWindows\Explorer.EXE
CWindows\system32\svchost.exe
CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
CWindows\System32\svchost.exe
CWindows\system32\taskeng.exe
CWindows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
CProgram Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
CWindows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
CWindows\ehome\ehtray.exe
CWindows\System32\rundll32.exe
CProgram Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
CWindows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
CWindows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
CWindows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
CProgram Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
CWindows\ehome\ehsched.exe
CProgram Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
CWindows\ehome\ehRecvr.exe
CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exe
CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitnet.exe
CProgram Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: btorbit.com - {000123B4-9B42-4900-B3F7-F4B073EFC214} - CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitcth.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - CProgram Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - cprogram files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - CProgram Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\sw g.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - CProgram Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - cprogram files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE CWindows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE CWindows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE CWindows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "CProgram Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "CProgram Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] CWindows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] CProgram Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download by Orbit - res://CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/201
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Grab video by Orbit - res://CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/204
O8 - Extra context menu item: Do&wnload selected by Orbit - res://CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/203
O8 - Extra context menu item: Down&load all by Orbit - res://CProgram Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/202
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://CPROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - CProgram Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - CPROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - CPROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - CProgram Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - CProgram Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - CProgram Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - CProgram Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - CProgram Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - CProgram Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - CWindows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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End of file - 6026 bytes

I've cleaned up the temp, cashe, history and restore points to no avail. I am running out of idea. Help plz.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Annoying radio virus playing in the background

Are you sure you aren't picking up terrestrial radio through your equipment? I've never had issues with my computer, but I've had other equipment pick up unusual radio transmissions.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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it's a known vundo virus, i just haven't figure out how to remove it.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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Actually, I think you might be right.

When I plug in mic into my lappy, it picks up the radio station. But if I unplug, it just picks up static noise.

Why is it happening like this? No wonder my skype doesn't work too well.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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Default Annoying radio virus playing in the background

That I don't know. Maybe bad shielding? You could try a different mic.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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Default Annoying radio virus playing in the background

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Actually, I think you might be right.

When I plug in mic into my lappy, it picks up the radio station. But if I unplug, it just picks up static noise.

Why is it happening like this? No wonder my skype doesn't work too well.
Do you live close to any broadcasting towers? I've definitely experienced this with earbuds and I always notice a tower very close broadcasting.

Once you plug those headphones into your computer all of the traces that it's connected to start to act like a giant antenna which is why you only hear static when it's unplugged. Make sure the cables for the headphones are intact and it's shielding isn't ripped.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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Default Annoying radio virus playing in the background

This is a common problem with mics and is the reason why it's pretty expensive to set up recording systems that don't have these artifacts. It has to do with shielding and grounding and lots of radio freq signals all over the place. One simple solution I've used which pretty much gets rid of most of the interference is to use a ferrite bead rf choke and wrap the mike cable a few times around it right where the mic is plugged in. I can't tell you just which one to get or where to get it, but you might find it at radio shack possibly or also at a place called allelectronics.com, for a few bucks. You might also want to try a usb mic to see if it doesnt' work any better.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #8
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Had the same problem, and I solved it. Somehow this radio interference is connected with Internet Explorer, and nothing to do with speakers.
Please understand that I have nothing against I.E.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FIRST:
1- Install another browser on your PC, like FIREFOX, you will need it.
2- Uninstall Internet Explorer
3- Restart your computer

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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Sorry I am new to this and did it twice.

Had the same problem, and I solved it. Somehow this radio interference is connected with Internet Explorer, and nothing to do with speakers.
Please understand that I have nothing against I.E.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FIRST:
1- Install another browser on your PC, like FIREFOX, you will need it.
2- Uninstall Internet Explorer
3- Restart your computer

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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plug in your headphones and boot your computer straight into the bios/uefi setup screen (DO NOT LOAD THE OS). If the radio is still playing you do not have any software issues, you just live next to a big antenna. If you are not aware of any well known stations near you one of your neighbors maybe an amateur radio operator.

edit: whoah, holy thread necro batman!
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Most helpful to read this discussion. I have also had this issue happen to me, hearing faint music seeming to come from the computer. I didn't think it was an issue, just that it was strange I couldn't locate the origin.

And I hope no one takes the myown055 guy seriously lol.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #12
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Most helpful to read this discussion. I have also had this issue happen to me, hearing faint music seeming to come from the computer. I didn't think it was an issue, just that it was strange I couldn't locate the origin.

And I hope no one takes the myown055 guy seriously lol.
His post is a little crazy sure, but for many users switching to Firefox or Chrome over IE is a great idea.

On Windows 7, clicking the volume button in the system tray brings up not only the volume control, but a sound meter that will visually show any sound the sound drivers are handling. Unless a virus/rootkit has hijacked the kernel to hide sound from the OS, you'll be able to visualize any audio output.

If you're system truly is putting out sound on its own, you'll see it here. Otherwise, chances are its just interference from nearby terrestrial radio/tv. This is exactly what the FCC logos/certification on all radio capable hardware is meant to help reduce/prevent.
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