Annoying radio virus playing in the background

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  1. IHAVEAQUESTION

    IHAVEAQUESTION Golden Member

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    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:
    C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
    C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
    C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Windows\ehome\ehsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Windows\ehome\ehRecvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitnet.exe
    C:\Program 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\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O2 - BHO: btorbit.com - {000123B4-9B42-4900-B3F7-F4B073EFC214} - C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitcth.dll
    O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/201
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Grab video by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/204
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Do&wnload selected by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/203
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Down&load all by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/202
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\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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  3. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    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.
     
  4. IHAVEAQUESTION

    IHAVEAQUESTION Golden Member

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    it's a known vundo virus, i just haven't figure out how to remove it.
     
  5. IHAVEAQUESTION

    IHAVEAQUESTION Golden Member

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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.
     
  6. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    That I don't know. Maybe bad shielding? You could try a different mic.
     
  7. Crusty

    Crusty Lifer

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    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.
     
  8. cparker

    cparker Senior member

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    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.
     
  9. myown055

    myown055 Junior Member

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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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  10. myown055

    myown055 Junior Member

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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
     
    #9 myown055, Apr 23, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  11. serpretetsky

    serpretetsky Senior member

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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!
     
  12. AlexAL

    AlexAL Senior member

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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.
     
  13. dawks

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    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.