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Old 10-12-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I have occasional sounds "play" on the PC that sound like a gun shot or a big smooch. I do not have these sound bits on my PC anywhere. The easy/obvious answer is a virus, spyware, or the like, but searches with various things like AVG, spybot, symantec etc have found nothing. Not seeing anything else "weird" about the system either. Have had this for weeks. Sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Could your sound theme have changed from some sort of standard windows theme to some custom theme? Does it happen predictably, like when you empty the recycle bin, or click an invalid button or something common like that?
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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No and no, but thx for the idea. I don't do "sound themes" and it's random. sigh
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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start, run, msconfig

look at the startup tab and see if there is anything fishy
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Also go through Add/Remove Programs and look for odd things like toolbars, search programs, etc.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Also, when this happens, pop open Task Manager and take a look at the process to see if you see anything you are not familiar with.
You can also open the command prompt and run a simple command to transfer all currently running process to a text file so you could google them whenever:
1. Start
2. Run
3. cmd
4. OK

In the Command Line type: tasklist > "directory\filename.txt"
Here is an example using the above:
Tasklist > "%userprofile%\desktop\tasks.txt"

The above command will create a text file called 'tasks.txt' on current user's desktop.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Do you have your browser open when it happens? My guess is that they're annoying flash ads.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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If you have external speakers check the wiring. Any possibility of external electronic interference?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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1. You said you don't do sound themes but you didn't mention if you tried turning off all sounds via the Control Panel, Sound, Sounds tab. Turn all Windows sounds off and see if that makes a difference.
2. Are there any pop up ads when you hear the sounds? A lot of websites auto play sounds and stupid garbage like that.
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