Computer help forum: Fix computer playing audio w/ no browser is open?

by: Keenque August 29, 2013 9:50 PM PDT

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Fix computer playing audio w/ no browser is open?

by Keenque - 8/29/13 9:50 PM

Hi all. This is my first post here.

I am not that good with computers so bear with me.

My computer has several issues. Maybe they are related, maybe not.

The one I want to start with is that my computer will play - for lack of a better term - audio only commercials. Meaning I have no browser open... audio just starts playing. Even after a reboot and I have started no programs. Sometimes it's several commercials playing over one another. It comes and goes. Today I have been getting one in a foreign language. Some are lengthy programs rather than commercials.

I bought the computer in the spring of 2009. Gateway FX6800-01e I think it says. In that time I've had to replace the graphics card and power supply. I also added some ram. It runs Vista and I've downloaded all the updates. I usually use Firefox as my browser.

I have gone to the Event Viewer and there is a lot of !Errors. All different kinds. I can list them if that helps but I don't understand them.

I've run Malwarebytes (several times) and it found things which I deleted. I've run CCleaner. Also something called ComboFix. I can't remember if that did anything or if they wanted me to pay first.

I am at a loss as to what to do. I'm tracking this thread so hopefully someone has some ideas. Many thanks!

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