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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place, I looked over all the categories and none seemed to match my problem perfectly.
In the last week I have started getting audio ads coming througn my speakers when I browse the net sometimes. The first time was several days ago, the last time just now. This time the only site I went to was dictionary.com, and it was an ad for Twix or something. I don't remember what the first ad was or which site it was, but it may have been the same site (though I've been using this site with no problems for years). Then when I came to this site (and it was probably nothing to do with that, just a coincidence) some music started playing and went on for about two minutes. I actually quite liked the music, but on principle I want to stop whatever is happening on my computer without my permission. As I said I had only one page open, and I searched it for any sign of a video or imbedded player of some kind and could find none. I haven't yet tried shutting down the page to see if that stops it.

I actually have installed a dodgy programme or two in recent weeks which may well be responsible, but I have uninstalled them and removed all trace as well as I am able, and I don't know how to find the root of the problem. I checked Task Manager for any suspicious entries, but to be honest there are so many active processes on Vista that I haven't learned what they all are and I have a hard time recognising the malignant ones.
I have spyware blaster installed, and, as mentioned, Vista. Home Premium 32 bit.

Can anyone suggest a way forward? Come to think of it I'd actually kind of like to identify that piece of music too, if I can :)


Edited by Junkman, 25 February 2009 - 03:51 AM.

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I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal - HiJackThis™ Logs Go Here area.

Before you post a log click on this link --> You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
this will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your Hijackthis log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Its not malware. It is a new form of advertising that was introduced in the last few months. The people that own the pages you are going to add code to their page that plays a random advertisement and they are paid on that.

If you are curious about this go to http://netaudioads.com/ They may not be the only company offering this type of advertising but this is one I know of.
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