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strange sounds

By warrenL ·
Every few hours or less, I get a loud SWISH or a deep two toned horn sound. The SWISH sounds like a rocketgoing over head. I have had this for a long time, and can't figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

windows vista home basic

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WHOOOOSH! You've got mail.

by seanferd In reply to re: strange sounds

I referred to your post, then duplicated information you gave. Kind of dumb on my part. :)

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re: You've got mail, BABY!

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to WHOOOOSH! You've got mai ...

Not to worry. S/He's bound to read ONE of them that way!

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I've been wondering if it IS mail

by seanferd In reply to re: You've got mail, BABY ...

I think Delrina's CyberJack suite had some sound like that, actually. Not the "horn", but the "incoming rocket sound". Maybe someone has something simiar. ATT/SBC/whomever\Yahoo has that cute rocket logo in places...

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strange sounds

by warrenL In reply to I've been wondering if it ...

Something new has been added to these sounds. Now I have heard a loud voice through the speakers that says "U.S.A". These sounds may only come on once over several hours. This new one has happened three times so far since yesterday. I'm sure someone else besides me is having this problem. But who?

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A Ghost??? :^0

by The Scummy One In reply to strange sounds

I think someone is messing with you.

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If it has been loaded onto your system, there is a file somewhere

by seanferd In reply to strange sounds

Look in Task Scheduler to see if any audio file is set to run automatically?
>>>>>>>>>>>

If you really want to you can search for files that make sounds using the search function. You can do this under Advanced by picking any description that includes audio.
Or, you can enter these extensions into the file Name box yourself. There are a lot of them, and they are not just audio only, as something could be starting a player invisibly. If you want to search, type
*.ext where ext is the extension. Personally, I would be scanning for malware, but I submit this list as an example of normal files that can produce audio.

3g2 3gp 3gp2 3gpp

aif aif2 aifc aiff amc ape

asf asx au avi ax

cda cdda daa dcr dif dir

dv dxr flac ivf lsf lsx

m1v m3u mfp mid midi mmm

mov mp1 mp2 mp2v mp3 mp4

mpa mpe mpeg mpg mpg4

mpv2 ogg qt qtl ra

ram rmi sd2

snd spl swf wav wax

wm wma wmv

wmx wvx

.m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4v, .m4r, .aac

edit: Like I said, scanning for malware will be easier and more productive!

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Alright, starting over

by seanferd In reply to strange sounds

1) Have you checked background programs to see if one is the culprit?

2) Have you scanned for virus/trojans/adware?

3) Have you tried unplugging from the 'net for an hour or two to see if the sounds persist when unconnected?

4) Minimized programs can make sounds, too. Just because you aren't seeing something on the screen doesn't mean you won't hear it.

5) What OS are you running?

Scanning for virii, trojans, and spyware/adware will be your most important steps. If you are infected, nothing will change if you don't scan, remove malware, and protect yourself from future attacks.

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agreed

by shady108 In reply to Alright, starting over

i agree with the ghost theory right now id be movin aprtments :)

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Gehhhhht Ouhhhhht ]:)

by seanferd In reply to agreed

Too bad we can't stay! :)

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strange sounds

by warrenL In reply to Alright, starting over

To all that made suggestions, I have found the problem. I was caused by my Instant Message program. I have closed IM and all is well.
Thanks for your suggestions and attempt at humor, until the next time.

Warren

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