Computer Virus: Audio Ads playing randomly?
Anyone know how to remove it? I think I got it from tvguide.com. I've tried malwarebites and tdskiller and no luck. The ads play very randomly, sometimes just parts of the ad play, and the browser doesn't have to be open for them to play. Any help would be much appreciated.
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Did you run TDSSKiller and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in Safe Mode?
This procedure has succeeded with others here who've complained of background noises/voices/music.
Firstly, boot your computer to the Safe Mode menu screen. You do this by repeatedly pressing F8 as soon as you boot up. Once there, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking. Continue to boot from there, by pressing Enter. You will now see some drivers being loaded. There will be a pause at some point. This usually lasts for no more than 30 seconds.
Now open your browser and download TDSSKiller.exe from Kaspersky Lab. It's tiny, and takes just a minute to run. It hunts down and kills a specific family of rootkits.
Regardless of the results, download and run Dr. Web CureIt! (still in Safe Mode):
Now download the free version of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM). Install it and get updates, then run a full scan:
You should now delete TDSSKiller.exe and Dr. Web CureIt!, as updated versions are often made available. MBAM can be easily uninstalled, but it may prove to be beneficial in the future.
Hope this helps.
- ?Lv 45 years ago
Just to toss these guys out, HijackThis! To ensure nothing loading into memory you don't want. MSConfig command to get rid of un-wanted startup packages. Spybot Search and ruin, and ad-mindful. These are my tools of choice. Should you've accomplished your homework and acquired rid of the nasty bugs it is probably not an energetic spy ware or virus that's bothering your machine right now. This kind of behavior can arise in case your internet Explorer has records which are broken or corrupted--probably by your prior bugs, maybe now not. It might be that internet Explorer is throwing out a reminiscence leak which is freezing up the computer absolutely. I might endorse going for walks the command SFC and let it scan and restore any damaged components of the running process that it might probably to find. (WinXP) i might additionally advise that you simply run a scandisk of your hard disk drive and then run a defragment when you've got not already executed so. The scandrive might also in finding broken records or file pathlinks and the defrag just helps with performance total. If you are tech savy, go determine your error and utilization logs and notice what they are reporting after a crash occurs--you will be equipped to assess a perpetrator whether it is O/S associated this way. The opposite possiblity--overheating. Yeah, it sounds loopy however the crisis you're having i have had on two distinctive PCs--I took the case off, put a field fan in opposition to the laptop and ran it on high--and my laptop stopped crashing. It can be a low priced test to do, expenses you virtually nothing but slightly of time. Whether it is overheating, which you can of course clean up the case with compressed air and appear at exchanging your fans with whatever more potent. Except you might be really geeky depart CPU fans to gurus--it sucks to crack a chip--done it. At least if they do it they pay for the chip! Hope a few of this helps!