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Audio Ad Plays At Random

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by irrate-user, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. irrate-user

    irrate-user Thread Starter

    Nov 27, 2011

    I do hope I am posting this in the right place on this forum; here is the issue:

    I have an audio ad playing at random in the background on my PC; there is no video with it, and it plays whether my browers are open, or not, and at this time I am using Google Chrome browser, although at the time of this posting, I am using IE.

    I downloaded and installed HJT, but when I ran it, I got some message about for some reason the hosts file was denying access, and for Vista, I was to right-click the HJT icon on the desktop, and select 'Run As Administrator'; only one problem: for some reason, I do not have that option in the right-click context menu, but for all of the other icons on the desktop, I do have the option; what is up with that?

    Sys Specs:

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    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3965 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 18566 MB; D: Total - 114437 MB, Free - 112877 MB;
    Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N61PB-M2S
    Antivirus: Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled (provided through Verizon)

    I will be the first one to admit that when it comes to something like this, I am clueless, but it seeems there might be many steps to removal, and I ask for your patience with me. Additionally, HJT did not give me a log file after the scan; instead, it asked me if I wanted to create a new log file, which I confirmed that I did, and it spit up a blank notepad window; I am presuming it did that because it couldn't access the hosts file?

    Anyway, please help!

    Thank you,
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