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Computer Beeping Noises, Mouse Click Noises


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#1 medicine woman

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:34 PM

Hello I just joined the forum. I tried to find the right forum-and since I'm really don't know what is wrong- I just thought --WinXP . WARNING--MAJOR NOVICE ALERT.
note, I have now noticed that I can hear the sounds of my phone being dialed on this computer. I am with Verizo Fios, landline. My internet is also with them, fios too.

I seem to run into a lot of Trojans and rogue security programs. I'm not on Porn sites- usually it is music , lyric and searching for images. I don't "game" . I do go to several discussion boards, but they are all harmless sites.

I have an Intel Pentium 4 , 512 MBytes. WIN XP SP3. IE7 TREND MICRO PC CILLIN SUITE It is a refurbished computer.
Optical mouse, HP monitor and printer. I mention this b/c once a driver of HP was causing major problems and I was ready to throw this computer how the door and like magic- i fixed it.

I am hearing a computer beeping noise at times -this is not on restart. it is while I am on line. It is not all the time, but lately at least 1-2 times a day.
My computer at times makes what I call "grinding" noises. I do not always hear this, and usually it is at start up, but just now at shut down and later turning computer back on it made grinding noises for some time.

I notice that while on the net I will often hear mouse clicks. ....I hear clicking when I am not typing or clicking. . I'm not being redirected- I just hearing the sound your computer makes when you click to go to anther site. This is happening a lot.
My computer seems to run really slow at times, programs slow opening and closing. I realize i have a firewall and Phishing enabled . so i know that slows it down.

I am also noticing something that while I don't know what it means- I know it is not good. When I click off a web page my desktop should just pop back on the screen..It does not. The screen closes like a curtain- from top to bottom and . I know that is not OK. It is not supposed to do that.

I see flickering at times on screen, and sometimes the print on a web page is smashed into other print. ( i know that is so terribly technical ) that might be a setting- but what?

I think after looking at various sites (including this one) that my computer may be overheating and cleaning it out will probably help. I am going to have DH do that in am.
I think I may still have a Trojan- despite my best efforts- b/c those rouge security Trojans often disable your own programs from "seeing" anything. I've ran on line scanners like House call, but I am not convinced this computer is not infected.

I tried to find a utility program so I could check and see if it was overheating. I can't find anything that is user friendly for a novice.
It may be settings- the keyboard, mouse or something that is causing some of this..I wish i had a utility program that could check the computer for correct settings. It is probably something that simple.
I have Registry Mechanic, and despite all the buttons, it will direct you to your won computer to make setting changes. that is not much help if there is not reliable source to tell you what is the usual settings or how to recognize an obviously wrong setting. also, it will direct you to your computer's system resources- - I have no idea what i am supposed to be seeing.

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Topic moved from Windows XP to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by medicine woman, 07 September 2008 - 07:06 AM.


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#2 medicine woman

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:06 AM

I added a problem - hearing the phone being dialed. This one is scary.

Edited by medicine woman, 07 September 2008 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:55 PM

Well, you certainly have a mess of problems

My computer at times makes what I call "grinding" noises. I do not always hear this, and usually it is at start up, but just now at shut down and later turning computer back on it made grinding noises for some time.

I think after looking at various sites (including this one) that my computer may be overheating and cleaning it out will probably help

I think this is where I would start, a good thorough cleaning:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/
Your grinding noise could be a failing fan, wires hitting the fan or a hard drive going south. Take the side off, turn it on, and see if you can isolate the noise.

Do you have a XP CD? What is the make and model of this machine?
You can also try a few online malware scans:
Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:52 PM

Thank you very much for quick response.
I have a Intel Pentium 4 200ghz, 512 kbytes. It was bought refurbished and I took it back right away re: the grinding nose. they declare it was not fan. It came with WinXP sp2 and I put SP3 on it. No i do not have a disk, they did not give me one. I suppose there should be cab files on here somewhere. maybe if we go back they will give us a CD, we did pay for one after all. i may just take it back to them as i bought it in April. i won't buy from them agian.

I have trend mico's PcCillin -reinstalled it. I scanned it. I also ran system cleaner by Trend. also house call has shown nothing. . However, I recall the last rogue security program I got was very hard to find. I have had a glancing blow with both anti-virus 2009 and something called info stealer game pass. It was from a discussion board. I know when it happened as my alert came on. I wish i could find a extremely simple task manager that would be on the desk top and allow me to close a program b/c if you click on the red x of a site that is infected it will activate it.

I did download form cnet -download.com a program called speed pass . I leaned immediately that i had no clue how to use it. It began as soon as i clicked it and ssd i had 80+ T-app or something using 99% odf system resources. I uninstalled it immediately as i was just clueless as what on earht to do with it.
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My DH did clean the computer case today. it had a lot stuff at the vent, he said. so that may be a problem. I followed this site's advice on security setting , but have a question. about active scripting? allow or disable? allow access to the clip board or not?
thanks so much.
will start scanning.

Edited by medicine woman, 07 September 2008 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:19 PM

I may be on to something now. I ran registry mechanic and it cleaned all but one thing-said it was on ignore. i checked the ignore -nothing . The file is in in local settings documents administrator /local the Temp DF4CD4.tmp. I tried to do a search for it on the computer,--it caused the compter to flicker and freeze up. It would not let me search. know this can happen b/c the last rouge security program i had it behaved the same way. I typed in the name and the screen flickers - the darn thing knows I'm trying to get rid of it.
so i know where it may be- how do i get rid of it? Same thing as before with that rouge security program, your system cannot "see " it. None of the virus programs see it .
if i can kill this tmp file i may have it.
if someone coud look for me and tell me what this is , it is the first clue i have had since I knew something was wrong

here is what Else I know. I have run registry mechanic several times and the same 4 item's come up after repeatedly being removed. I remove 3 of them and they return. the Fourth is in the registry and is
HKey_classes_roo\clsid \ bunch of numbers but ends with INPROserver32.
the other tmp files that will not remove are
administrator\local settings\temp\~DF2318.tmp
DF2367.tmp
DFBF18.tmp
can't get rid of them.
any clues?

Edited by medicine woman, 08 September 2008 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:19 PM

It appears no one is reading my posts. as i seem to be the only one commenting on them. :thumbsup:

I wanted to say that I ran search and destroy in the advanced mode and my computer seems better. However, i still have those files in the tepp file that i cannot get rid of. this is exactly what happened before, the rouge security program was there. I have no idea how to get rid of it. I called the bank and told them watch my account. so far no suspicious activity . I remember what happened before, so i am not through yet.
I have looked at security settings in IE. it seems if you really lock it down- well big surprise- it hardly works. so I had to loosen up up. I have trend micro PcCillin 2007 and it is OK with Wnxp sp3.I did notice PcCillin 08 , certain versions are not compatible with SP3.
any suggestions are welcome. I have looked at running processes, but not sure what i am looking at. also, the one thing i remember abut the rouge programs are the disable your own virus programs from "seeing" them.
MW

Edited by garmanma, 11 September 2008 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:41 PM

i still have those files in the tepp file that i cannot get rid of. this is exactly what happened before, the rouge security program was there. I have no idea how to get rid of it.


To clear out your temp files and so on, download ATF Cleaner, check the Select All box and run iy. This could take a few minutes
http://www.majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html
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