Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:25 PM
I have a really weird problem in Vista Home Premium. I don't know if the problem is a virus of some kind. I scanned the computer with Norton, PrevX Edge, Hitman Pro 3, and Spybot Search & Destroy, with no report of a virus, spyware, or malware.
When Firefox 3 is open, every once in awhile I get audio that plays, but there is no apparent program that is open that is causing the audio to play (it seems some of the audio might be from videos). Sometimes, the audio plays for a little bit and at other times, the whole audio piece seems to complete.
I closed out Firefox and had no programs open, and every once in awhile it does the same thing.
I did notice that the audio seems to be coming from a webpage.
I also noticed that although I have closed out Firefox, it still shows up as a running process in Task Manager, until I close it out using the Task Manager.
When the audio is playing, I can't find any process in the Task Manager (other than Firefox?) that seems to be playing the audio or video (audio portion only).
Also, the computer seems to use up about 83% of "physical memory" while using Firefox, and about 63% when I have no open programs. This makes Firefox constantly pause for way to long before it responds.
I searched the Internet and saw no other similar problems.