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computer makes weird noise on start up

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#1 ludachris1107


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:50 PM

I'm pretty sure its a virus making my computer sound weird it sounds like a woodpecker inside. i ran avg found nothing on both profiles i have to log on to my computer. i also ran malwarebytes on both profiles i found i virus on a profile that dosent really get used to often. i also deleted avg and downloaded it again and this time it came with a I.D. scanner thing that said it found 4 threats. i think there is still something some where otherwise it wouldnt be making that noise. what should i do?

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:37 AM

It sounds like a woodpecker? To me that would indecate that something (a wire, most likely) is getting too close to a fan somewhere inside the case. Open the case (or have your local computer guru do it for you) and start up the computer. Try to find where the sound is coming from. Then turn off the computer and move whatever is causing the sound away from whichever fan it's impinging on.

#3 ludachris1107

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:38 AM

I have had this problem before it made that sound i scanned it and i found virus's then once i got rid of them the sound went away. now everytime i scan it says nothing was found but i know something is there because when i try to hit the little arrow down on the right hand corner where all the programs are running i alot of internet explore's pop up for no reason and wnen i turn my computer off and try to log on ant type my password i cant see what im typing its blank but if i still type anyway eventually it will still log on.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:28 PM

Hello I am moving this from XP to the Am I infected forum so we can check for malware.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
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