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Congratulations You Won Sound Byte

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#1 tpyles


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:25 AM

Hello Friends,

I have the craziest thing happening. (Win 7)

without IE open, without Firefox open.. nothing running but the desktop, internet connected... I am getting a sound byte that says " congratulations you won ". AND.... a few times I've heard what sounds like a radio commercial for a dishwasher !

I've run Malwarebyte 3 or 4 times, I've run SpyDoctor just as many.

Can anyone suggest how I can find this silly thing that's attached itself somewhere ?! Grrr !!! lol

ps.. I have hijack this on the pc, but I have no idea how to use it, so I've not tried that yet. Looks complicated, and I'm absolutely NO pc guru.

Thank you so much for even the opportunity to post here and try to find help. :thumbsup:

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#2 tpyles

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:42 AM

I ran ccleaner and removed a mess of stuff. and ran SuperAntiSpyware as well, found a few more. BUT... I'm still getting the sound byte. Last one was " here comes the pass with one second to go.... " sounds like a radio clip.

any suggestions at all would be helpful !!!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:31 PM

I had someone suggest this site, said it was very helpful.......... and I'm totally disappointed that NO ONE has offered any advice at all.

#4 boopme


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:34 PM

Hello, sorry only human.

Please do not use HJT on your own. If needed we'll request. Actually you can delete it. We use a more advanced tool now.

Let's see if MBAM sees it.

First run TFC by OT
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.45) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
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.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Edited by boopme, 09 April 2010 - 08:36 PM.

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#5 JHHjr


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

Gosh I now feel dumb!

I had been hearing the familiar refrain: "Congratulations you won" sound bite, plus others that seemed to be related to Lever Bros. soap products. I proceeded through the various mal-ware removers for root-kits, trojans and plain-jane viruses etc. None seemed to work.

I was about to wipe the C drive and reinstall the OS and programs . . . :busy:

Then I had an idea! I opened the Win 7 sound mixer and turned off the various sound sources when rascally ads began to sound off. Low and behold, it was FireFox that was the source of the blabbing.

Solution: Reinstall Ad-Block plus now upgraded to FireFox 4.

Result: No more intrusive sounds and no ads either! Hooray! :P

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