One of your wonderful techs (SweetTech) helped me with removing malware and restoring my PC back to normal but immeduiately following the final cleanup procedures (uninstalled combofix, ran an OTL fix to remove all system restore points, ran OTL cleanup) I noticed loss of audio problems. Other procedues done by me prior to this problem beginning were uninstalling McAfee antivirus/firewall, uninstalling Avast antivirus and installing Online Armor firewall. Here is the thread for the malware removal: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic401004.html
I have XP home SP3.
1. Loss of WINDOWS sounds (i.e XP startup, MSN browser log in, connect/disconnect USB device, yellow activeX download info bar at the top of IE browser, etc.)
2. No audio when playing a youtube video
3. when trying to stream a radio station online there is no audio, says "stream buffer empty"
4. The volume control icon is missing from the lower right task bar
I DO hear audio when playing mp3 music or internet radio through itunes or windows media player.
Yes the volume is up in the control panel settings and the audio hardware devices don't show any errors listed.
Any help would be appreciated