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#1 Toony

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:27 AM

I really wasn't sure where to post this. For a while now, I have been hearing this clicking sound. It is the same clicking sound you hear when you open a folder, however I am NOT opening one. It happens every now and then.

I don't know if this is virus related, something in the background, what. I tried googling it but couldn't fine as most results were about harddrive clicking. To be clear, the sound is NOT coming from the tower. It is the folder opening sound and it comes from my speakers (or headphones).

I recently had some trojan problems a while back but they were cleared up via several programs and I was told everything was fine, but the sound persists which is why I don't know what this is related to. It isn't exactly a major issue, but it concerns me.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:40 AM

Hello.

This could be malware but I'm not sure.


I recently had some trojan problems a while back but they were cleared up via several programs and I was told everything was fine, but the sound persists which is why I don't know what this is related to.

Did you get assistance online at a forum like this one? If so. . . could you provide a link to the topic where you received assistance? I found your topic in Am I Infected but in it you mention receiving help elsewhere.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

Hello.

This could be malware but I'm not sure.


I recently had some trojan problems a while back but they were cleared up via several programs and I was told everything was fine, but the sound persists which is why I don't know what this is related to.

Did you get assistance online at a forum like this one? If so. . . could you provide a link to the topic where you received assistance? I found your topic in Am I Infected but in it you mention receiving help elsewhere.

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It was this forums but I had to post under a different username at the time as I couldn't remember my password and didn't have access to my email account.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411919.html/page__p__2353438__fromsearch__1#entry2353438

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:46 AM

Hello,

Let's try this.

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image
      icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:21 AM

I didn't see any option to export/get a log. :(

No threats were found in the scan, however.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:00 PM

Hello.

Are you experiencing any other unusual symptoms on your computer?

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Copy and paste the contents of the report in your next reply.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:27 AM

I've had some issues with firefox. I've also been having this issue with clicks not registering when trying to select a file to upload. To be specific, it happens if I was to try and upload a file to a website or other such place. It doesn't seem to happen in just windows explorer. Sometimes I need to click 8+ times before it will go.


Process PID CPU Private Bytes Working Set Description Company Name Command Line
System Idle Process 0 63.67 0 K 28 K
System 4 0 K 149,484 K
Interrupts n/a 0.77 0 K 0 K Hardware Interrupts and DPCs
smss.exe 408 292 K 756 K
avgchsvx.exe 440 32,788 K 244 K
csrss.exe 616 1,720 K 5,172 K
wininit.exe 672 1,240 K 3,784 K
services.exe 716 2,716 K 6,632 K
svchost.exe 940 2,380 K 5,416 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
WmiPrvSE.exe 1080 7,432 K 11,472 K
wlcomm.exe 2076 < 0.01 20,164 K 20,716 K Windows Live Communications Platform Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe" -Embedding
nvvsvc.exe 988 3,136 K 5,904 K NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 267.24 NVIDIA Corporation C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
NvXDSync.exe 1536 5,308 K 12,148 K
nvvsvc.exe 1548 4,972 K 9,612 K
svchost.exe 1020 2,972 K 5,764 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
svchost.exe 1164 18,788 K 13,908 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
audiodg.exe 1324 15,300 K 15,872 K
svchost.exe 1188 68,272 K 71,500 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
WUDFHost.exe 2284 3,108 K 4,732 K
dwm.exe 3256 2.32 44,064 K 72,432 K Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation "C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe"
svchost.exe 1216 21,796 K 27,364 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
taskeng.exe 2464 2,108 K 5,732 K
taskeng.exe 3152 < 0.01 9,608 K 10,156 K Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation taskeng.exe {16605606-8C6C-4D73-9626-4C975CE6E815}
taskeng.exe 2700 1,292 K 4,020 K
svchost.exe 1348 2,136 K 4,916 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
SLsvc.exe 1368 6,120 K 10,220 K Microsoft Software Licensing Service Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
svchost.exe 1392 7,820 K 11,772 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
svchost.exe 1620 15,260 K 15,048 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
spoolsv.exe 1968 6,096 K 9,344 K Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe 1992 12,480 K 16,280 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
armsvc.exe 664 2,108 K 3,344 K Adobe Acrobat Update Service Adobe Systems Incorporated "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe"
avgwdsvc.exe 872 8,140 K 17,336 K AVG Watchdog Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe"
avgnsx.exe 2396 12,884 K 2,936 K
avgemcx.exe 2416 2,880 K 5,924 K
PnkBstrA.exe 1312 2,164 K 3,732 K C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
svchost.exe 1888 2,140 K 4,976 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
svchost.exe 1588 4,352 K 6,384 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
svchost.exe 836 592 K 2,132 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
WLIDSVC.EXE 1304 7,332 K 11,820 K "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE"
WLIDSVCM.EXE 2140 892 K 2,720 K
SearchIndexer.exe 1868 41,492 K 17,268 K Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding
SearchProtocolHost.exe 5716 5,176 K 8,828 K
SearchFilterHost.exe 5744 3,604 K 6,060 K
XAudio.exe 1088 768 K 2,340 K Modem Audio Service Conexant Systems, Inc. C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
YahooAUService.exe 2116 3,928 K 7,964 K AutoUpater Service Module Yahoo! Inc. "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe"
AVGIDSAgent.exe 2236 0.77 45,464 K 36,240 K AVG Identity Protection Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe"
svchost.exe 2692 1,624 K 45,712 K Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
lsass.exe 776 3,360 K 2,884 K Local Security Authority Process Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
lsm.exe 784 1,940 K 3,804 K
csrss.exe 684 2,628 K 11,360 K
winlogon.exe 744 2,144 K 5,576 K
explorer.exe 3408 < 0.01 27,228 K 41,388 K Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
RtHDVCpl.exe 1780 9,944 K 7,700 K HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor "C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe"
SpareBackup.exe 3848 < 0.01 43,324 K 55,356 K SpareBackup SpareBackup, Inc. "C:\Program Files\Spare Backup\SpareBackup.exe" /silent
avgtray.exe 1796 < 0.01 4,624 K 5,548 K AVG Tray Monitor AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe"
AVGIDSMonitor.exe 3452 < 0.01 1,568 K 4,884 K "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe"
realsched.exe 624 1,812 K 676 K RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc. "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe" -osboot
DivXUpdate.exe 3844 < 0.01 5,628 K 12,948 K DivX Update "C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW
YahooMessenger.exe 976 < 0.01 96,732 K 103,568 K Yahoo! Messenger Yahoo! Inc. "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
firefox.exe 3916 30.92 239,704 K 279,820 K Firefox Mozilla Corporation "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "http://login.yahoo.com/config/reset_cookies_token?.token=FQ7VZZoYqGNR8MxpMSgRXi6EnVNiwDgdvsJA612lEQ38gGLxaG1ybP3w.Rm3aGOaA1LZ46_TQ5zSl6KngMDptSvEQxueSMLSmLoq.vSzZMxJmz.p6YMmPH_IluPjFooHm5SCeRK7tVRX.gH47cC2cVG2.kUe78GjsqWKsjtuZExUgqbqS8I31m5ApqiDAnS9lNX_kWNEoD1V66pa3GkgXQJHQAfPYCWzDkFcnWRsHRVTq2ctWHHKF5rRNkV6okLD2gFB4g2Sx7ixtlnc5zyGkEXATt1EiLbUDwhNQem0gnOxtEX8TDH0T0iQOLh4Mi02GlIs1OQlUuhhDj0fBYFe59TI1hiK0lmvxiOec3ItkQaAsV0sbIay4gzIjaS6MR25qmUKBrmJ.VYH3tRiXJkI7VnWCNHfiyoNpaT0G3JP0rSSOGNQcrcgxNfGj3dRfwLslLBxse3byY9y45bK1UCpRP1h.oUuwHJMIEQM_.4f.uDbR5.26it2EVktv2amAHjzZidSLArLGxhRR8nkqpzShUd4lNvDRk_Ja1hmPyZe4mIg3Huls7UwocNe_HuyMTYIX.nXQ6XIomkm5hkhiCOW8l29w9UM6yttX8RXlWCnO2meDvpjnq_Zph2E&.done=http%3A%2F%2Fmrd%2Email%2Eyahoo%2Ecom%2Fmsg%3Ffid%3DInbox%26mid%3D1_37385_AFtqv9EAAXWwTkhvvQh771hdUIk"
plugin-container.exe 2680 11,152 K 13,988 K Plugin Container for Firefox Mozilla Corporation "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe" --channel=3916.1554ec20.685774130 "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll" - -omnijar C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\omni.jar 3916 \\.\pipe\gecko-crash-server-pipe.3916 plugin
msnmsgr.exe 432 < 0.01 46,456 K 54,276 K Windows Live Messenger Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
ONENOTEM.EXE 3924 1,024 K 720 K Microsoft Office OneNote Quick Launcher Microsoft Corporation "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE" /tsr
steam.exe 1856 0.77 156,420 K 119,768 K
procexp.exe 3600 0.77 15,248 K 24,256 K Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com "C:\Users\Toony\Desktop\procexp.exe"
avgrsx.exe 5792 996 K 508 K
avgcsrvx.exe 5828 11,792 K 288 K

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

Does the clicking occur at all times. . . or only while a certain program is running? Firefox is my suspect.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

I always have firefox running, so I can't tell if it will happen when it isn't running or not. Sometimes I hear the clicking every 10 minutes, sometimes not for hours. I haven't really correlated it with any specific program.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

Try shutting firefox down for a while to find out. It could be pages auto refreshing.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:23 PM

At this time do you think it's anything harmful?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:48 PM

Without knowing the cause I couldn't be certain. . . but if it's what I suspect then it's normal, and not harmful at all.

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