Hello everyone @ BleepingComputer! I've been having this recent problem where random audio clips would play. It ranges from advertisements, music, to random people just talking. There seems to be no apparent theme with these audio clips and they only play when I disable/enable one of my playback devices. I usually switch between my headphones and speakers, and when I do, the random clips come on.
I've done some research on the topic and looked for the culprits in my system32 folder but I had no luck there. So, I followed the instructions all of the other helpers have given and ran my own virus scan (MSE & SpyBot) along with MalwareBytes and finally ComboFix. The three former choices showed nothing, including MalwareBytes, but ComboFix managed to delete install.exe which I thought was the source of my problem. A quick Google search revealed to me that this was in fact a virus and I thought that I wouldn't have the problem anymore. Sadly I was mistaken, and the random audio keeps playing and it's really annoying.
I decided to run ComboFix again to see if the install.exe had managed to find its way back into my computer but ComboFix showed that it didn't delete any threats. The printed log showed this.
So now I'm stuck. I've done everything that the helpers have instructed in previous threads and to no avail. What should be my next plan of action? Reformat?
Thanks BleepingComputer. I appreciate your patience.
Edited by romelako, 30 January 2012 - 05:12 PM.