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Why did my laptop make this sound?


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#1 aj1981

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

Mod Edit: As there is malware removal being performed, I moved this to Am I Infected from XP.~~ boopme


Hi, my laptop just made that sound it makes when you install a USB device... but I haven't installed anything. Is there something going on here? I someone installing something in my computer or accessing my computer remotely? I really apologize if this is a dumb question! It was very strange to me that this happened.

Edited by boopme, 01 July 2012 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

This can be a driver issue, hardware issue, but also a malware infection related, to rule out infection;

================================== MBAM scanner ==================================

Download the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
  • Post the log back here.


Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

================================== Eset Scanner ==================================

Run Eset online scanner;

Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as admin
Go to the Eset web page to run an online scanner from ESET.

  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
  • click on the ESET Online Scanner button
  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
  • Click Start
  • When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install
  • Click Start
  • Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked and the Scan Archives option is ticked.
  • Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the options
  • Scan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.
  • Click Scan
  • Wait for the scan to finish
  • Click on copy to clipboard or copy and paste the results here in this topic

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I also have seen this problem when a printer is connected within the network. And the network is changing/refreshing his DHCP-setting from the router. Do you have a network connected printer?

Edited by ElFasso, 01 July 2012 - 07:06 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

Hello ElFasso, thanks for the reply. Yes, I do have a network-connected printer - thank you for pointing this out. However, I've had that set up for a very long time and have never had this before... could that still have been it? Malwarebytes and run scans fairly often. Here is log from the Full Scan I just did:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.06.26.02

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
CheeryCherry :: SB-STARTOPP [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

7/1/2012 6:01:10 PM
mbam-log-2012-07-01 (18-01-10).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 294240
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 54 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

Also run the Eset online scan just the be sure.

If the scan is clean, publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792




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