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IE beeps w/every new picture (Flash?), not "Start navig" or "sound in webpages"


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#1 pantherapardus4

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

All of a sudden, IE has started beeping every few seconds whenever a new picture appears on the page.  I have tried:

 

  • putting "none" in the box for "Start Navigation" in the Sounds section. 
  •  unchecking the box for "Play sounds in webpages" in Internet Options.

 

I identified the sound as the 2-tone sound assigned to "XP Information Bar."

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

Have you recently installed any new software, especially freebies? I ask because many times, unwanted apps comes along with the one that you wanted.

 

In this case, check under "Add or Remove Programs" & see what has been installed.

 

This is a good time to run a Full scan with whatever AV that you have installed.

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

Speaking of unwanted apps, Chrome just hitchhiked on my Flash update!  This is my boss's computer, so I'm not positive yet, although I think it's unlikely.  I went through Add/Remove & didn't see anything strange.  Is there a way to see when things were installed?  I could only see when something was last modified, when a program was highlighted.

 

I'll do a complete scan.  Do you know if I have to adjust my power settings so the scan won't stop?  Sometimes I feel like when the screen goes blank it stops.  (It's Trend Micro, if that helps.)  I guess otherwise I'll just do a System Restore.  Or have her stop using IE!

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:40 PM

If the install date doesn't show under Add & Remove Programs, it will with CCleaner. There is an uninstall tool with that software.

 

While you're in that panel, look for anything else that was installed on that date.

 

 

Sometimes I feel like when the screen goes blank it stops.  (It's Trend Micro, if that helps.)

That was one of the several issues that I had with Trend Micro, the most notable of which, it asked me to remove MBAM Pro before install. Newegg lured me into buying this crap AV (2012 version) for $9, which included a 4GB Flash drive, of which I still have. Otherwise, I'd have declared the entire purchase as a loss.

 

Trend Micro didn't stay on my notebook for a month, much less a year. Slowed an otherwise perfectly fine install of Windows 7 Pro x64 on a decent CPU with 8GB RAM.

 

If needed, go into the Control Panel & select Power Settings, set to Maximum Performance. One shouldn't have to do this just over security software, it sounds that software needs to be tuned to run better on the computer, or trashed.

 

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