Hello, everyone. First timer here, needing some advice on what to do.
So last week I was having some issues with my audio. MP3 and MP4 files refuse to work, VCL files play but are all dead silent, YouTube videos longer than 20 seconds don't go past the 0:00 mark (the short ones, like VCL, remaining silent), and by Friday not even adjusting the volume on my computer produces sound. Skype also can't seem to access my sound card, and for a long while I considered that would be the case.
So recently this week, I took a friend's advice and checked out BleepingComputer for a program to get rid of a malware bug, as he thinks this might be the case. It turns out, thanks to MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, I had a trojen and a few other malwares lurking about. So, U had them removed. A restart later, and everything was working at last!
That is, until I used the laptop for a few hours later. And the issues came back; all of them. Now I'm actually starting to think it IS an issue with my sound card. Which means I'm going to have to lose some savings in order to buy and have inserted a new one...
Is there a way to fix this without having to lose an arm and a leg? Not even my friend was sure on what to do. Please, any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
I am using a ACER Aspire, which I got four years ago.
Edited by hamluis, 24 September 2014 - 11:16 AM.
Moved from MRL to Am I Infected, no logs - Hamluis.