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My microphone keeps muting itself and setting itself to 0!


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#1 redharo

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 05:35 PM

I know its not a faulty microphone because I have 2 of them and they both do this! the "line in" also does this too ~.~

 

When I go to "control panel>recording>microphone>levels" its shows my microphone with 0 volume and muted. If I were to change the volume to 100 and unmute it, after around 1-30 seconds, it becomes muted again with 0 volume!


Edited by hamluis, 03 December 2014 - 06:26 PM.
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#2 redharo

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 05:38 PM

Here is the picture showing what keeps happening,

I suspect its a virus... or something, not really sure if it is

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Edited by redharo, 28 November 2014 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 02:51 PM

Did you try removing the audio drivers...and reinstalling same or more current ones?

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:14 PM

I'm having the exact same problem.  So frustrating!



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

Okay I found out how to fix this.  It's a form of malware, not sure how I got it, but you can download this free program called Malwarebytes.  Get the free version, and do the scan, once it's done you should be able to quarantine all of the problems it finds, then your computer will restart.  Hope this helps.


Edited by Supertoaster2300, 04 December 2014 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

I'm having the exact same problem, but malwarebytes didn't fix it for me :(



#7 johnnybgoooood

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 11:15 AM

I am having the same issue but the malware program did not fix it. tried the rkill program and it didn't help either please help



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

Having the same issue. Just started about two weeks ago. I am thinking in conjunction with a Windows update. I have run antivirus and malwarebytes. Any suggestions?



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:42 PM

Bought three HP ProBooks. Two of them fine, one with this problem ( Did not try using the mike till after upgrade from 8.1 to 10 don't know if it had the problem in 8.1.)

 

Problem has lasted through an HP physical repair and two remote sessions plus upgrade to Win 10 anniversary edition.

 

Any luck with any kind of cure?


Edited by gyrene70, 27 September 2016 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:15 PM

no fix for this yet? i am working on a hp laptop that has this issue with windows 10, have uninstalled drivers and reinstalled drivers and still automutes in the window with no apply button available when i unmute it. have done properties and turned off everything that can control mic settings and still automutes.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

SOLVED for me (post #9) it was malware. Malware bytes found and deleted it. Have had no problems since.


Edited by gyrene70, 05 December 2016 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:02 PM

Neither the regular Malware Bytes or the anti-rookkit beta worked for me. I use Dragon 15 voice recogniton and am more than befuddled. Just started recently.

 

Thanks,

 

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#13 ehudslefthand

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:51 PM

i fixed it, was a rootkit and a trojan hiding in the registry that the anti virus missed. had to hand delete it, and reinstall sound drivers.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:55 AM

thank you, the Malwarebytes worked for me.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:16 AM

i fixed it, was a rootkit and a trojan hiding in the registry that the anti virus missed. had to hand delete it, and reinstall sound drivers.

 

I am having the same issue can you please explain how/what you deleted in registry.

Thank You,

Tom






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