October 27th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Commercials from Fox news coming out of speakers
I am trying to fix my Brother's windows 7 pc. He gets audio from Fox news commercials through the pc speakers. Neither McAfee, Norton or Malwarebytes ani-malware have stopped this. I don't see any suspicious processes or services running.
This is the weirdest thing I have even seen. How can I get rid of this?
October 28th, 2012, 11:22 AM
He gets audio from fox news when he's not on the fox site? Not sure what youre asking...
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October 28th, 2012, 09:32 PM
If he got audio from Fox news when he was on the Fox news site, this would not be unusual and I would not be posting.
I am asking how I can get his pc not stop playing audio from the Fox news site, when he is not on the fox news site.
Norton 360 reported a rootkit was installed and directed me to install and run something called "power eraser." I followed the instructions ans Norton reported that it fixed the issue and subsequent runs of the program do not report any issues, however, the pc still received audio from Fox news, when it is not on the Fox News Site.
I think I need to go directly on site and run the utility in safe mode.
October 29th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Are you sure your brother didn't (accidentally) install a browser plugin?
It seems there is a plugin (link to a forum discussion, not the actual plugin) to allow you to listen to the news.
Can you clarify whether you hear the audio all the time, or when you just start your browser (even without visiting fox news site).
If it is just in the browser, do you get the same effect in another browser?
October 29th, 2012, 01:42 AM
The audio is present even if a browser is not running (no browser processes)
I haven't taken the time to figure out if the audio is ALL of the commercials from Fox News, BUT it is ONLY commercials.
I am IT and fix this crap for a living, so whatever is running is very clever.
December 16th, 2012, 09:14 PM
have you checked windows toolbar?
Originally Posted by dragon49
December 16th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Yes I have checked the windows toolbar.
January 8th, 2013, 08:21 PM
I have seen this happen a few times before and so far in every instance it has been a pop up adware window that goes unnoticed. check there first..then make sure you clear all the cookies and history for the browser, reboot the system and run a virus scan. good luck!