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    Default Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    First things first..I sometimes download and install software that might be dodgy.

    I'm not interested in being told I shouldn't do this and I shouldn't do that. I'm a big boy. All my data is backed-up some place else, so if it's a major I'll just reformat my pc.

    I just want an explanation and a solution to the immediate problem.

    I got home tonight, booted-up my Windows 7 PC and music started playing for no reason.
    I went into task manager and found none of my audio/visual programs were running. I went into network manager and found that network activity is at @10%. Performance manager is surging between 80-100% CPU.
    My antivirus is disabled.

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    I had a trojan infection a few weeks back that has the same symptom - see this thread.

    In the interim, disable system restore, and do all the usual scans with malwarebytes/NOD32/trojan remover, and post a HJT log too.
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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Thanks.

    This process confuses me so I'll tell you how far I've got,

    Run anti-virus with latest definition update.
    (I've uninstalled/reinstalled avast).

    Install latest MS security updates.

    But then what?

    I've never been able to figure out how to use Hijack This.

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    1. Get rid of Avast - it's not flash. Use the uninstaller from here
    2. Download NOD32 from here. Pick 32-bit or 64-bit depending on what your Operating System is. Make sure you get the Antivirus, not the Smart Security.
    3. Install it, and run a full scan.
    4. Download Hijackthis from here. When you run it, pick the option to scan and save a log file. Post the log file here for Speedy et al to look at.
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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    And disable system restore before that

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Quote Originally Posted by supersi View Post
    First things first..I sometimes download and install software that might be dodgy.

    I'm not interested in being told I shouldn't do this and I shouldn't do that. I'm a big boy. All my data is backed-up some place else, so if it's a major I'll just reformat my pc.

    I just want an explanation and a solution to the immediate problem.

    I got home tonight, booted-up my Windows 7 PC and music started playing for no reason.
    I went into task manager and found none of my audio/visual programs were running. I went into network manager and found that network activity is at @10%. Performance manager is surging between 80-100% CPU.
    My antivirus is disabled.
    Do you think you're the king of the world, get some f**kn manners.

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Does sound like some infection has gotten in. Seen a few these days that will kill an AV.

    Along with what Nofam and speedy said, I'd suggest getting Super antispyware, and Spybot S&D - run those as well in full scan modes. Links in my sig.

    SWMBO go hit by a drive by download on Sunday while looking a recipe sites, I was there looking over her shoulder deciding what she should bake and all of a sudden WHAM out the blue one of the Antivirus pro infections hit, Nod stopped it dead.
    One thing positive about Windows 10 is that there is never a dull moment anymore on ye olde computer

    Its like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you are going to get.

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    . . . . . on Sunday while looking a recipe sites, I was there looking over her shoulder deciding what she should bake . . . .
    Got her well-trained cobber. . . .

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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Quote Originally Posted by jackM View Post
    Do you think you're the king of the world, get some f**kn manners.
    Are you in a bad mood.
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    Default Re: Music starts playing on my pc and I can't stop it

    Nope, can't stand people with no manners.

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