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Bazman
10-12-2008, 03:51 AM
Hello,
I constantly see on the little sound icon the setting switch from mute to non-mute all by itself. When I go to the control panel and unclick Mute, a few sec later it changes between setting again.

What's going on? this can't be a virus or trojan right? I look after my pc so well, I thought :horrified

I have XP Pro.

FoxyMX
10-12-2008, 08:17 AM
What's going on? this can't be a virus or trojan right? I look after my pc so well, I thought :horrified


It could be. What anti-virus program are you running? Give Trojan Remover (http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/) a whirl and post a HijackThis log here for inspection.

wratterus
10-12-2008, 08:26 AM
Do you have a laptop or desktop? I've seen an HP with those touch sensitive volume controls do this, was getting it's wires crossed somehow.

jwil1
10-12-2008, 08:38 AM
Have you got a multimedia keyboard and something resting on the Mute button?

Bazman
10-12-2008, 06:38 PM
@Foxy, cheers, I'll give it a go.

@Wterrus, I have a desktop

@wil1, I think it's a multimedia keyboard, dunno for sure, just a standard Logitech kb. What do you mean with resting on the mute button?

gary67
10-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Some keyboards such as multimedia ones have media control buttons on them such as volume, mute, play, next track etc

Bazman
10-12-2008, 07:13 PM
Oh right, no, that's not the case I think.

@Foxy, I'm running ClaminWin Anti-Virus, and my trial copy of TrojanRemover has expired, is there another free program that I can use?

Blam
10-12-2008, 07:31 PM
Down HijackThis and copy/paste the logfile here for further analysis.
Download and update MalwareBytes Anti Malware.

Blam
10-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Unplug the keyboard-see if it continues, the keys may have malfunctioned