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Stopping unwanted ads over speakers

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  • TV
  • Phones
  • Speakers
  • Music
  • Windows Vista
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August 20, 2010 1:58:38 AM

Hello,
I keep getting unwanted ads music TV stuff over my speakers and head phones
it's so bad I can't watch or listen to anything else

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August 20, 2010 4:04:51 PM

some ads have a small speaker icon on them you can click to mute them

if they don't, reload the page and the ad might change to one without audio
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August 20, 2010 9:27:26 PM

Something, most likely in your amplifier (computer or speaker mounted) is probably acting like a radio receiver, although it COULD be earlier in the system. It is picking up radio signals and outputting the resulting audio through the speakers. The speaker leads themselves could be acting as the antenna! Try to identify the sound or voices coming out to determine what the actual source is.

The source could be amateur, citizens band, shortwave, broadcast station, or any other source of radio frequency audio transmission, including cellphones. It is usually nearby, (like a neighbor), but not always.

The next step is to find the 'antenna source', by disconnecting things one at a time until it disappears while you are hearing it. The LAST thing disconnected is where the signal is being picked up from.

This used to happen with TV's and nearby CB transmitters until the manufacturers of the tv's started installing the correct filters to restrict reception to the TV band. (Nearby transmitters, even on frequency, could 'override' the system if not blocked by filters.)
The problem is with YOUR system, or some part thereof, NOT rejecting these extraneous signals.

It is up to YOUR system to block these radio signals, NOT the 'sources' problem, assuming that the source is operating correctly.

Source: http://www.questionhub.com/YahooAnswers/20070809104335A...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
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January 21, 2011 10:59:06 PM

jvlk101092 said:
Hello,
I keep getting unwanted ads music TV stuff over my speakers and head phones
it's so bad I can't watch or listen to anything else

I have the same issue. It is absolutely NOT something I am picking up over the air. It is a worm of some sort that is downloading the audio and then playing it. When it is in process of downloading, it repeatedly plays the part it has downloaded so far getting a little further each time until it can play the entire advertisement. Last week it was about quiting smoking. This week it is CES reporting on a Samsung TV. I have scanned my entire computer with Avast and so far found nothing.
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January 21, 2011 11:55:54 PM

Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan.
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