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Message 1265617 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 20:26:37 UTC
Last modified: 29 Jul 2012, 20:37:35 UTC

Ok I'm getting a ding sound every little bit, I'd had the Startnow toolbar installed without Me knowing it, that's been uninstalled and deleted by HJT 2.0.4, I got rid of the toolbar(which never worked and was never seen in Firefox, weird), but the sound still exists and I'm stumped.

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Scan saved at 1:20:08 PM, on 7/29/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Users\actual\Downloads\Keyboard Locker\KeyboardLocker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NetworkIndicator\NetworkIndicator.exe
C:\Users\actual\Documents\RealTemp\RealTemp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [boincmgr] "C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe" /a /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast] "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NetworkIndicator] C:\Program Files (x86)\NetworkIndicator\NetworkIndicator.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-199856412-1982369922-1882940647-1017\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-199856412-1982369922-1882940647-1017\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - Startup: KeyboardLocker.exe.lnk = actual\Downloads\Keyboard Locker\KeyboardLocker.exe
O4 - Startup: Network Indicator.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\NetworkIndicator\NetworkIndicator.exe
O4 - Startup: RealTemp.exe.lnk = actual\Documents\RealTemp\RealTemp.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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Message 1265620 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 20:34:31 UTC - in response to Message 1265617.

Overheating alarm from your CPU, perhaps?
That's what these weird things usually boil down to, the alarm being played through the PC's internal speaker.
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Message 1265621 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 20:38:23 UTC - in response to Message 1265620.

Overheating alarm from your CPU, perhaps?
That's what these weird things usually boil down to, the alarm being played through the PC's internal speaker.

No suck luck, temps are in the 30's...
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Message 1265625 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 20:47:55 UTC
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I would recommend you post that in the HijackThis forums. They have more knowledgeable people there. I notice quite a few "(file missing)" notices in your log though. Some of those files might be needed. Is your system running OK aside from the 'ding's ?

[edit] I just went looking for the forums and it seems Trend Micro took over HJT. I'm not sure where the forums are anymore to post your logs.
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Message 1265627 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 21:05:22 UTC - in response to Message 1265625.

I would recommend you post that in the HijackThis forums. They have more knowledgeable people there. I notice quite a few "(file missing)" notices in your log though. Some of those files might be needed. Is your system running OK aside from the 'ding's ?

[edit] I just went looking for the forums and it seems Trend Micro took over HJT. I'm not sure where the forums are anymore to post your logs.

Me neither and I looked, yeah the system is ok, it's just annoying...
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Message 1265628 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 21:10:01 UTC

Did you rememeber to look, when the boincmgr client can´t connect to the boinc it ding a sound and show a error msg? Maybe this is the ding you hear.
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Message 1265630 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 21:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 1265628.

Did you rememeber to look, when the boincmgr client can´t connect to the boinc it ding a sound and show a error msg? Maybe this is the ding you hear.

Boinc is working fine.

I've been in scheduled tasks and I got rid of a couple that might have been setting the sound off, I'll know by 2:15pm or 2:30pm or so if the sound stops or not.
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Message 1265631 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 21:15:18 UTC

Also check your system's event logs to see if something is happening there.
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Message 1265635 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 21:32:16 UTC - in response to Message 1265631.
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Also check your system's event logs to see if something is happening there.

I looked in the event viewer in Win 7, nothing worth mentioning, so far so good, the scheduled task must have been the source as the ding sound hasn't come back, yet, I'll wait until 3pm before declaring Victory...

The sound came back at 2:34pm, then 2:36 and 2:42...
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Message 1265658 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:31:15 UTC - in response to Message 1265635.

It sounds like it maybe the windows default ding.wav.
Control panel, sound, sounds- scroll down to default ding.wav. In the drop down menu, set to none, OK etc. That might shut it up, but it is only a fix for the sake of your sanity! It won't fix the cause of the error.

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Message 1265661 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:34:45 UTC
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*DING*
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Message 1265665 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:40:41 UTC - in response to Message 1265658.
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It sounds like it maybe the windows default ding.wav.
Control panel, sound, sounds- scroll down to default ding.wav. In the drop down menu, set to none, OK etc. That might shut it up, but it is only a fix for the sake of your sanity! It won't fix the cause of the error.

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I just called it Ding as I don't know what the sound is called and it's close, so far it's a multimedia event, but I have no idea on how to shut that off.

Never mind the multimedia service, found it and disabled it.
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Message 1265667 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:52:32 UTC - in response to Message 1265665.

It sounds like it maybe the windows default ding.wav.
Control panel, sound, sounds- scroll down to default ding.wav. In the drop down menu, set to none, OK etc. That might shut it up, but it is only a fix for the sake of your sanity! It won't fix the cause of the error.

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I just called it Ding as I don't know what the sound is called and it's close, so far it's a multimedia event, but I have no idea on how to shut that off.

Never mind the multimedia service, found it and disabled it.


You could have something running at startup causing this, so try start, type msconfig in the box, then enter. Under the startup tab, have a look for any programmes you do not need to run at startup. Uncheck them, OK, etc then restart. Antivirus and other similar programmes should be left alone.
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Message 1265672 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:07:41 UTC
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There are few things you could do to try to find the origin... list some of them...

- If you stop Boinc the ding continues?

- Do you know how to use CCleaner or Msconfig?
If yes try to look if any different program shows at start up.

- Look with taskmrg if any hidden program/service is running, specialy at the expected time when the ding happends.

- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.

If any one stop the ding you have your path to follow...
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Message 1265678 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:18:14 UTC - in response to Message 1265667.

It sounds like it maybe the windows default ding.wav.
Control panel, sound, sounds- scroll down to default ding.wav. In the drop down menu, set to none, OK etc. That might shut it up, but it is only a fix for the sake of your sanity! It won't fix the cause of the error.

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I just called it Ding as I don't know what the sound is called and it's close, so far it's a multimedia event, but I have no idea on how to shut that off.

Never mind the multimedia service, found it and disabled it.


You could have something running at startup causing this, so try start, type msconfig in the box, then enter. Under the startup tab, have a look for any programmes you do not need to run at startup. Uncheck them, OK, etc then restart. Antivirus and other similar programmes should be left alone.
Good luck!

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Nothing out of the ordinary seen there. Multimedia Class Scheduler is disabled at 3:43pm, it's 4:18pm. Disabling that didn't hurt any sound output on games or self started programs, just whatever was on automatic.
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Message 1265680 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:20:58 UTC - in response to Message 1265672.

There are few things you could do to try to find the origin... list some of them...

- If you stop Boinc the ding continues?[did that, yes]

- Do you know how to use CCleaner or Msconfig?
If yes try to look if any different program shows at start up.[did that]

- Look with taskmng if any hidden program/service is running, specialy at the expected time when the ding happens.[did that, nothing weird]

- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.[did that, that seems to be the one, I think]

If any one stop the ding you have your path to follow...


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Message 1265683 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:26:51 UTC - in response to Message 1265680.
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- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.[did that, that seems to be the one, I think]


Stop all and look if the ding stop. Dont worry stop just for the test.
Then return one at a time until you finaly find the source, then the analize the task.
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Message 1265686 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:33:38 UTC - in response to Message 1265683.


- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.[did that, that seems to be the one, I think]


Stop all and look if the ding stop. Dont worry stop just for the test.
Then return one at a time until you finaly find the source, then the analize the task.

I already did that, it is 4:33pm, so far no sound like before 3:43pm...
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Message 1265687 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:37:42 UTC - in response to Message 1265686.


- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.[did that, that seems to be the one, I think]


Stop all and look if the ding stop. Dont worry stop just for the test.
Then return one at a time until you finaly find the source, then the analize the task.

I already did that, it is 4:33pm, so far no sound like before 3:43pm...


After you check the ding realy stop, return one program at a time until you find the origin and if you can please post the name of the program.

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Message 1265690 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 23:43:57 UTC - in response to Message 1265687.


- Go to the control panel and stop all scheduled task.[did that, that seems to be the one, I think]


Stop all and look if the ding stop. Dont worry stop just for the test.
Then return one at a time until you finaly find the source, then the analize the task.

I already did that, it is 4:33pm, so far no sound like before 3:43pm...


After you check the ding realy stop, return one program at a time until you find the origin and if you can please post the name of the program.

Multimedia Class Scheduler is as far as I could go, what is activating that? I have no idea, it's now 4:43pm, no unauthorized sound from the pc.
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