Ad Sounds Coming from Unknown Application

phorward

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Almost as if out of the blue an ad/random sound clip will play over my computer. It comes out of the speakers and appears on the volume mixer as 'Name Not Available'. I have ran several scans with Malware Malbytes, but no results of any type of virus have came up. I am on Windows 8 and without a clue as to what is causing this.
 

cliffzoso

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This will work. Install comodo firewall free version from comodo website. Once comodo starts running, it will give you a prompt saying some application wants access to the internet. For me (i have this same problem as you have) the file was winmonitor.exe (The virus may b hiding behind it). I blocked access(block and terminate) , and ticked the option for 'remember this preference' . So no problems until now. Comodo rocks. Make sure you are using a forgiving antivirus like avast. If you are using norton , bit defender etc , its not a good idea to run comodo side by side. Also in your av (avast preferably, give expection for comodo) so it doesnt block that app from running.
 

hang-the-9

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That does not actually clean out the virus, only block it from going online. Use TDSSkiller, it should actually remove it. I have run into this phantom audio several times and that program took care of it each time.
 
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