AUDIO ADWARE??????????????

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TECHIE1O1, Nov 8, 2003.

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  1. TECHIE1O1

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    A few times my desktop seems to start playing an audio recording which is an ad of some type. It did it 2-3 times already.

    This morning, the same thing happened on my laptop.

    Has anyone heard of this beforeo_O??

    I ran Spybot and Adaware which found nothing.

    A full anti-virus scan showed nothing either.

    Am I going nutso_O

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  2. techie101

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    Forgot to mention.....

    The audio starts by itself. No player of any kind is running.

    Peculiaro_O? Since it started in a second computer, it makes me wonder if this is some new kind of "annoying-ware".


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  3. LowWaterMark

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    Do you have any instant messenger or chat type software running? There are reports of some audio based ads coming through those products, even when people have various ad suppression settings / software configured.
     
  4. techie101

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    low,

    Yes, I usually have AIM running on both of the computers I use.

    Can I do anything to prevent this nonsense?

    Thanks for the reply
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    Thank you for the link. It definetley is coming from AOL.
    I will try to enter all the server addresses into my blocker, and search my computer for the elf files and delete them.

    I will also raise a strong protest with AOL.

    Take Care,
    techie
     
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