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#1 Bevryche

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:05 PM

When I turn my computer on I often hear a radio station (not a local one either) playing through my speakers. Any idea what might cause this?

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:50 PM

Please run a few on-line virus scans to rule out any viruses or trojans.
http://www.computerb...oval_Tools.html

Edited by RednechTech, 07 August 2004 - 10:51 PM.


#3 Bevryche

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:56 PM

I have run Norton anti-virus as well as Spybot with no luck. However, when I run Spybot it shows 5 separate problems affecting the registry. When I let spybot fix them they show back up the next time I run the scan.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:10 PM

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:26 PM

Pretty sure it is a grounding problem. Wrestled with this for a long time when hooking a turntable to the computer. Make sure everything is grounded well, and the screw in the outlet is not enough! :)

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#6 Bevryche

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:31 PM

The tests came back good. I think that maybe it is a grounding problem because the problem is intermittent. Thanks very much for the suggestions, I really appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks again,

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:34 PM

if u roll up the wires on my bros old computer speakers it always picks up a radio station. The volume doesnt change when i turn up the volume tho, its always kinda faint

#8 Bevryche

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:36 PM

The volume on mine varies and then the sound stops for a while and then returns.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:37 AM

I have run Norton anti-virus as well as Spybot with no luck.  However, when I run Spybot it shows 5 separate problems affecting the registry.  When I let spybot fix them they show back up the next time I run the scan.

If the 5 problems that keep showing up when you run Spybot Search and Destroy are DSO exploits you aren't alone. Please see the link below for more information

http://forums.net-in...opic=17159&st=0

Edited by RednechTech, 08 August 2004 - 01:38 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:50 AM

Well, I'm no electronics wiz, but if it was a local station I could buy the coiled up wires theory. But since it is not local, that leads me to think the signal is coming over the Internet or possibly through the electrical system, cable TV, or phone lines in your house. You might just need a line filter somewhere.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:32 AM

When I had that problem it was a shortwave radio on a tall mast close by that seemed to broadcast just right for my speakers to pick it up. The solution that worked for me was to just move the speakers ;)

#12 Bevryche

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:11 AM

If the 5 problems that keep showing up when you run Spybot Search and Destroy are DSO exploits you aren't alone. Please see the link below for more information

http://forums.net-in...opic=17159&st=0

It was the DSO Exploit. Thanks for your help.

#13 Jim2005

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:17 AM

I had a similar problem...was getting police and cab 2-way radio tranmissions...moved the pc away from the window facing the street and no more prob. It was kinda scary at first.....

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:23 AM

Any electronic device that uses speakers is capable of picking up radio signals at the right frequency. I picked up radio signals on my old phone constantly! :lol:




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