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Windows 7: Series of clicking into folders and files noises randomly happening?

12 Sep 2011   #1
canuckythe

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Series of clicking into folders and files noises randomly happening?

Guys this is scaring me...Today is the second day now. Randomly around 9pm or 10pm at night I would hear a series of clicking into folders sound, you know that sound windows makes when you open a folder? It's that sound.

Nothing is moving on my computer. I just hear that folder opening sound sometimes.

It's not just 1 click. It's a series of 5-6 clicks, with pauses in between each click. so it actually sounds like someone is going through files..... Does anyone know what could be wrong? I ran a full slow check with AVG and it found nothing...

I don't know if this is coincidence but....as soon as I heard the clickings for the second time last night I shut off internet and no clicking happened. Then after a while I turn it back on, no more clicking for the night.

Today when I was listening to music.. I suddenly heard the clicking again at 10:57pm... Please help guys... I have an Asus K53E-B1. If that helps at all...

And I did not install any new programs or go on any weird sites recently.


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12 Sep 2011   #2
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

canuck eh?


I would also try using MS built in stand alone scanner MRT the Microsoft malicious software removal tool, go to the run box type in MRT and then OK, set up the scanner to do a complete scan. Make sure you let the scanner do the full scan it could take many hours depending on how many files you have.

BTW you do update your system correct, because that way you have the latest version of MRT. Get back to us!
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13 Sep 2011   #3
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Do you have a 3rd party firewall setup in your system? If yes enable the firewall.
Otherwise enable Windows Firewall.

This will prevent unauthorized access of your computer from internet.
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15 Sep 2011   #4
canuckythe

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

thx guys i'm doing a scan right now. i have zonealarm set up and running. i got my computer fixed yesterday and the guy said he removed a registry virus and updated my windows driver. but today the sound came on again....
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15 Sep 2011   #5
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canuckythe View Post
thx guys i'm doing a scan right now. i have zonealarm set up and running. i got my computer fixed yesterday and the guy said he removed a registry virus and updated my windows driver. but today the sound came on again....
You're not specific about which type of scan you are running.

Make sure you try both MRT that I mentioned earlier, and also download and run Malwarebytes free scanner too. Go to Malwarebytes.ORG not .com for the free scanner, it is one of the best you can use. Very effective.
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15 Sep 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Go to User Account Control and put the bar on the second notch from the bottom.
Notify me when programs are trying to make changes to my computer. This may let you see what is opening and making that sound.
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