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Windows 7: Strange windows clicking/ad sound from system.

16 Jul 2015   #1
belials

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Strange windows clicking/ad sound from system.

Every 2 hours or so, there would be a mysterious windows 7 clicking sound coming from the system sound, the way to describe the sound would be whenever you browse through your C: drive, every folder you access would have that audible default windows click, it sounds exactly like that.

It starts off with my cursor having the refresh/loading animation and a few seconds later it produces the sound, is this some sort of trojan/adware/keylogger?

I really need help here.

Thank you.

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Scan Date: 17/7/2015
Scan Time: 2:59 AM
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.07.16.05
Rootkit Database: v2015.07.16.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 356024
Time Elapsed: 10 min, 35 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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16 Jul 2015   #2
vet74

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

It may be that a program is performing an auto-update. I always set my programs to just notify me when an update is available. Then I have the option to select which updates to accept. I do this because I don't trust all the updates that become available. Many times they are just adware/tracking mechanisms, or worse yet the wrong update for your system that makes changes that you don't want that will conflict with programs that compete with your current programs. Another good reason for doing this is the update process may conflict with currently running processes/programs as they consume available bandwidth and CPU processing power. So, my advise is to set your updates to manual and selective ... you just have to maintain a regiment of doing it yourself. The convenience of an auto-update can lead to some serious problems that create more problems than they solve. Give it a try.

If that doesn't help check to see if Windows Error Reporting is on. I turn it off. Lastly, it may be that the system clicks are related to your Browser, if that is running, in which case there may be settings in your browser that stop it. I am like you as I find it disconcerting when I hear clicking that appears to have no correlation to what I am doing at the time. It is a hassle to do, but I'm willing to take precautions rather than accepting the consequences. If this doesn't work for you, come back, and let us know what specific programs you have running at the time it happens. We may have to look for an offending Auto-Start program.

- Vet
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17 Jul 2015   #3
belials

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I went ahead to disable the update selecting "Check updates, but choose download and install",
proceeded like you said to turn off my windows error reporting, after which I waited for a couple of hours
to see whether if the sound comes back again, unfortunately it did. (just to make sure, i had waited a 2nd time to hear if there was any audible sound coming again, which is why it took me longer to post this)

Even though I have an anti-keylogger software such as Spyshelter, I still feel this could be some sort of keylogger/RAT. Hope i'm wrong.
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19 Jul 2015   #4
vet74

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Man, you have so much running I wouldn't know where to begin. I suggest that you turn off most of these if they are in your Startup programs, or are set to automatic in your Services. They should run upon demand if set to Manual. Per CCleaner (Free), the only autostart I enable is my Norton AV. I still suspect that an auto scan/update is going on at best. At worst, I would run at least a few different virus scans ... viruses/malware/PUPs will also cause this behavior.

- Vet
"As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away!" - forgotten
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20 Jul 2015   #5
belials

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vet74 View Post
Man, you have so much running I wouldn't know where to begin. I suggest that you turn off most of these if they are in your Startup programs, or are set to automatic in your Services. They should run upon demand if set to Manual. Per CCleaner (Free), the only autostart I enable is my Norton AV. I still suspect that an auto scan/update is going on at best. At worst, I would run at least a few different virus scans ... viruses/malware/PUPs will also cause this behavior.

- Vet
"As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away!" - forgotten
Alright thanks, my guess would be probably a update running since I have too many applications that do self-automatic update, thank you for help!
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