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Windows 7: My headets are picking up radio interference.

01 Jun 2010   #11
Razo

Windows 7 Ultimate N
 
 

I had this problem too. I wasn't sure wether it was a virus or my adapter picking up. Wasn't sure but then I found out it was a virus that was doing something. So I got rid of it and problem was gone.

It could be spyware/malware/adware so scan your computer with this trusted program.

Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes


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01 Jun 2010   #12
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

no , sry i guess not. Could it be my neighbors? Maybe they rearranged some furniture (and electronics) in their parlor.. and for some reason are now sending signals through the wall -.- ?

I am really annoyed by this issue. Every 5 minutes the talkshow plays its little jingle "Na na na na the Dave Marrow show!"
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01 Jun 2010   #13
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razo View Post
I had this problem too. I wasn't sure wether it was a virus or my adapter picking up. Wasn't sure but then I found out it was a virus that was doing something. So I got rid of it and problem was gone.

It could be spyware/malware/adware so scan your computer with this trusted program.

Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes
oh wow, thank you. I SHOULD SCAN IMMEDIATELY.
This makes so much sense! My mouse (Razer Lachesis) has been freezing lately, so bad that I have to unplug and replug it into the USB slot. And i've only had the device for less than 6 months. I'll do a complete scan of my comp with malwarebytes, avg, and spybot s&d right away!

I'll let u guys know how it goes. Thanks for now though -
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01 Jun 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

VIRUS REMOVAL / PROTECTION
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software.
4. Remove your present antivirus software.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys)
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys)
9. Download and Install Microsoft Security Essentials.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Now I advise you disable MalwareBytes and only enable again when and if you need it..

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01 Jun 2010   #15
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Malwarebytes found 0 results.

and AVG have found 1 results , only a broken signature for Street Fighter IV by Microsoft Corporation.

Guess I didn't have a virus problem. By this point, I wish I did so it could easily be solved.
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01 Jun 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

w1rex,
Please find the time to update your system specs. That's under "UserCP" in that top line of the sevenforums page.

You can go back to AVG, but I very strongly recommend installing and using
Microsoft Security Essentials.

1. Download Microsoft Security Essentials. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software.
4. Remove your present antivirus software.
5. Install and run the Microsoft Security Essentials. Quick Scan (remove any bad guys)
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update Microsoft Security Essentials.
8. Run Microsoft Security Essentials quick scan again.(remove any bad guys)


Did I ever get an answer to my question about how far you are from the radio/tv station transmitter?

Now let's assume you have a mischievous neighbor. Have you tried at hours where the neighbor is gone or sleeping?
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01 Jun 2010   #17
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

hrm so you're saying that MSE counts as an antivirus program itself? In that case i'll uninstall AVG.

i'm fairly sure the local stations are a ways from my locale, though I do live near the city. It's just that this problem only started (or rather, I've only noticed the interference) recently. If I were in the vicinity of a tower, I don't see why I've never experienced it before :/

and I use my computer 24/7, during the AM hours I still receive transmissions.
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01 Jun 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

w1rex,

Do you have the interference during the PM hours?

Is the radio station on the air 24/7?
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02 Jun 2010   #19
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Well I just checked right now, there's no noticeable interference. So it seems like only after 3am ~ Noon it happens.
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02 Jun 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Talk to your neighbor and indicate that some device of his is generating interference. If he is uhcooperative, call the FCC.
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