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Archangel May 02, 2010, 04:09pm EDT Report Abuse
For a couple of months I've had this weird sound come up at random times.
Really random, and not very often.

It simply is this male deep voice that says: " WARNING! "

And that's it, no advertising or anything else, just the word WARNING.

For months I thought it was coming from my browser, some pop up ad or banner ad inserted in the webpages. like the ones that say " congratulations, you've won" and stuff of the same nature.

But about a week ago i realized it came up like 3 times in a period of 2 hours when I had no web browsers open.

And I have been picking that up more and more, it does it when no web pages or web browsers are open. I even had it come up right after a reboot.

There is no pattern, and there is no system process I can identify in at the windows task manager.

I'm using windows 7 and have scanned it with anti viruses and anti spy/adware programs. nothing is found.

Anybody out there know what it is ? or any procc name to check for ?

Meanwhile ill see if i can screenshot the proc cpu usage right when it happens... it'll be hard. it usually has 30min to 4 hours intervals :(


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Afrow UK May 02, 2010, 06:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: I have some sort of malware that says " warning " at random ti
Malware 101 (IMO): Check running processes against Google. Check run entries in msconfig.

Stu

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Archangel May 02, 2010, 09:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: I have some sort of malware that says " warning " at random ti
wow thanks! you were so helpfun. I wouldn't be posting here if i hadn't done that already....

Meats_Of_Evil May 02, 2010, 10:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: I have some sort of malware that says " warning " at random ti
lol first time I've heard of this. I think I'll download the malware and give a cool touch to my PC. Then when I have people over I can tell them that my PC has develop A.I. on its own.

:D


*edit*
I just re-read your post and I figure you still hadn't solve the problem.

Try using malware bytes. From my experience it has been the best tool I have used against malware.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

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Archangel May 02, 2010, 10:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: I have some sort of malware that says " warning " at random ti
Sob malware is so annoying.

it did it to me 4 times in 6 seconds and even though i was looking at the processes i couldn't see it.

omfg i'm so p**sed >:o

Archangel May 02, 2010, 10:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: I have some sort of malware that says " warning " at random ti
did quick scan with malware bytes, zero objects found.

doing full scan now.


I've also fully scanned with lavasoft's adaware

Archangel May 02, 2010, 11:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
nothing found, not even a cookie.

Meats_Of_Evil May 02, 2010, 11:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
I like these sort of things, I like the challenge when a nasty infect my PC lol. Hopefully one I can solve without having to reformat my system.

Ok, one tool that will surely identify it if it's running on memory is HijackThis, its an oldie but always reliable.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_hijackthis/

Use any of these sites and paste your logfile, they will help you identify what is good and bad:
http://hjt.networktechs.com/
http://www.help2go.com/component/detective/
http://hijackthis.de/en

*EDIT*
I think you should try all of the methods on safe mode just to be sure.

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Afrow UK May 03, 2010, 05:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
Archangel said:
wow thanks! you were so helpfun. I wouldn't be posting here if i hadn't done that already....

Well if you said you had I wouldn't have suggested it ;)

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PIRATE May 03, 2010, 06:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
Archangel is a butt pirate anyway.

It could be something in the sound scheme of windows or a super advanced BIOS that instead of shutting down your comp when overheating it says WARNING.

Or an antivirus that does this, Avast does it.. WARNING, A VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED.

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PIRATE May 03, 2010, 06:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
Quote from another forum:



Hello,

so basically my friend has the Fatal1ty FP-IN9 Sli motherboard, and when ever he starts up a more demanding game(Borderlands is the latest example) the motherboard starts playing this really loud and annoying warning(?) sound, my guess is that it's because of high ram usage(90%+) and the motherboard tries to warn you because if he quits the game(and thus RAM usage lowers) the sound goes away.
He is using Windows 7 and since I know that in Win7 the OS tries to 'keep' the most used programm files in RAM for faster access, so that the high ram usage isn't really an issue.

So that's the story so far, the question is - How to disable the sound since it's impossible to play with it playing(might not be the best word? :)).

So far I've asked him to check BIOS for anything that would resemble the sound warning and see if it would disable it but he didn't find anything relevant there.
I've also tried googling the issue but all google comes up with are reviews of the motherboard or countless topics about how Win7 uses a lot of ram.


So, if your motherboard happens to be an ASUS, it could be a bad temperature sensor on your processor, hence the mobo thinking its going to fry, or the mobo itself giving away.

Either way, check your processor temps with everest ultimate and run a benchmark to see if the temp results seem bogus.

Or disable warnings in the BIOS.



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Suspended User May 03, 2010, 06:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
MSI Core Center used to do this sometimes

PIRATE May 03, 2010, 07:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
Windows is like locking your doors in a crowded city. OSX is like leaving your doors unlocked in the middle of the country


BWAHAHAHA!


How much did you get paid to write that K?

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BoT May 03, 2010, 08:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
yes, do you have any temperature monitoring software installed?
did you change windows sounds or install a feat pack?

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Archangel May 18, 2010, 04:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame (solved)
I found out what it was. And gay it was.

I couldn't f**king believe it when i realized what COULD be doing it, and even worst when i found it was.

It was the AIM instant messenger.

It occurred to me when i almost caught the sound right after a buddy had logged in, ( i have like 3 people in it and that's it )

I didn't even bother to disable the startup process, i uninstalled the pos program. and now i'm WARNING free.

Holys**t that annoyed me for almost half a year.

G. G. May 18, 2010, 04:38pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: malware that says " warning " at random times - ubber lame
LOL...... freaking AIM


the only thing is.... why would AIM be randomly send out a voice sound "Warning". did it do it when one of your friends entry logged on or logged out..... I would have assumed it would be a ding/dong sound as they entered or a door closed sound as they logged off.... but not a "Warning" message sound.... Unless in the option of AIM the "Warning" sound was tagged as users logged in or out as default sound...


glad you found out what it was....

fix'n to say that your mb needed and exerism...

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