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    I have this instrumental music playing in the background of my computer AND IT WILL NOT STOP!!! All windows are closed, I scanned for viruses, task managers shows nothing out of the ordinary running. Any ideas?

    I'm running windows 7 Home Premium

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    What happens when you reboot? At what point does the sound stop and start again?

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    Check the task scheduler as it is possible you have a task set to play something on an event or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitBear View Post
    What happens when you reboot? At what point does the sound stop and start again?
    I tried just that and it did start again. I haven't found a pattern yet. I thought maybe starting firefox or internet explorer might have started the sound but it did start. I will keep watching to see when it comes back.

    ps: any idea what ambrune.dll is. I googled it but didn't see any pros or cons on it.
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    man, if my computer started playing music constantly and I couldn't make it stop, I'd totally wipe it and reinstall my O/S.

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    See if it's a startup item (check the Startup folder):

    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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    I'd use ccleaner to see what startup processes are going - I've W7 HP as well, and can see that I've only got 3 processes starting at startup. There's a list of about 20, but I've disabled most of them.

    Also, I'd use ccleaner to check the registry integrity, and ccleaner to get rid of temp files etc.

    As you can guess, I like ccleaner!
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    Dumb question...but just to check...you don't have a CD in the drive do you?
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    Sounds like malware. Run Malwarebytes to clean it up, it's free.
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    Hi all, I ran ccleaner about 3 days ago and it has not come back yet. i have no idea what it was. It sounded like classical music and looped every 20 seconds. It has not come back yet but if it does I will check the procexp and see if I can find it. THANKS for all the help

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    I found out what the sound was. Something called audiodg.exe I'm still confused on if it is a virus or something Micro Soft put into windows for some reason. If anyone has any idea on how I can turn this off or delete it PLEASE let me know. Google is very little help here. Half of everyone ways it's a virus the other have says it controls your sound so don't delete it.
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    Google doesn't seem to be much help to you, but try some links from this Google results page.
    audiodg.exe virus - Google Search
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    The audiodg.exe file located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\audiodg.exe hosts the audio processing in Windows 7 and Vista. In other cases, audiodg.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm.

    http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/pr...diodg.exe.html
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    Any idea on how I can delete it? Even is safe mode it will not let me KILL it.
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    Click Start, Run, and type: "cmd" to open a command prompt window.
    Navigate to the directory where the "audiodg.exe" file is, with "cd C:\Windows\System32\"
    Use the 'del' command to delete the file. Ie "del audiodg.exe"
    Restart your computer.
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    If you still can't get it from there, instead of safe mode boot into the DOS prompt or boot off of another device to get to it.
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    I will try booting into DOS mode
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