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    I'm running Win 7 IE 8. Randomly it starts playing a radio signal. I may or may not have internet explorer open when it starts. At times it starts when the computer is not in use - just running a screen saver. The Task manager lists a number of iexplorer processes running. If I kill them using Task manager finally the radio stops playing. All it plays is a clip or two which keeps repeating. Any ideas how I can stop this?
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    What processes do you have to disable to stop the tunes.
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    iexplorer.
    There are a number of them in the process list - about 1/2 have over a megabyte of memory while the rest have a few KB.
    It is not just tunes that it plays. Some times it is an ad, other times it is news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Riding View Post
    iexplorer.
    There are a number of them in the process list - about 1/2 have over a megabyte of memory while the rest have a few KB.
    It is not just tunes that it plays. Some times it is an ad, other times it is news.
    Does this happen if you've never opened IE since a boot?

    Have you done full anti-malware scans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Does this happen if you've never opened IE since a boot?

    Have you done full anti-malware scans?

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    Yes it happens if I do not open IE after a boot.
    I've done a complete scan with System Mechanic and Norton 360

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Riding View Post
    Yes it happens if I do not open IE after a boot.
    I've done a complete scan with System Mechanic and Norton 360
    You should check what is being started when you boot the PC using a tool such as Autoruns for Windows or WhatInStartup - Disable/delete programs at Windows startup. Autoruns produces an enormous amount of information. You should be interested in the Logon tab initially. If you see something you are unsure of post back.

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    I've had the same thing happen to me @ one time. I was running Norton Internet Security suite also.Then I was told about this program:Malwarebytes Hope this helps.
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    Thank you Ron. Malewarebytes worked great. It found a couple of programs one of which must have been the cause as it has stopped
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    That's nothing. My speakers will play a radio station when my PC is OFF!

    I do understand why.

    My home is less than a mile from the 50KW AM radio transmitter for WLW in Cincinnati. The circuits in the speakers act as antenna, demodulator and amplifier. It's kinda spooky if you aren't expecting it though.

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    I have had same problem whenever I rstart computer and the only way I could get rid of it (I have to do this every start up) is close process tree for windows media center. I uninstalled media center but the process starts anyway and I have to close process tree to get the radio to shut off. I would love a solution that gets rid of probmem once and for all.

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    Oh by the way I am running windows7 hom,e premium as well as IE8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain PJ View Post
    I have had same problem whenever I rstart computer and the only way I could get rid of it (I have to do this every start up) is close process tree for windows media center. I uninstalled media center but the process starts anyway and I have to close process tree to get the radio to shut off. I would love a solution that gets rid of probmem once and for all.
    What is the exact process name you are terminating?

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    stdrt.exe *32 windows media center, as I said I have uninstalled windows media center and have tried to get tghis process not to start to no avail

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    I have solved the problem by deleting all instances of stdrt.exe and rgsrv.exe from my computer they have had no effect othewr than to solve problem and there were 29 instances of the files scattered around the computer. This problem started after installing a media player I had downloaded online. Thanks for the assistance however after searching the web I found that the files were backdoor trogens!

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