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Virus/Bug that causes laughter over your speakers?

Posted on 02/27/2009 8:42:37 PM PST by KJC1

Is anyone here familiar with this?

The laughter sound is like a "Mwhahaha" in a deep, devilish voice.


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I anticipate a bunch of "funny" responses but I'm hoping fellow FReepers can shed light on whatever this is.
1 posted on 02/27/2009 8:42:37 PM PST by KJC1
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To: KJC1; Swordmaker; rdb3

Truly?


2 posted on 02/27/2009 8:43:39 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: KJC1

My toaster was laughing at me this morning.


3 posted on 02/27/2009 8:44:39 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KJC1

Do you have Ventrilo or Skype installed? There are some hacks floating around for both of those apps that will do things like that.


4 posted on 02/27/2009 8:44:47 PM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: KoRn

My dogs laughs at me and tells me to do things that I should not do.


5 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:01 PM PST by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: KJC1

I’ve had some viruses but none of them were laughers.


6 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:02 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: KJC1

Seriously.

Did this “laughing” happen on your computer? This the first I’ve heard of such a thing.


7 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:07 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KJC1

The devil is in the machine...

:-)

[ ... faint sounds of laughter... ]


8 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:15 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: KJC1

My wife laffed at me as she said does that come in an adult size


9 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:28 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom. I love sarcaism)
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To: Jet Jaguar
First I've ever heard of this.

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Hey Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I went to Harvard too! That was the worst fieldtrip of my life, but I went there...


10 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:53 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: KJC1
"I anticipate a bunch of "funny" responses but I'm hoping fellow FReepers can shed light on whatever this is."

I would if I knew what it was. I have never had a virus. I hope you are not infected. I sure don't want it.

11 posted on 02/27/2009 8:47:10 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KJC1

Creepy....


12 posted on 02/27/2009 8:48:11 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: AzSteven

I don’t think I have those programs installed. I bought a laptop last week, and returned it yesterday for a better one. Both of them had this within hours of being online.


13 posted on 02/27/2009 8:48:20 PM PST by KJC1
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To: KJC1
Yeah, there's malware that causes all kinds of stuff to play through your speakers. Follow this link, download the program, and install it. Update it once it's installed, and scan your computer. Should fix your malware problem.

The program is called Malwarebytes, and it's excellent.
14 posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:13 PM PST by mysterio
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To: KJC1

I hope I didn’t get infected by clicking on your post.


15 posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:14 PM PST by liege
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To: KJC1
remote tactile stimulation

or... "A Vibrotactile Emotional Communication Device" -according to m.i.t.

16 posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:26 PM PST by robomatik (u)
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To: Carling
"My dogs laughs at me and tells me to do things that I should not do."

Thank God he doesn't tell you what things to do.

17 posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:57 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KJC1

Wish I could help.


18 posted on 02/27/2009 8:50:00 PM PST by unkus
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To: rdb3

Good Stuff!

And yes, I was already a fan.

So Bump.


19 posted on 02/27/2009 8:50:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: KJC1

20 posted on 02/27/2009 8:50:56 PM PST by counterpunch ( We must not re-fight 2008 in 2012.)
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To: blackbart.223

I’ve convinced myself that he’s telling my not to do them.


21 posted on 02/27/2009 8:50:58 PM PST by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: KJC1
Play something like Johnny Cash's “The Gospel Road” over and over until it disappears. (Shouldn't take more than the first play to do the job.)
22 posted on 02/27/2009 8:51:25 PM PST by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: KJC1
Hey KJ!

You are not crazy! I have had that happen too, in the past. I had to change my filters on IE and aol. It was a cookie that kept playing the background once in a while.

I haven't had in since I got my new laptop in Nov.

If you are still using AOL, I think changing it on IE will do it. Clear the cache and delete the cookies.

If it comes back, keep a list of the sites you are visiting. Also, use spybot and malewarebyte. They are free :)

23 posted on 02/27/2009 8:51:33 PM PST by Repub4bush (FWF.....Speechless!)
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To: KJC1

Are you sure you just havent been reading some of my posts?!?!?! I do try to be witty and light hearted :)


24 posted on 02/27/2009 8:51:44 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Are you an FBI Agent? Actually, I 'm a stay at home mom...)
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To: KJC1

Might be a setting on your buddy list. The icons on AIM have sound effects.


25 posted on 02/27/2009 8:53:08 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Carling
"I’ve convinced myself that he’s telling me not to do them."

I'm glad I don't live next to you.

26 posted on 02/27/2009 8:53:19 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KJC1
Actually, may I offer this as advice...

Do you have kids? Could one (or more) of your offspring have AIM accounts? Do the lil darling(s) leave AIM open??? Some on their buddie lists (one of the 14,000 or so internet pals the average computer savvy kiddo has) may use the 'mahhhahahaha' as their 'alert/ping' sound.....soes, everytime one of the little dears gets a 'wassup' you get alerted.

27 posted on 02/27/2009 8:55:04 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Are you an FBI Agent? Actually, I 'm a stay at home mom...)
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To: Repub4bush

R4...first of all, GREAT to “see” you again, and secondly, thank you so much for that info! :^)


28 posted on 02/27/2009 8:55:22 PM PST by KJC1
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To: KJC1

29 posted on 02/27/2009 8:55:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

At least you could pitch the pet rock into a lake or river if you were dumb enough to buy one.


30 posted on 02/27/2009 8:59:17 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KJC1

Could it be a banner ad? I’ve seen a few that have sound now.


31 posted on 02/27/2009 8:59:50 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: liege

I hope I didn’t get infected by clicking on your post.
__________________________________

I was thinking the same thing. I’m pretty “un-savy” about these things.


32 posted on 02/27/2009 8:59:54 PM PST by unkus
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To: KJC1
I don't know but when I first tried to post on Free Republic many years ago it said Spider man is F-—gay.No matter what I typed that's what it said.I really didn't want that for my first post here :)Hehehehe I waited for my teenage daughter to come home.She hit a button and said it was a joke going around and Wola I could post.
33 posted on 02/27/2009 9:00:17 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: 444Flyer

LOL


34 posted on 02/27/2009 9:00:19 PM PST by unkus
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To: KJC1

It’s probably in your AIM settings... look for a laughing buddy icon. Turn off icons play sound...


35 posted on 02/27/2009 9:03:22 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: liege

You will not get any type of virus or bug by clicking on an FR link EVER (even I know that even with my question that started this thread, LOL).

It looks like my situation has been explained below, but it was weird to hear what I heard.


36 posted on 02/27/2009 9:06:19 PM PST by KJC1
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To: rdb3
Nice. It ain't a cello suite by Bach but it's very enjoyable.

Thanks!

37 posted on 02/27/2009 9:12:32 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: fatima

So tell me about Spiderman...?


38 posted on 02/27/2009 9:14:39 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: counterpunch; KJC1

When my daughter was a college freshman her new laptop was equipped with voice recognition software, a fact of which she was unaware. She was sitting at her computer and talking to her roommate, when words started appearing on her computer screen. She was scared out of her mind! Based on what was being typed, she briefly thought her computer was possessed. She’s a great writer and wrote a funny account of her experience. I’ll have to go read it again for a good laugh.


39 posted on 02/27/2009 9:16:15 PM PST by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: KJC1

I’ve had radio communications from passing police cruisers or firetrucks come over computer speakers before, on odd occasion.

Maybe somebody is playing a prank on you, nearby.


40 posted on 02/27/2009 9:17:38 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: KoRn; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...
My toaster was laughing at me this morning.

LISTER: Kryten, what you doing, man?
KRYTEN: I've just repaired the toaster, Sir. Well, I've nearly repaired the toaster.
LISTER: Oh NO, man! Dismantle him! You don't know what the little bleeder's like!
KRYTEN: Well, I've read all the documentation, Sir. He's simply a talking alarm clock who provides his owner with early morning toast and light conversation.
LISTER: Not this one. This one's mental!
KRYTEN: Sir?
LISTER: He's defective. He wants everyone to eat toast ALL OF THE TIME. He's obsessed with it. And if you don't want to eat, like, four hundreds rounds of toast EVERY HOUR, he throws a major wobbly. That's what caused the accident in the first place.
KRYTEN: What accident?
LISTER: The accident involving me, the toaster, the waste disposal and the fourteen pound lump-hammer.
KRYTEN: That explains why he was down in the garbage hold in three thousand separate pieces.
LISTER: Another thing. He always says "Howdy doodly do." Drives you spare. I mean, what the smeg does "Howdy doodly do" mean?
KRYTEN: Well, just trust me, Sir. My motives will become clear.

He presses some more buttons on the keyboard. The TOASTER lights up and speaks. Its bread-lowering lever moves up and down as it speaks with its mid-Atlantic accent in an impossibly cheerful tone:

TOASTER: Howdy doodly do! How's it going? I'm Talkie -- Talkie Toaster, your chirpy breakfast companion. Talkie's the name, toasting's the game. Anyone like any toast?

41 posted on 02/27/2009 9:24:17 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 38 of our national holiday from reality.)
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Back then Spider man was the hit movie and the sophomore girls thought he was gay.Hence if any adult tried to post on my computer it was set for Spider man is F-— gay.It was really funny looking at Free Republic's guidelines and trying to post and it kept showing up the F word.Not to worry now she is Bridezilla.She just got engaged:)Ten years goes by fast.
42 posted on 02/27/2009 9:24:31 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: KJC1
Good to see you too!

I hope you figure it out!

I thought mine had come back recently in the form of thunder sounding... it took a few days but,I found out it was my weather channel alert that my local temp had changed...LOL

43 posted on 02/27/2009 9:27:57 PM PST by Repub4bush (FWF.....Speechless!)
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To: fatima
LOL! Your posts are hysterical. That's why I teased ya. I could totally picture my kids doing something like that to my computer.

Even my eight-year-old grandson is more computer savvy than I am. But to him, I'm still PAPA. He wouldn't mess with my computer because he knows better than to mess with PAPA. (That'll change when he's 13, I'm sure...) ;)

44 posted on 02/27/2009 9:34:02 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: fatima

That is F—— funny. Especially because Spiderman IS F-— gay. I wish I could pull that prank on some people I know!


45 posted on 02/27/2009 9:35:17 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: Flycatcher

:)She was our 6th child and so it was funny.Trying to put your first post on Free Republic .Priceless.


46 posted on 02/27/2009 9:46:36 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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Heeheheee,Your bad.I was so shy back then and in a chat and everyone encourage me to join.I am not a good speller and back then we had spell police so I was ready for my first post and spelled it out nice.Went to post it and it said Spiderman is F-— gay.Someday she will pay:)


47 posted on 02/27/2009 9:52:08 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: liege

Interesting virus if that’s what’s causing it.


48 posted on 02/27/2009 10:01:26 PM PST by kenth (Obama - One Big Ass Mistake, America)
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To: rdb3

Real classical jazz. Very nice, thanks!


49 posted on 02/28/2009 1:50:38 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’ve had that happen with headphones before, and also with the speakers on a stereo I had about 15 years ago. The neighbor had a massive CB antenna and I could hear her jabbering all hours of the day and night!


50 posted on 02/28/2009 6:21:41 AM PST by Fire_on_High (Regroup!)
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