Skip to comments.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.
My toaster was laughing at me this morning.
Do you have Ventrilo or Skype installed? There are some hacks floating around for both of those apps that will do things like that.
My dogs laughs at me and tells me to do things that I should not do.
I’ve had some viruses but none of them were laughers.
Did this “laughing” happen on your computer? This the first I’ve heard of such a thing.
The devil is in the machine...
[ ... faint sounds of laughter... ]
My wife laffed at me as she said does that come in an adult size
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...
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.
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.
I hope I didn’t get infected by clicking on your post.
or... "A Vibrotactile Emotional Communication Device" -according to m.i.t.
Thank God he doesn't tell you what things to do.
Wish I could help.
And yes, I was already a fan.
I’ve convinced myself that he’s telling my not to do them.
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 :)
Are you sure you just havent been reading some of my posts?!?!?! I do try to be witty and light hearted :)
Might be a setting on your buddy list. The icons on AIM have sound effects.
I'm glad I don't live next to you.
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.
R4...first of all, GREAT to “see” you again, and secondly, thank you so much for that info! :^)
At least you could pitch the pet rock into a lake or river if you were dumb enough to buy one.
Could it be a banner ad? I’ve seen a few that have sound now.
I hope I didnt get infected by clicking on your post.
I was thinking the same thing. I’m pretty “un-savy” about these things.
It’s probably in your AIM settings... look for a laughing buddy icon. Turn off icons play sound...
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.
So tell me about Spiderman...?
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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...) ;)
That is F—— funny. Especially because Spiderman IS F-— gay. I wish I could pull that prank on some people I know!
:)She was our 6th child and so it was funny.Trying to put your first post on Free Republic .Priceless.
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:)
Interesting virus if that’s what’s causing it.
Real classical jazz. Very nice, thanks!
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!
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