Random sound keeps playing in XP

Hi,

I have a sound that keeps playing in Windows XP.  It sounds like a rim-shot followed by a "whoosh".  This annoying thing started after I got a rogue "anti-virus" virus.  I managed to clean it up, or so the various real anti-virus programs are telling me.  However, this sound remains.  I'm guessing it's a remnant of the rogue program, but other than that, my system is acting normal.

Here's a link to what happened, if it helps:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Virus_and_Spyware/Anti-Virus/Q_25518708.html

How do I get rid of this very annoying sound that plays every 30 seconds or so?  Is it in the registry??

Thanks!

Gene


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scottlafoyCommented:
Sounds like a problem found here.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/general-computer-security/193943-solved-random-sound-virus.html

have a look as this did not show up on virus scans for many others.
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optomaCommented:
Did you scan with Hitmanpro which was posted in previous thread?
http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro

Run Eset online scan:
Check "scan archives"
Under advanced settings-check all three boxes
Attach logfile here after:
C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/
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scrathcyboyCommented:
If the virus really is gone, then all you should have to do is go to Settings, control panel, Sounds and Audio devices, and set ALL windows sounds to NONE.  Once you have done this, you should hear NO sounds at all from ANY windows events.  If you still do, either the virus is not cleaned out, or else, you have some app running in the background that is causing this.  If you suspect the latter, do --

CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up task manager, look at applications, but also click on processes -- look for any process or application running that you think should not be.  Kill it.  Then do start - Run - regedit, and look for the key (F3 search) "Runonce".  When you have found that key, the one immediately above it is "RUN" -- scan that key for processes that you know for certain should NOT be running.  When you have found the problem application, delete that entry from the "RUN" key -- now reboot, and all will be as it should be.
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ugebAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.

I actually hated the ESET.  It took 11 hours to run and automatically deleted good files w/o asking.

I think it was the CCleaner that eventually cleared it out.

Thanks!
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optomaCommented:
Hmm, could you post the logfile?
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