No sound IE & Waterfox, mp3 files work

Win 7 64...IE 10, Waterfox, Chrome...

NONE of these browsers will play sound from the internet...

HOWEVER....mp3 files and video files work fine...thru VLC...
Windows sounds work...
Video files work, just no sound...

Problem started yesterday...

Audio settings correct, reset IE settings...
Use plugin audio card...does not seem to be issue...have NOT reinstalled driver yet...
Reinstalled Flash...

Applied this...  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie10-windows_7/i-have-an-issue-with-no-sound-in-internet-explorer/1b66a7c5-9f1a-4c27-a1de-87507b85b3cf  ... no joy...

Any ideas appreciated...
Thanks...'
Steve
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Ok just to be sure you have opened up internet explorer, right-clicked your audio icon in the system tray > open volume mixer > check Internet Explorer Audio bar/Mute icon?

If so also try opening IE without addons and see if sound comes back.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
In IE only addons are Shockwave, Google toolbar and helper...
UNchecked them...restarted IE...no joy...

Opening Volume Mixer shows...
Speakers set to Cmedia PCI audio device...I have plugin soundcard...
System sounds and plugin container for Waterfox...

All volume controls are set to maximum...

No setting of any kind for IE Explorer Audio Bar...

I can still play any audio files and video files with audio work just fine...

AND...none of the 3 browsers will play audio from the inet...

So...this does not seem to be any system setting...but something common to all
3 browsers...

IE>tools>advanced...under Acessibility...play system sounds is checked...
Under multimedia all boxes checked EXCEPT show image download placeholders...

Thanks for the response...
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Make sure IE is open before opening the mixer.  Should see something like this

Audio ShotAudio.jpg
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Yes...that is what I saw EXCEPT....where your image shows IE, mine shows "plug in container for Waterfox"...

I think we're getting some place...I will uninstall Waterfox, reboot and see if the plugin changes to IE...
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Waterfox/Firefox usually just reference IE settings (hijack).   I think the icon only changes to whatever is set to default.
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Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
Ok...I got it...
MBAM found 7 PUP's...took them out...rebooted...uninstalled Waterfox...rebooted...
Opened IE and I now get sound on the inet...

Reinstalled Waterfox...and that is now working again...

Don't know exactly what exactly what caused it...but it's gone...gone...gone...!!!

Many thanks for your help...
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