Ok, unwanted signal... I think it's some kind of malware that's installed. Anybody?

By Hated1 ยท 5 replies
Aug 7, 2010
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  1. I've been getting signals coming through randomly, but I think it's some kind of malware. Does anybody have clue?
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    If you could give a little more specific information it would be helpful.
  3. Hated1

    Hated1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Every now and then I get what sounds like internet radio or some other website transmitting an unwanted signal. I've also noticed heavier spam in my email.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Do you have a ham radio guy, emercency medical, or other high powered radio antenna - Transmission in your area.
    Tell us more about your equipment.
  5. Hated1

    Hated1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I'm not close to any of that, and it stops when I log off, which I usually do to get rid of it. But then it eventually comes back. It sounds like internet radio.
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    There are components on a system board that will behave like crystalss or a tuner if the signal is coming from the right direction at the right broadcast frequency... See if it changes when you move your computer around.

    There is nothing you can do about it, but it is not necessarily harmful... you can complain to the FCC and they can fine the offending party.

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