Hi, I've never posted to a forum before, ever, so please bear with me. My Gateway laptop running Windows 8 has been making random noises through the speakers, at first it just sounded like bursts of static but yesterday I was able to make out a Verizon ad. Yipee. If I open my sound mixer It appears as if chrome is playing the sound but it has made the sound when I haven't had chrome open. If I open my task manager it shows chrome processes running when I am again not using chrome. I've followed the malware preliminary procedures as listed in the forum and have the logs from MBAM and DDS and also have installed Avast. I'm asking for help from a higher tech power. Thank you in advance!