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I'm having a virus currently with my computer that needs fixing.

I'm hearing a voice saying "Congratulations, you won!" at seemingly random intervals from my computer.

I'm saying at random because sometimes it can be 5 times an hour, then the next time it can be days before I hear it again.

Scanned my whole computer for viruses with AVG and Spybot, with no results.

Google sent me back results 4 years old, and that did things with the computer I wouldn't trust random strangers to inform me about.

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> Google sent me back results 4 years old “Years”‽ On the very first page, there are three search results that are only three months old (some new virus), in which the issue was resolved. – Synetech Feb 22 '12 at 2:48
Seems that I failed at choosing some keywords. – Fredy31 Feb 22 '12 at 3:08
This isn’t a virus. You won. – Konrad Rudolph Feb 22 '12 at 9:32

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It could be a webpage you are on having an ad , possibly a popunder - if you're using firefox or chrome get adblock plus. If you're running windows 7, keep the audio mixer open to see what process is creating the sound.

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I'm already equipped with Adblock plus, and the sound already happened while no browsers had open windows. So I have to discard this option. – Fredy31 Feb 22 '12 at 3:40
Well, after close inspection, it seems that it's coming on most of the time when I'm watching Youtube Videos... and the audio mixer sees the sound as coming from Flash Player. – Fredy31 Feb 23 '12 at 2:36
which backs up part of my original hypothesis, that its a rogue ad. If its persistant between boots, i'd take a look at my startup list with autoruns to try to see what suspecious things are there – Journeyman Geek Feb 23 '12 at 8:05
I'll confirm this tonight, but yesterday, I uninstalled Chrome (My main browser where I heard the sound) and reinstalled it. I continued watching YT videos without hearing the sound at all. Let's see if it did fix it. – Fredy31 Feb 23 '12 at 15:19
Seems it fixed it. Thanks guys. So I just had to reinstall chorme (and thus, my flash player) and its gone. For the moment. If it just went sleeping to pop back up, I'll keep you updated. – Fredy31 Feb 24 '12 at 21:41

This is coming from an ad served inside of Flash. At least, I get exactly the same thing and I know with certainty that it comes from my use of tinychat (to watch a friend's puppy during the day).

In my case, the ad is served as part of the tinychat flash app. I don't use adblock but I do use flashblock. Doesn't help here because I need to allow the specific tinychat flash app in order for tinychat to work, and it's that app that serves the ad, too.

I haven't seen the ad served outside of tinychat, but it's annoying enough that I close down my browser once tinychat serves it to me.

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Guys I believe I dealt with the problem as I have had the same annoying voice randomly popping out of nowhere. You need to get an add-on for your browser that gets rid of "super-cookies" or LSO's which the browser by default cannot get rid of on it's own. I had the problem on firefox and since I installed better privacy (google it) I haven't heard the voice again. If it's on Chrome or another browser just find the equivilent. Hope that helped to kill that annoying guy's voice forever!

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