Why do I sometimes hear ads through my laptop or netbook?

Maxi3w November 5, 2012
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I turned on my Netbook this morning and through its speakers I hear audible adverts. It happened about a month ago on my Laptop, too. All I hear is adverts, nothing else, then it stops.

Where I live we have a communal Digital Ariel, plus I have recently had new neighbours moved in next door. (I’m getting a little paranoid that my Broadband is being used by others around me).

Both Laptop & Netbook are connected to a wireless router. They are not connected up to my TV (unless I do it manually). I do have SKY on my TV and is my Broadband supplier. SKY is set up via the communal Digital Dish I mentioned

Has anyone got any ideas why this is happening and if so what can I do?

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  1. Aniket Singh
    November 6, 2012 at 6:48 am
  2. Naveen Kumar
    November 6, 2012 at 6:26 am

    you have mentioned Broadband is being used by others around me. so first change the wireless router security key.then check for any malware last try to restore factory settings the router

  3. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 6, 2012 at 5:37 am

    First check if you have malware/adware in your computer. Then if you still have trouble run a wireless monitoring software.

  4. ha14
    November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    boot to safe mode and run malwarebytes antimalware then after cleaning do the same with superantispyware, reboot and see if issues are fixed.

    run a registry cleaner like CCLeaner

    How to Tell If an Outside User Is on Your Wireless Network
    http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-If-an-Outside-User-Is-on-Your-Wireless-Network

    Wireless Network Watcher
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html