Vista rootkit issue? All legit software. Open an .wav folder with a few wav files and hard-drive goe

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Bob, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest


    I have Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed on my new HP laptop.

    Every time I go to open a folder that has audio, ripped from a CD, in .wav
    format, my hard-drive goes overtime, running almost 100% constantly. System
    responsiveness to a single-click is about 30 to 60 seconds. This is the
    definite trigger, (the folder).

    I have Norton Internet Security 2007, not my first choice of av software
    installed, and I also run Windows Defender. I update regularly and run IE
    with very tight security settings.

    I recently purchased and installed Ashampoo Burning Studio 7, as my burning
    needs are for simple document backups.

    I ripped my first audio CD since I purchased today and that's when my
    problems began.

    I have stopped and permanently disabled the Windows Search Index service to
    prevent further hard-drive activity.

    I do own Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 9.

    Nothing on this laptop has been an issue since today and ripping that audio
    CD into .wav. By the way, when I rip a CD, Ashampoo connects to the Internet
    to collect the music CD's track and album details.

    I have tried a couple of free rootkit detection app's but nothing yet. NIS
    2007 is supposed to detect them...

    I don't need to rip CD's normally or in future but I do want to know if I
    have a rootkit and/or DRM issue on this laptop.

    Wadda ya think?

    Many thanks

    Bob, Oct 2, 2007
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  2. Bob

    Alternator Guest

    Same problem here, When I open some folder with .wav files explore
    takes all of my 4gb memory, and pc freeze.

    Any suggestions
    Alternator, Dec 11, 2008
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