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Help! A voice inside the computer keeps talking to me!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I haven't clicked on anything but a voice keeps telling me to look at today's top headlines. It keeps startling me. It's an American voice and is coming from a box on the R side of the screen. How can I control it? It just keeps spontaneously starting up. It's like the voice in the loo on Virgin trains that suddenly talks to you and makes you think there's someone hiding under the sink.
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  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I was just ranting about it to myself. Every time I refresh the page or click on another thread the voice starts up again. The video wasn't automatically played before today.
  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    It's one of the adverts on the right hand side of the page. It's a news channel or something.
    kibosh likes this.
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    But why does it keep starting up, ck?
  5. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    You've both got haunted computers!!

  6. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    I have one too...out of nowhere it starts talking and singing at me. I hate that damn thing sometimes.
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Yep, me too. I just muted the volume.
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    No it's me too! :(:mad:

    I was showing, or trying to at least, marlin's video about the mountain biker and even he couldn't shut the newsfeed off. Don't usually have the sound on my computer so don't know if it's been happening before today, but it was incredibly annoying. Exacerbated by having several tabs open so there were multiple versions -not in sync :mad:!
    Please @TES_Rosaline or @TES_Community can something be done about it. It is very off-putting and could put people off visiting the site.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016
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  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I did too but I want rid of the thing altogether. What makes it start up?
  10. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Check you haven't got the volume turned off @Dragonlady30 . I wasn't aware of the problem before I tried looking at a video link which needed sound!
  11. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Me too!I looked in resources earlier at school and 5 mins later the voice started. I presumed I'd hit a news link inadvertently.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh god I've noticed these on US websites... haven't come across it on UK ones... suddenly a voice pops up out of nowhere and witters about some seleb nonsense!
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Also me. I checked my open windows and couldn't figure it out. Grrrrr.
  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    This is about a woman deliberately driving her car onto the 'sidewalk' in Los Angeles. :eek::mad:
  15. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I only switch the volume on when I need it for something. Usually it's off.
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  16. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    It's a news advert that automatically loads and starts playing. I can only it see it/hear it when I'm on the Personal forum page.
  17. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Yup me too - but no advert or anything appeared on the right hand side or any where. only disappeared when I closed everything down.
    Now just on edge waiting for the voice to return:eek:
  18. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Turn off the speakers until you need them for something specific.
    racroesus and Dragonlady30 like this.
  19. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

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  20. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    I've had the news story too. :( I muted the volume.

    :eek: What a nuisance!

    Here's the link to Youtube, rather than an embedded video.


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