"congratulations you won" audio

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JonnyRyall, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. JonnyRyall macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    For some reason I keep hearing a "congratulations you won" audio message.
    I first thought it was some website with an ad, but the pages that were open at the time didn't show anything like that.

    It happened a couple of times when I was using VLC and once when just using Safari.

    I have a Macbook version 10.5.8

    I have seen other mentions of this on different forums that seem to be just for Windows PC's but nothing relating to Macs...

    Any ideas how I can stop it?

    Much obliged...

    Jonny
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Likely its either a dashboard app (that always seems to be the case when people report music they dont know the source of) or possibly a 'pop under' in the browser. Can you pin down when it happens? Is a browser always open?
     
  3. JonnyRyall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Safari has always been open.

    It did happen once when I was using the Translator App in the dashboard.
    It's always the same "congratulations you won" message, which bares no resemblance to anything in a browser or the translator...
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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  5. JonnyRyall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only a free, random audio clip that says, "congratulations you won"...
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you lost, to me.
     
  7. TheWelshBoyo macrumors 6502

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    Damn you!
    I lost the game!!!
     
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Does it happen often enough that if you kill the translator dashboard app you'll quickly know if that was it?
     
  9. JonnyRyall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. It has been happening only once or twice a day.
    And it only started this weekend, I have no new dashboard apps and haven't done anything different to normal...
     

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