[LMB] AKICOT:L Video keeps playing even after closed

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Tue Nov 14 01:08:23 GMT 2017

On November 13, 2017 5:21:49 PM MST, "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:
>So, something weird happened. I opened up the Mental Floss article
>mentioned in a new tab, and then clicked on the YouTube video embedded
>there. It froze a little, so I decided I didn't want to watch it, and 
>closed down the whole tab. 
>And a few seconds later, the video's audio is playing on my computer! 
>What's up with that?
>There's nothing in my dashboard at the bottom of the screen (the stack
>"e" for Internet Explorer), and I did CTRL-ALT-DEL, then ALT-T for the
>manager, but it said nothing about a video running in the applications 
>I use Windows 7, and the settings say I've got IE version
>"update version" (this is in Japanese so I'm guessing about the
>I guess the panicky question is: do I have a virus? The more measured 
>question is how do I find this YouTube video again, and turn it off? 
>I'm going to shut everything down and hope that helps get rid of
>the problem is. (BTW, I completely shut down the laptop every night,
>the shutdown button in the start menu.) 
>P.S.: My computer is showing that some sort of ad.click popup is being 
>blocked, and it's asking for permission to be seen . . . I got one
>the video play, and I just got one now even though the video is over. 
>Thanks for any help or commiseration!
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>Lois-Bujold at lists.herald.co.uk

I don't think you have a virus. I've seen this before and I believe it is because the video is run as a separate program that cooperates with the browser. You must have killed its manager before they hooked up, and so it was running without a window to display on.

You'd have to find and kill it in Task Manager or log out and in again, or reboot.

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