I have started getting a constabt clicking whilst on the net. Even if i sign on aol then close all windows that pop up when i sign on, i keep getting a constant clicking. i used to get a single click every time i clicked on a link, now i get a click every 3 or 4 seconds even if i dont touch anything. I have worked out how to stop the noise completely by control panel - sounds - windows explorer - start navigation - none. But i am worried that something is going on that shouldn't be and i can't get it back to having a single click when i click on a link, it seems to be either a click every few seconds or nothing at all. It never used to be like this but i dont know how it has happened, any advice would be very welcome,
I used to get exactly the same thing happening with IE6 for some reason. I never did find a cure for it. Since I have gone over to Firefox it has never happened. I know this will not help you very much but at least it may give you a starting point if you are using IE.
Can you disable any popup blockers in AOL and see what turns up? I'm assuming something is attempting to open a new window and being blocked, as you have suggested. Do you run any other antispyware? Spywareblaster is a n essential click here and Ewido is a very effective scanner for Win 2000/XP. Spybot is worth downloading for its immunisation and scanner too.
Click on Control Panel>Sounds and Devices then click on the sound Tab. Scroll down the Windows sounds and see if you have a speaker Icon next to Start or Start Navigation, if you have turn off the sound for this then go back to IE and see what happens then. If the clicking stops then that is the problem.
As remind said it could be that a new window is trying to open and a pop-up blocker is stopping it but the Start.wav file is still being activated.