I am working on a Emachines EL1200 desktop system with a Realtek HD Audio sound card.
The computer had some trojans and other malware on it I was able to remove with the assistance of AVG and MalwareBytes Antimalware. Now the machine will only play sound if you are playing a audio file from the computer itself. It will not play any sounds from the web, IE: Youtube vidoes show but no audio, game audio does not work, ....
If I DL a video to the computer it will play in Media Player.
Also I can't edit any driver settings or change any of the Windows default sounds, when I try I can't play the sounds, even though they are there.
I tried un-installing and re-installing the driver software all to no avail.
I am thinking that the "sound manager" software from Realtek is corrupted and won't allow windows sound controls to work.
Does anybody have any ideas what I can do to resolve this??
I was thinking of disabling the onboard sound and installing a generic sound card!?!?!?
Thanks in advance.