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Keyboard acting really weird

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January 15, 2007 at 12:28:40
Specs: WinXP, 2.0ghz, 512 SDRAM

Hi, this will be short.. I know for a fact I have some sort of vIrus that's affecting my keyboard. Like if i type 'computer keyboard' it types c\omphutegr keyb\oagrd <-----this is why my message is so short. Any help \would be great!!

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#1
January 15, 2007 at 12:47:52

Have you tried ( borrow ) another keyboard?

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#2
January 15, 2007 at 12:55:35

Yeah, I have a USB plugged in now, but I borrowed a ps/2 keyboard and still the same thing.

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#3
January 15, 2007 at 16:09:36

Check to see that you are using the appropriate keyboard layout for your chosen language, under Control Panel -> Regional & Language Options -> Languages -> Details

The very notion of a "keyboard virus" is completely without foundation - those issues are always traced to bad hardware or settings

I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an interpreter


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#4
January 15, 2007 at 16:32:20

I tried that, i live in the US and its set on english (not UK) so that shouldn't be the problem. i've tried different keyboards and still the same. Why would it be so weird if there was actually a 'keyboard virus'?

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#5
January 19, 2007 at 01:47:02

Since you've tried different keyboards, that rules out any keyboard defects.

If the problem still occurs when booting from a self contained OS, such as a DOS bootdisk or Knoppix CD, that would rule out virus entirely, and indicate bad hardware - most likely a bad keyboard controller, which may or may not be repairable

Hardware can't really be infected, and there's no 'payoff' to screwing up someone's keyboard - most modern trojans and virus are propagated for profit, and are intended to go unnoticed in order to accomplish their goals.

Sure - many things are possible, but it's not at all likely


... sorry for the delayed reply


I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an interpreter


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