Keyboard virus

November 8, 2006 at 12:08:50
Specs: Win2000, X86 Family6 256KB
Any news on this topic? I got the same problem on my notebook two days ago and I am still trying to figure it out. I would say that it must be a virus. Keyboard works well till I am not logged in (my profile is loaded). After that at least half of letters are mixed up. By typing instead of letters I get numbers and so on. In device manager everything seems to be ok: device is working properly, no conflicts.

Thanks for any help,


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November 8, 2006 at 14:20:54
"I would say that it must be a virus."

Based on what, exactly - years of experience or 'just a feeling'?

The only way to be certain is to perform virus scans, either with your own installed software or one of the many online ones - see the top of the forum page for a few links

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November 9, 2006 at 09:17:48
Thank you jboy for your answer. If you have a virus then perform virus scan(s). Great.

I came here asking for an answer not to discuss how I know, is it or is it not. I was reffering to some past posts with similar problems (wasn't able to reply there). I would say that it is not just a coincidence.

And BTW, yes I have performed virus scan. No results. I have last update of Norman AV.

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November 9, 2006 at 15:29:24
Do you know a better way, genius?

A great many who post here blame virus for every single inexplicable (to them) bit of computer behaviour - given that most enjoy a rather lacklustre level of experience or expertise in technology, they are often quite mistaken

And, oh yeah - this: "I got the same problem" - - heh - - pretty much meaningless in and of itself. Aside from the fact that most who make that claim are mistaken, you might consider referencing those "same problem" posts by number or link, on the off chance that they might provide useful information.

You're not able to reply to old posts by design

"I have performed virus scan. No results."

While "no results" seems to justify my argument over yours, only a novice or a fool would rely on the results of a single application (although, true, the two aren't mutually exclusive). I'd suggested you try others - that might have been a better use of your time rather than the pitiful effort you've invested in chastising me

These are 'interesting times' to be running a computer - most inexperienced folks are infected with something but it's seldom the culprit(s) they suspect.

I've never heard of a "keyboard virus" (not in a dozen years of computing, half of that spent here) - my 'guess' is that you've somehow changed the keyboard language layout - - maybe I'm wrong. You might check that, and if not, scan away

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November 9, 2006 at 19:00:46
Try removing the keyboard drivers and then re boot the computer. It should find them Ok. I have had problems with my laptop keyboard going wonkers on me when I accidentally hold a key down too long. I simple remove the drivers and reboot.

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November 12, 2006 at 03:14:20
"You might check that, and if not, scan away"

Thank you for your kindness. Maybe may first post here was in wrong forum, maybe it wasn't exactly right title, maybe it should say <<I am looking for the smartest guy around>>.

Anyway, I wish you all the best and no problems with your keyboard.

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