|Hi ... I am experiencing an unusual problem with the letter f, and wondering whether it is possibly virus or spyware-related. |
Halfway through booting up, a continous beep starts, which continues until I hit the escape key. Then, whenever I open Internet Explorer, the letter f will type by itself in the address bar, and continue endlessly. It is almost impossible to type a real url, because the f keeps appearing. Also, if I open a document in Word, etc., f will repeat spontanously - before I've typed anything myself. But if I actually want to type f, then I can't, there's no response when I touch the f key.
I have scanned the hard drive with avast! anti-virus, which didn't detect anything. Also downloaded Stinger, which didn't find anything. Then downloaded Spybot, which didn't detect any spyware, etc. But I know from experience that some viruses can bury themselves very deep.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem, or is anyone aware of a virus or worm which might cause this problem ??
I also thought that it might be a hardware problem with the keyboard, but the f key doesn't appear to be physically stuck.