Possible Keyboard Virus

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October 22, 2009 at 20:44:46
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.834 GHz / 3326 MB
I have intermittant incorrect keys showing up after I start editing or writing in Word. I reboot and all is well for a while then it starts again. It is happening on my wifes desktop also. Any suggestions? TIA

srloren


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#1
October 22, 2009 at 22:29:15
Can you give us an example? What shows up when you press what?

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#2
October 22, 2009 at 22:37:57
Thanks for the reply...my son is sleeping now, I apologize for this but I will find out and post tomorrow. Again I apologize for not having the exact info on hand.

srloren


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#3
October 23, 2009 at 13:57:17
There is no such thing as a keyboard virus as such but there may be one that could do what you see.

Can I assume that there nothing in common between the systems? You are not using the same keyboard are you?

I can't imagine any defect that would cause both systems to fail this way.

See online antivirus sweeps such as symantec and others.

Not all A/V software can detect every issue. Might have to reload from OEM disks or partitions. Be very careful with usb and other removable media.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
October 23, 2009 at 15:42:19
My son iformed me that this happens in email programs and word programs...he is using Microsoft Office (Outlook 2007) it types random numbers or letters and happends at least twice a day. One of the keyboards is wired to the computer, the other is a wireless keyboard. I believe you are on the right track about not being a keyboard virus...but as you suggest it could be another virus that has infected his network. He is running ZoneAlarm Anti Virus and a stand alone program that he purchased with ZA that checks the registry. Any other thoughts?
Thanks for your help.....it is much appreciated.

srloren


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#5
October 25, 2009 at 10:45:23
Anyone else have any suggestions? TIA

srloren


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