could this be a bios virus

December 15, 2010 at 20:36:19
Specs: Windows XP
I)think I) have a keyboard vi0rus
it types zeros in all input windows automatically0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 some times changes other letters
I have changed keyboards still the same
I have run all the virus programs I can find, they found many assorted viruses
lnk worm autoit ect restore files don't work and some had viruses.
no virus program has been able to fix this virus. it even goes away for a few days sometimes, and I am surprised it is letting me type here without too much trouble.
it has destroyed 2 usb modems and plays havock with my desktop icons
It plays up much more at home with a usb modem than at work with an adsl modem.
I am running dual operating sys xp and win 7
xp mainly but win7 is affected as well, the virus won't let me put my boot password in correctly keeps adding extra characters.
I Have been through a virus malware forum which has taken 2 weeks of runung all sorts of tests and virus removing proceeders and they have declared my computer virus free!!!
this is what I wrote to them with no answers.

What are my options now since the 000000000s are still here?
It's not a virus according to your results, not a keyboard fault since I changed keyboards, not an operating system fault since it happens on both os's.
If it's a motherboard fault then it's aware of when I'm at work with an adsl connection or at home with a usb modem, which it doesn't like... obviously not possible. All I can think of is it's either a virus that isn't known yet, or a bios virus. What are your thoughts?


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December 16, 2010 at 12:54:33
I doubt a bios virus can do that. Just too small of a space.

I'd try a live cd./usb to see if it also fails. I suspect it will, Then replace keyboard or computer.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
December 16, 2010 at 13:42:58
"I have changed keyboards still the same"

Is this by any chance a laptop? When you say you changed keyboards does that mean you replaced the laptop keyboard or simply attached an external keyboard?

Attaching an external keyboard does not disable the inbuilt keyboard. You have a stuck key not a virus.

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#3
December 16, 2010 at 21:57:37
podey, you may well have a hardware problem requiring some sort of replacement (?)or possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running. Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#4
December 17, 2010 at 16:47:26
Hey Ed. His problem occurs in BIOS before the operating system even boots up. It's definitely hardware.

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