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computer typing "v"s on its own

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#1 JayCanney


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:04 AM

Hi! My computer has gone into a strange habit of repeatedly typing the "v" key on its own. (like if I run Notepad it types vvvvvvv ) I looked under the v key and removed what dust was there, but the "vs" continue. This happens when I am not pressing any key on the keyboard.

I use Windows Vista as my operating system and have kept it up to date (my internet service provider requires the latest Norton Antivirus and an up to date OS in order to use the internet service).

I tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and nothing comes up. I suspect a piece of (badly coded?) malware may be preventing me from solving the problem.

I already ran SpyBot, AdAware, and SuperAntiSpyware (all installed after the "v" situation started), but they didn't remove the problem ("v"s are still continuing) - i tried safe mode, and the "v"s still continue.

This occurred after I tried to install "Super Mario Yoshi Island - The Yoko" from a website, but when running it, it didn't seem to work (the program never started), so as I was trying to uninstall it the "v" thing started to happen. I don't know if it is exactly what caused it, but it's the last thing I remember before the crisis started.

While I ran hijackthis on my own (and Hijackthis was unable to write to the hosts.txt file), I am not posting it here because this isn't the place for those logs. Should I immediately post the related hijackthis log in the correct place, or should I do something first?

I cannot find anything on Google about this, so I am going on here to find out what I should do.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Hellp, We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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#3 JayCanney

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

Thank you!

GMER seemed to work

The logs are posted at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic351005.html

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:17 PM


Now for the hard part: waiting.

Now that you have posted a log, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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