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Computer launches a browser with every key type

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#1 Russ_Tiger


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:45 AM

G'day Guys

This is my first post to a forum so please bear with me.
My name is Russ and I am an Electronic Technician in the Royal Australian Navy.
I have worked with computers for years but this fault has me stumped.

Basically every time I try to type a word in the windows search, ms office, notepad etc... a browser is launched as many times as I type.
i.e. if I type help.....I get four browser windows open.

I have consulted numerous techs and all say it is malware.
So I have run the following programs to fix this
ESET Virus / spyware scanner - nothing
Malware Bytes - Nothing
Microsoft Essentials - Nothing

There is one other but the name escapes me. But it found nothing also.

So after much deliberation I reinstalled Win7 over the top. Still happens.
Finally I have done a complete new install....and you wouldn't believe it still happens.
I even deleted the old windows files and still the same.
I am pulling my hair out here!!!!

Any ideas?

My Laptop is a Satellite P200, Core 2 Duo with 3 GB RAM.
I am running 64 Bit Win 7 and have all latest updates from Microsoft.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Edited by Russ_Tiger, 19 February 2011 - 08:49 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:03 AM

It could be the problem is the KEYBOARD. If you had a desktop system, it would be easier to find out if this is the case.

The only thing I know to suggest: do you have access to a keyboard you can plug into the laptop for test purposes?

#3 Russ_Tiger

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:08 AM

I have considered this, however, when i shut down the explorer shell the fault disappears.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:09 AM

Thanks guys

It seems that the problem is the keyboard.
I plugged in an external keyboard and the problem went away.

Thank you Queen-Evie.

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