Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:32 AM
Running Windows 7 Professional with MS Office 2010 and IE9 (& Firefox).
For a few weeks now I've been getting several persistent problems:
1) Spell check dialogue box appears by itself. When I click OK or cancel or the X to close it simply reappears ... and on and on. The only way I've found to get out of this loop is to bring up the task manager. There's nothing to stop, but the act of bring up the task manager appears to stop the problem. When I close the task manager, the spell check box is still there but I can then click on OK or X and it finally disappears. This seems to happen more often in excel than in word - ands perhaps also in connection with having presssed the Ctrl key.
2) Also unprompted, and perhaps again in connnection with having pressed the Ctrl key, I get the folder directory popping up in the bottom right of the screen from the taskbar. And again it stays there. I do have as a shortcut this particular directory there - but I've not clicked on it deliberately to bring it up .. it just pops up and stays there.
3) in IE9, I'm more recently getting rapidly flickering icons / menu bars .. again it seems often in connection with the Ctrl key
4) in IE9, the cursor seems to jump position .. so for example when I think I'm about to add something into a search (e.g. in wedmail or in google),and start tapping keys, I suddendly find that it's jumped to the IE address bar .. and then the page shifts and a new page appears from a different site
Of course, the Ctrl key explanation is just my perception - there may be other keys/key strokes that create the problem too .. it's just that I'm aware in retrospect that I might have had reason to press the Ctrl key (e.g. as part of a shortcut).
I've run AV (unfortunately through owrk it's McAfee) and antimalwarebytes and Superantispyware and beyond cookies nothing comes up - apparently no infections.
I've run Office detect and repair - and it has not resolved the problems