Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:14 AM
Okay, for possibly the last 2-3 weeks I've been having an issue where my computer will constantly be refreshing and opening up windows for no reason. I'm not sure what to do, when I open my browser (Chrome) I try to search for some possible fixes, but the first key press I enter into the search bar will automatically take me to a site I have visited before, for example if I hit "y" it opens up youtube instantly. Thinking maybe it's a Chrome issue I try opening the settings however clicking the settings button opens up another tab instead. If I try opening a alternate program like notepad I've found that the program scrolls down constantly, and won't allow you to close it. It simply skips asking whether or not you want to save before closing and opens up my files for me to pic an area to save to. Clicking close simply goes back to notepad auto scrolling down.
I've found that it doesn't always happen, but when it does I can check by clicking on the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen that holds my program list. By clicking on the arrow the small box does appear however it flashes constantly in and out until I left click away on something else a few times. If it is important to know it is also nearly impossible to do anything from the start button. It will also flash repeatedly,and I think if I hover the cursor over any of the programs they open automatically. This is accompanied by things like Skype opening itself up even though I haven't clicked on anything. (Skype is technically running, but I have it minimized in the background so to speak, and even after closing it over and over it keeps reappearing).
My first thought was that my new keyboard was the issue, and it's feature where it disables the windows key was to blame, but after all of the other stuff has happened I don't see how that can be the issue. I have Kaspersky anti virus, and I've run scans and what not, but every single time nothing surfaces. I'm not sure if all of these issues are linked, and I will be the first to admit I'm not even remotely close to being the best at troubleshooting these types of problems. I'm literally confused beyond all measure on what the issue could possibly be and humbly ask for anyone's assistance.
Thanks in advance and if you need me to clarify anything I'll try my best to do so.