Hi, I had a post from another part of the forum when I thought it was just firefox I was having trouble with. Then I was getting problems elsewhere too. If it's an infection it must have happened pretty fast. I reinstalled firefox and the problem persisted there, but like I said weird behavior on other browsers too and also had computer screen freeze and make weird beeping sounds twice and I shut it down and restarted. Here was my original post:
"I don't really know if it was a hard disk or a hard drive or if it's related to the problem in any way. I've also had a cat walk across the keyboard a few dozen times. Could've been that! Anyway, I had my laptop hard disk or drive go bad and all my info get wiped after only a few months with this new Dell. No sign it was going it just went out of nowhere. First time this happened to me out of nowhere. I lost a CRAPLOAD, people! Anyway, I reinstalled firefox which is my favorite browser and now it's acting very strangely and I can't seem to figure it out.
*I can't log into some sites, and it tells me about updating adobe when I have it updated and the same sites work on a different browser.
*When I highlight text, I lift my finger up off the pad and it un-highlights.
*I press down and scroll along a game screen to travel within that program window and it selects wherever I stop even if I didn't click anything.
*The scrolling function seems like it will randomly have me clicking exit where my pointer is nowhere near the X and I keep randomly accidently shutting off my browser or whatever window.
*Some videos and images will randomly not show or those that normally autoplay will be frozen in places like facebook.
*Sometimes no words will type anywhere within firefox either and I'll have to exit the program and go back in.
It's just weird. I don't know if I've messed with some kind of control or what. I have had about three or for updating processes since the replacement and I wonder if anyone knows if it might need to do that several times before bugs get worked out or if that wouldn't have anything to do with these problems? Anyway, whatever you think, let me know, okay? Thanks!"