Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:11 PM
Hello! My mother has a Sony Vaio laptop, model #pcg-7g-2L, that is about a year old. It is running Windows XP home edition and she (against my advice) rarely takes updates from sony/windows.
This week the keyboard began to give random characters. When a key is pressed, either a string of random characters returns, or nothing at all. For example, pressing [j] 3 times gave the following result:
Oddly enough, it began on one windows login, but another worked just fine. Later that day, both logins began acting this way. I am not ruling out a virus at this stage, as since simply changing login idenities solved the problem. However, I know Sony Vaio's are known for key issues, though I haven't seen anything like this on the net yet.
She now has all updates. Avast! scan (not professional edition) found nothing. I will post a log of a HijackThis! as soon as I bring a copy up from my house as surfing the net is not possible on her PC at this time.