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Characters Are Typing Themseles Into Every Text Window I Use!


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#1 pineapplepen

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:53 PM

Help! My laptop is going crazy! Whenever I click on a text box to type something characters automatically are entered, messing up my words and then they just keep typing themselves. Also the scroll, fn button keeps turning itself on without me touching it.

Obviously, I am not typing this post from that computer - or it would look like this

H-el--***p*******************************************!!!!!!******************************************

I have run Norton and updated Norton and it does not detect anything.

Is this a virus? How do I get rid of it??

Thanks in advance to any info anyone can give me.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

Hello,

Is it just one or two keys that are being repeated? if so, there is possibly something sticking them down.
Do you have a replacement keyboard to test?
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:44 AM

Have you tried to "disable AutoComplete"?

Also see "How to use the AutoComplete feature" and "Adjust AutoComplete Settings".
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 02:22 PM

Thanks to both of you for your replies.

The computer keys are definitely not sticking.

I also tried disabling auto complete.

Prior to that, I ran several spyware software applications. The first search (with Ad-Aware SE) located a trojandownloader.zlob file and removed it. The second search (with AVG Anti-Spyware) located a classloader.b virus and removed it. Then I ran Spybot Search & Destory and it located some registry entries that indicated that the Windows firewall and Windows Security System had been disabled. It fixed these.

These were all fixed, but the problem still exists. I doubt that it matters, but I was doing my taxes at the time I first noticed all of this going on, using HR Block Tax Cut.

Anytime, a text entry window is displayed, the computer types in either dashes or asterisks, infinitum. At first, it was also automatically turning on the Scroll/fn button, so other characters were being typed also.

I am at a loss about what to do next. - BTW - I am running WIndows XP. SP2 on an HP Laptop with a wireless netwrok connection to this desktop that I am writing from now.

Thanks, Pineapple Pen

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 02:26 PM

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.)

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

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