View Full Version : Glitchy keyboard

09-26-2011, 10:15 AM
My keyboard "End" key always leaves a "+." wherever the cursor was.
I have scanned with Vipre, Spybot and Malwarebytes.
They found nothing. I use Google Chrome and Firefox but I notice that whenever I type something in the google search window another search +.window comes up. From where or what search engine it is from I do not know.

You see that "+." I just hit the end key there. See what I mean?

Any suggestions?

09-26-2011, 11:05 AM
First I do not understand why you needed to press the 'End' key where your example above is, but second, it does appear in your description that you have browser (or at least search) hijacking happening on your PC.

Vipre is good, but like any A/V software, it cannot be expected to win the battle on it's own. Here's a review from: PC Mag (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2326531,00.asp)

Note that a couple rootkits were not detected plus a couple more were even allowed to be installed while Vipre was actively running on the test PC.

I assume this thread will be taken to the Security forum and the malware team will assist you from there on out. Be prepared with the usual (but do not run until requested) softwares such as MBAM (http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button) and HJT (http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/).

I see you have already run MBAM. Can you post the original log? Did it find anything?

09-26-2011, 12:03 PM
I don't think the "+" problem and the hijacking are related.

Does the "+" problem stop when you try a new keyboard?

09-27-2011, 02:26 PM
I see you have already run MBAM. Can you post the original log? Did it find anything?

No MB did not find anything. Spybot found nothing. I went on to perform a deep Vipre scan and it found nothing yet the problem has mysteriously vanished.

Thank you for the links.

10-28-2011, 06:04 AM
The best thing to do is recognize that these keyboard slowdowns are merely one part of the millions of glitches associated with using any computer. There's jes too much stuff going on to be able to keep it up to the speeds we are accustomed to all the time! It's jes a human condition to be unsatisfied with the imperfections of deez miserable excuses, even if they are nearly perfect! Try to learn the tolerances & ways to avoid the aggravations. There are no real solutions besides getting all of yer systems rechecked, upgrading RAM & spendin countless hours & a billion bux fussin!

10-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Ummmm, AdEater...I don't think that's really helping the matter here.