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willwalk

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Hello all,

I have just had someone complain to me that they can't copy and paste within or between documents. I figure that there must be a setting somewhere that controls this, I just don't know where. It happens in all of the windows apps that I've tried (win 2000) Word, notepad, excel etc. Anyone got any ideas?

thanks.
 
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Do you try using CTRL+C to copy? If there is nothing in the clipboard, then that may be the problem.
 

willwalk

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I have tried ctrl+c, ctrl+x and both copying and cutting via menus and buttons. None of these actually put anything on the clipboard.
 

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this is a symptom of one o the family of the W32.spybot viruses

Run an online antivirus check from at least one of the following sites
http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

then as you can't paste a hjt log into your post follow adc=vice here
go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please post its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

To add a log to your post

First, save your log files as a text file using Notepad or similar program.

Then compose your post then click the browse button below the posting window and browse to the text log (wherever you have saved the text file) and then once selected, don`t preview your post, just click the Post Reply button.
 
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