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  1. claza

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    Hi,

    Recently my Windows has been going nuts and occasionally popping up tons of blank search windows in which if I close them, they repop over and over again, it's driving me nuts. As this is going on, I can't tab to other applications, and I can't type - my keyboard is completely messed up and every time I try typing, it highlights the character and erases it as soon as I type the next character. Not really sure what to do but bang my head on the keyboard.
     
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  3. claza

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    I've done both the quick scan and the full scan, none of them found anything infected.

    Is there anything I can do?
     
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    Consider runnin' a Quick scan with SAS.
    (Download link in my sign)
     
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    I've done a quick scan with SAS and all its found are tracking cookies.

    I've noticed one more thing about this - my keyboard is constantly moving from my original typing space (example - reply box) to the search function at the top right of my browser. I am using Firefox at the moment, and when the search window pops up, it does the same thing.
     
  7. Mumbodog

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    Does this only act up when using a browser?

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  8. claza

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    I suppose so - Firefox and Windows Explorer. It always just pops to the search function and I can't type a thing because it keeps erasing it. Sometimes the search window pops up 5 times at once...but that's irrelevant I think. Also, whenever the search windows pops up, it's always on top of all my applications - it won't let me alt-tab out - even the task manager doesn't stay on top. I think it is because the keyboard is always jumping back to the search function of the window.
     
  9. Mumbodog

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    Laptop or Desktop?

    Maybe you have a keyboard gone wonky.

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  10. claza

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    I'm using an HP laptop.

    I'm starting to think that, too. I think I'll look for a replacement keyboard.
     
  11. Mumbodog

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    Sometimes on a laptop you can inadvertently touch the touchpad when using the keyboard, just a thought.

    Turn off the touchpad, see if the behavior continues.
     
  12. claza

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    I don't use my touchpad. The left click button has been broken for a long time now, so I always use a USB mouse.
     
  13. Mumbodog

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    Try disabling it.
     
  14. claza

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    The touchpad is disabled. It is always disabled. I also just attempted system restore, and that doesn't work.
     
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    Well I've concluded it's not my keyboard. I took my laptop apart and unplugged the thing and the search windows are still popping up.
     
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