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sjlsam

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For some reason, the number 0 will appear in text boxes randomly. For instance: I have a search bar in IE, and sometimes a 0 will appear in the box (happens in the address bar too!). When im using AIM, I will minimize the window and then open it again and there will be a 0 in the text box. This started yesterday and so I did a system restore but it is still happening. Here's my hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:42:29 PM, on 2/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wacom\TabUserW.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wisptis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.nytimes.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: A9 &Toolbar - {200488FD-C76C-47cd-BDE5-FC2571261B63} - C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: A9 &Diary - {5FE96BC0-E89F-409d-9B68-6D3693E1BA83} - C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirtualDrive] C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\vdtask.exe /AutoRestore /Silence
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVMixerTray] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: TabUserW.lnk = C:\Program Files\Wacom\TabUserW.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXcontext.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search the web with &A9.com - res://C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll/SCONTEXT.HTML
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! (HKCU)
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.gameplasma.com
 

sjlsam

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Narcon said:
is your 0 button sticky? lol
the key isn't sticky, I system restored to when it wasn't happening, I ran Adaware, Spysweeper, HijackThis, i cleared all my caches, ran Norton's WinDoctor and HD Disk Check.
I use a wireless (bluetooth) logitech keyboard and mouse, I checked for new software and I've tried changing their channels and I always run the Secure Connection wizard.
I bought a new wireless 5.8ghz phone, but bluetooth runs on 2.4 so it wouldn't interfere.. right?
I've tried moving the phone to another location in the room to see if that was it but still no luck.

Any idea what's going on?
 

sjlsam

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Im going to refine my original post: (wont let me edit it anymore)

Recently the number 0 has started to appear in places where text usually is.
Examples (these happen at random):
- I will open Internet Explorer or change the website I am viewing, for a few seconds a 0 will show in the title bar of the site before changing to the website's title.
- The search toolbar I use will have the 0 in it occassionally
- My address bar will change to 0 just as it does in the title
- I will be talking on AOL messenger, minimize a chat window, restore it later to find a 0 typed in the text box

No my key isn't sticky, and I never actually see the 0 typed in (I use a wireless keyboard and mouse.. but then if it's a keyboard problem why would the zero show up in a title bar?)

My only guess is that for some reason the system is returning a 0 instead of a blank, but how the heck would I fix that?

This is starting to drive me crazy, I have taken a few steps to try to fix the problem but none have worked yet.
The first thing I did was use System Restore to go back 2 or 3 days before the problem started happening. The 0's are still coming.

I usually keep my computer clean of caches, spyware and viruses, but just incase I ran Disk Cleanup Wizard, Norton's Disk Check, WinDoctor, AVG Scan (newest version and definitions), SpySweeper (newest version and definitions), Adaware, and Hijack this

Here is my hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 5:02:37 PM, on 2/15/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wacom\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.nytimes.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: A9 &Toolbar - {200488FD-C76C-47cd-BDE5-FC2571261B63} - C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: A9 &Diary - {5FE96BC0-E89F-409d-9B68-6D3693E1BA83} - C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirtualDrive] C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\vdtask.exe /AutoRestore /Silence
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: TabUserW.lnk = C:\Program Files\Wacom\TabUserW.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXcontext.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search the web with &A9.com - res://C:\Program Files\A9\A9Toolbar.dll/SCONTEXT.HTML
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! - {9885224C-1217-4c5f-83C2-00002E6CEF2B} - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXtoolbar.htm (HKCU)
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.gameplasma.com
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: C-DillaSrv - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
O23 - Service: Crypkey License - Unknown - crypserv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LicCtrl Service - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TabletService - Wacom Technology, Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe

I can only pray that it is a virus.. or something Fixable
My only guess is that it is some type of hard drive malfunction or chip malfunction where binary is being returned or something crazy

Please help me! I have tried a number of forums and no one seems to know what is going on.
 

sjlsam

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WCSHGS said:
Will this happen in safe mode?
i havent tried safemode yet, the 0's dont show up constantly so i would have to go about using it in safemode for maybe a few hours to see if it would show up
 

sjlsam

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0 is now beginning to show up in other text boxes and on Buttons now too
 
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my first guess would be a shorted key on your keyboard, if this is not a notebook , disconnect the keyboard and see how your browsing goes
 

sjlsam

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Shairel said:
my first guess would be a shorted key on your keyboard, if this is not a notebook , disconnect the keyboard and see how your browsing goes
but why would that shorted key change button text, and website title bars to a 0?
that isnt editable, it must be some software outputting a 0 or something, hopefully not a hardware problem
 
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