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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by TheShmoo, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. TheShmoo

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    Earlier I was playing an online game (Final Fantasy XI) when my screen began to behave strangely. I logged out, and then noticed that a TextPad window I had open began to fill with "+++++++++++++++++++++++" as though the plus key was stuck. I checked my keyboard (Logitech wireless LX710) and didn't see any obvious issues.

    None the less, I shut-down the computer, swapped keyboards with my other PC and booted up again. The problem did not follow the keyboard, it remained on my first PC.
    I tried a corder USB keyboard, and it does the same thing. Initially I can sometimes login because the "+++++++++++++" begins - but it is hit and miss. I generally need to reboot 2-3 times before I can login.

    I have removed the Logitech software and installed the latest edition.

    I have run McAffee and Spyware Doctor, but nothing was found.

    Does this sound like any Virus, Trojan or Worm anyone has run across?
     
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    Meh... it was mouse-related.

    After much swapping of gear, several virus scans, and copying a ton of data from the "bad" PC to my other PC (just in case), I tracked the issue down to my Logitech MX700 mouse.

    I had swapped-in a corder mouse earlier, but apparently I was too hasty in eliminating the mouse as the issue.

    Now I am back up a running, with my cordless keyboard - no issues. Just using a vanilla Dell corded mouse for the time being, until I can determine if the MX700 is salvageable.
     
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