Seriously--My Computer Has Developed Tourette's Syndrome....(and I do not know what to do about it!!)

js250 js250
There are many times when typing here on the forums and while writing my new review that my computer has typed 'cusswords'. You know, the &*^%$ type.... I do not press these buttons nor am I doing anything other than typing letters. This started yesterday and so far I have been able to edit and correct it, but would like to know if anyone else has had this issue.

--I am not drinking, and do not do drugs, lol!!
--It happens on other sites as well.
--I have Windows 8...and still hate it!
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Ansley Ansley
Um, wow. That's a first. I haven't the faintest idea of what would cause such a thing.
09/12/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
There are many times when typing here on the forums and while writing my new review that my computer has typed 'cusswords'. You know, the &*^%$ type.... I do not press these buttons nor am I doing anything other than typing letters. This ... More
Holy $&($@&#! Just kidding. You have to tell us how this resolves because it's so weird I am dying to find out what's going on! Sorry, I have no explanations other than someone is remotely connected to your computer and punking you, or you have a prank virus-type program. Wish I knew more about this stuff, but I'll be watching this threat to see what people say!
09/12/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Run a good virus and malware scan. It's not the fault of Windows 8 - its some program on your computer. Clear your cookies too while you're at it. That's so strange though; I've never heard about it happening before.
09/12/2013
G&L G&L
Windows 8 that yours first problem makes it harder to fix things.
09/13/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
It sounds like an input error between your keyboard and word processor program. I agree with SincerelyN that is could be a virus, but let's first deal with the simple stuff.

Go to your Programs and then Accessories. Under System Tools find DISC CLEANUP and run it. Once done, go to DEFRAG in the same place and run it (that may take a while). Once you have done both of those, either update and run your antivirus, and if you don't have one, get one pronto. Even a free one like AVG can give you a lot of great coverage. Make sure to run that program. Hopefully those three actions should restore your device to a more normal "typing" experience.
09/13/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
It sounds like an input error between your keyboard and word processor program. I agree with SincerelyN that is could be a virus, but let's first deal with the simple stuff.

Go to your Programs and then Accessories. Under System Tools find ... More
I don't mean to step on your toes, but I bet the problem could be solved by simply unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back in once it's rebooted.

The only reason anyone should ever run a defrag is if they are about to backup their hard drive. It's essentially useless otherwise. All it does is sort the files and clean up disc space. That rarely, if ever, affects anything software related. A messy and disjointed hard drive only slows down a search function for Windows Explorer.

(Defragging is about efficiency, not troubleshooting.)
09/13/2013
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