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UnseenAcorn
UnseenAcorn • Feb 13, 2012

Need some assistance with a keyboard virus

I am currently working on a laptop with Windows 7 as the OS.

The problem was that upon booting into the OS the keyboard would not work. How ever in the BIOS, the keyboard worked fine. I learned that when I go into the keyboard settings, all of the functions (sticky keys, filter keys, etc...) had all been enabled. I disabled them all, and the keyboard worked fine. Then, upon restarting the OS, all of the functions re-enabled themselves.

I have ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, Avira... Still can not find a cause for this. Any ideas?
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade • Feb 13, 2012
UnseenAcorn
I am currently working on a laptop with Windows 7 as the OS.

The problem was that upon booting into the OS the keyboard would not work. How ever in the BIOS, the keyboard worked fine. I learned that when I go into the keyboard settings, all of the functions (sticky keys, filter keys, etc...) had all been enabled. I disabled them all, and the keyboard worked fine. Then, upon restarting the OS, all of the functions re-enabled themselves.

I have ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, Avira... Still can not find a cause for this. Any ideas?
Are we really sure that it is because of virus, if so please try few more like bitdeffender, Avast etc. If it does not solve the problem, there could be possibility of driver issues. Try loading (booting) OS in "Safe Mode". If there is any driver issue, chances are that you will be able to work fine with your keyboard.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Feb 13, 2012
This might help you:
In the control panel there's an applet called "accessibility options". You can disable sticky keys there, and you can disable the keyboard shortcut as well.

https://ask.metafilter.com/95742/Disable-Sticky-Keys
vinci
vinci • Feb 14, 2012
if none works,Format the windows .
Rahuljam
Are we really sure that it is because of virus, if so please try few more like bitdeffender, Avast etc. If it does not solve the problem, there could be possibility of driver issues. Try loading (booting) OS in "Safe Mode". If there is any driver issue, chances are that you will be able to work fine with your keyboard.
Having more than one antivirus might cause the system to collapse, as each act differently and its just like one bus driven by more than one driver!
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Feb 14, 2012
vinci
if none works,Format the windows .
😲😁 ... best windows feature it only took 45 min , even a complete virus scan take 1.5 hours😉 ...

some years ago, one of my friend formatted his system because
monitor picute rotated by 180 degree.😛.
We still use to tease him on this. 😁
vinci
vinci • Feb 14, 2012
that why i recommended ...😎 and picture of monitor can be rotate as needed using keys ..I unknowingly did so but corrected it later soon
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade • Feb 14, 2012
Praveen-Kumar
Having more than one antivirus might cause the system to collapse, as each act differently and its just like one bus driven by more than one driver!
I was not clear I guess, its worth trying different antivirus as all the viruses are not detected by single antivirus. Its trying it one thing at a time , reason being if you have multiple antivirus running, then none can give you proper results. 😀
vinci
vinci • Feb 14, 2012
more than one antivirus a a time may cause problem indeed.
Rahuljam
I was not clear I guess, its worth trying different antivirus as all the viruses are not detected by single antivirus. Its trying it one thing at a time , reason being if you have multiple antivirus running, then none can give you proper results. 😀
vinci
more than one antivirus a a time may cause problem indeed.
Exactly... 😀 But, even if you uninstall and put another antivirus with the previous one, it might have some adverse effects. Be aware of it... 😀
vinci
vinci • Feb 14, 2012
juts need to make sure your system has one and only one antivirus .thats it .
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade • Feb 15, 2012
😀 One Antivirus at a time . Hope that helps

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