repeating ZERO'S type themselves in dialogue boxes?

Discussion in 'Computer Help' started by rt178, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. rt178

    rt178 Junior Member

    Feb 18, 2005
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    Hi all,

    About four days or so ago, my computer started typing zeros all by itself (constant repeating zeros) into any web app I open. For instance, if I go to IE, it types zeros into either the google search bar, or even the url window. If I go to one of my web stat tracking applications (we use Visual Route for our business site), the computer types zero after zero after zero in the little window where we enter a url or IP address. When I go to Outook Express, and try to do a "find".....yep...drum roll for the high drama types zeros into any field that I try to go to to enter search data.

    I can check e-mail just fine, all apps seem stable, but WHAT is this nonsense?

    Is this a virus?, and if so, how do I get rid of it?

    I use three PC's for my business, and the one I'm referring to is more the "e-mail and ftp" machine, which also doubles at night as my gaming rig. It doesn't have Norton on it, so my guess is after all these years I finally got a virus.

    Any thoughts, solutions, and helpful ideas are more than welcome, and thanks in advance for your help...I really need it. :)


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  3. montag451

    montag451 Diamond Member

    Dec 17, 2004
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    You haven't got a virus checker??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Next you'll be saying you don't use a firewall..... naw, don't be silly montag.

    Try at the very leasy AVGfree from, or Kaspersky [Excellent virus hunter, but on some machines it sucks memory up].
    Download yourself something like SYGATE or ZonealarmFree.

    Install them all, if you can.
    Update them all.

    Boot into safe mode,
    Run ALL the scans.

    Reboot into normal mode,
    Run all the scans again.
    If you find anything, reboot into safe mode and scan again.
  4. Fardringle

    Fardringle Diamond Member

    Oct 23, 2000
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    It sounds to me like the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard is stuck. You may be able to get it "un-stuck" by pressing it repeatedly (try the key above the letters as well as the one on the numeric keypad) or by popping it completely out of they keyboard to make sure there isn't any dust or other foreign material inside.
  5. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

    Aug 25, 2001
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    Yeah, clean your keyboard? I had a similar problem once with the "Enter" key on the numeric keypad being stuck.

    Either that, or if you're using a USB keyboard, perhaps you are having USB signal-integrity issues or something.