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  Rhuddlan 21:18 25 Apr 2005

A friend of mine's computer is acting very strange recentley, when a word document is open and she goes out of the room and comes back there is a sentance of numbers and letters when she hasn't written anything, and no one else is in the house. Also, certain games like minswepper and hearts and also calucator keep opening on there own when she is on the comp, any ideas? and no before anyone says it she ahsn't got ghosts!

  Technotiger 21:23 25 Apr 2005

Hi, I would suggest running all the ad-aware/anti-virus/spyware progams she has, sounds like a nasty has got in there - worse than ghosts.


  Rhuddlan 21:26 25 Apr 2005

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, will go around there tommorrow and post back, cheers, Rhuddlan.

  lotvic 22:35 25 Apr 2005

I'm thinking the same as Highland Guy has said.

  Rhuddlan 01:47 27 Apr 2005

Been back to my friend's today, no viruses found, no adware, malware or spyware. Scanned with NAV 2005, Ad Aware and spybot, all up to date and working properly. All SP2 updates installed, comp is still very slow, mouse behaving very erratic, any ideas for a desprate friend of mine.

  Technotiger 12:09 27 Apr 2005

Hi, mouse very eratic - can you be more explicit about mouse behavior. Is it a normal ball-mouse, maybe just needs the rollers inside cleaned; or if batteries are used, new batteries?


  Rhuddlan 16:23 27 Apr 2005

The program's opening aren't so frequent now, but the performance has never been so bad. It is only her that goes on the machine, so it can't be a prank program, no tasks are set to run and I have checked task manager as well as all the startup items, and there is nothing strange there. She has a corded labtec mouse and keyboard and both are only a few weeks old, the mouse seems to shoot across the screen every few seconds. Thanks for all the helps so far, just hope a solution can be found soon

  Technotiger 16:35 27 Apr 2005

Hi, have a look in Control Panel and check mouse settings.

  Technotiger 16:37 27 Apr 2005

btw - while in Control Panel check keyboard and language settings too.

  lotvic 20:13 27 Apr 2005

DieSse: Is it time to post a HJThis log, do you think?

Rhuddlan: Does the strange behaviour only occur when 'online'?

  lotvic 22:38 30 Apr 2005

have you done a 'defrag' and a 'chkdisk' and emptied Temp folder?

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