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kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 10-17-2006 12:33 Edit Quote

Something rather weird has been happening on my computer in the last month; Sometimes when I want to write a post in the Asylum or other sites where I need to enter text in text fields, my keyboard goes mad. Odd things happen like the inability to copy or past anymore, opening the search when I type an ' sign or similar annoying things.
Five minutes ago, as I was replying to another post in the Asylum, the same thing happened, so what I normally do is close my browser (Firefox) and start again; but I wanted to copy my text first and was unable to do so. Eventually I managed to copy something and started my post again, pasted my stuff and here is what was pasted:

quote:

This page is very likely to have been designed to trick users into sharing personal or financial information. Entering any personal information on this page may result in identity theft or other fraud.

more »

Google Safe Browsing uses automated technology to warn you about web pages that we believe may be unsafe. This page appears to be a part of a scam known as a phishing attack, in which criminals create fraudulent pages to mimic legitimate sources that you may trust. You can read more about phishing here antiphishing.org. You can also learn more about Google Safe Browsing.

Finally, if you believe this page has been falsely flagged as a forgery, you can report it to Google.

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Could someone let me know what this means - the text above really came out of the blue? Also, I have performed a virus scan on my computer after this started happening and was not able to fix the problem. Can anyone help me with this please?

Also, if this thread belongs in another forum, please feel free to move it.

Cheers

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 10-17-2006 17:36 Edit Quote

Hm. That text is displayed by google for example, when you're following a link in google search that google believes to lead to a phishing site.


The symptoms themselves are a tad bit inconclusiv - it might just be a freaky electronic problem in your keyboard,
or it indeed might be some malware.

Which virus scanner did you try?

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 10-17-2006 19:50 Edit Quote

Also: what extensions do you have installed in Firefox?

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 10-18-2006 11:41 Edit Quote

I use Ad-Aware regularly and have VShield as main virus scanner (installed by the company).

I have the Google toolbar, Sage, Answers, the web developer toolbar and jeteye installed; I installed the Google toolbar a long time ago but all the other ones after the problem started happening, so it can't be because of them.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 10-18-2006 19:04 Edit Quote

Try removing Google Toolbar and see if the problem goes away.

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 10-19-2006 02:41 Edit Quote

what happens to me a lot is that another tab in Mozilla calls for focus when I'm 'Ctrl-C'ing and I inadvertently copy the wrong stuff. Maybe this is the case?

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 10-19-2006 10:56 Edit Quote

This does not happen to me, Petskull. But it is the kind of bugs that are really annoying...

I could try and do that, hyperbole, but what a pain... I like that Google toolbar!

Also, it might weel be a problem with my keayboard, as I think it started when I changed keyboard. Do you know of any "fix" for keyboards - assuming such thing exists?

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 10-19-2006 11:46 Edit Quote

What happend to your old keyboard? Can't you try that one for a day or so, to see if the problem reappears.

Otherwise, what kind of keyboard are we talking about? PS2 or USB?

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 10-19-2006 12:19 Edit Quote

It's a standard Dell PS2 keyboard.

I don't know where the old one is, somewhere in the office...

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 10-19-2006 18:46 Edit Quote

The only fix I know for keyboards is to replace them.

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-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.



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