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Possible Virus - Keylogger during startup

Q: Possible Virus - Keylogger during startup

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A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

Go to your computer manufacturers website, go to the support/download/driver page.

Select which operating system you have.

Go to the audio section, and download the file , run the EXE, restart your machine and sound should work.

It's probably a driver issue..
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A:HDD reading for a long time on startup

How many autoupdate programs are running in your services AND
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A:Hard Drive Startup

Hey kesler7.
Did this pc in question come with Win8 and with this disk ?
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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

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Slick21 said:

I'm using Windows 7, a ASUS X54C Notebook and a DLink WBR-1310 router.

For some reason when I reboot my notebook, the wireless compatibility doen't want to automatically connect to my wireless access point. I have to manually click the wireless icon on the task bar to let the troubleshooter connect my notebook to the internet.

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Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

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A:Computer will not boot (hangs, black screen, virus?)

I'm going to post this in a few different forum types because I don't know if this is hardware related or virus related..Hope this isn't a problem!Click to expand...

Please do not post the same problem in more than one forum. As you have already posted in the Virus and Malware forum I'm closing this thread.
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A:Network "dialer" stopped loading at startup. Weird.

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closed topic#163578 on this website
Note the solution presented in the previous thread is for a different make of laptop.

Problem: Wirless disabled by default on start up and resume.

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Any idea on how to overcome this nusiance of needing to turn on the wireless

A:Atheros AR9285 wireless disabled by default at startup

SOLUTION! (at least for me on my laptop)

I just had this problem when I reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc (not the factory install disc) I figured the OEM disc had a driver conflict. But I incorrectly pointed the finger at the wirless lan driver.

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A:XP deleting files from second SATA HDD on startup

here is what i think it might be but u might wanna post a screen shot of the process using ur camera or cellphone camera to be sure what we're dealing with,
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A:Freshly built computer freezes at random points during startup

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A:Hard drive gone after startup repair

Sounds like your hard drive has failed to me.
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I don't believe either is a legitmate file. Update you virus scan and run a full scan of C:\. If that doesn't find anything then update Malwarebytes and run a full scan. If you don't have malwarebytes you can get it at:
If you find something and cannot get rid of it, take this to the forum at:

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Cannot see attach

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fixed problem

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magaman598 said:

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jevonh842 said:

Lately when i turn on my laptop the screen would just go blank and sometimes it would cut out( the screen is still blank) and the power button would light up and the screen just remain blank... i have a compaq presario f5000.... any advice?Click to expand...

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My PC Had That too!

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You can view this thread to help diagnose the problem.
What connections are you removing, and are you re-connecting 1 at a time?
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