I have a crazy issue going on that started 48-hours ago. Every input field that is displayed is immediatley filled with an endless stream of dashes -------- and I cannot stop it.
Even the Microsoft button immediately launches search and starts filling this with dashes. Excel starts and then immediately fills the first cell clicked with dashes - pages of them if I let it continue. I have Norton 360 which reports nothing untoward and have checked the keyboard to make sure the keys are not sticking (they are not) but it seems bizarre. I have tried everything and have managed to negotiate to restore - but (as ususal) restore just wastes your time going through the process and reporting that the restore hasn't worked 30-minutes later. Other odd things are happening too - restore only shows one restore point ands when I click to see more, I get a flash of other restore points available and immediately the screen changes to just show one restore point again.
I have taken the memory out and tried each of the two modules on it's own - this changes nothing.
Have I got a virus or trojan? The last thing that has happened is random folders opening and closing....
I have Win 7 32-bit Home Premium fully service packed to latest spec.