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Windows 7: Supected virus or malware effecting keyboard usage

25 Sep 2014   #1
PhrostElk

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Supected virus or malware effecting keyboard usage

I suspect its one or the other. I've noticed its activity when I try to play a game after some time it would stop me from using any of my keys and just make me unable to type. I restart my computer and suddenly it would work once more.

note I have formatted my SSD and HDD and it still comes up, I tried using killdisk and it still pops up.




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25 Sep 2014   #2
marsmimar

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Hello PhrostElk and welcome to Seven Forums.

When did this problem first appear? Have you run full scans with your anti-virus of choice? Any malware detected?

Have you tried using a different keyboard? Same results?

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note I have formatted my SSD and HDD and it still comes up, I tried using killdisk and it still pops up.
When did you format your SSD and HDD? I noticed from your attach.txt log that you have a restore point dated 9/22/14. If you formatted after that date then this restore point would have been wiped from the disk. Have you tried restoring your computer to a date/time prior to when the keyboard problem first appeared?
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25 Sep 2014   #3
PhrostElk

windows 7 64bit
 
 

It appeared over the weekend, I had hoped using killdisk would resolve the issue, however it did not. And I have ran full scans with malwarebytes, they didn't pick anything up, I did the avast scan and it didn't pick anything up either. I am not sure what to do at this point

Edit: Possible Bios virus?
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25 Sep 2014   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I think a BIOS virus, while possible, is very rare. The fact that you didn't have any malware detected with Malwarebytes or Avast is a good sign. I'd still try a different keyboard. I'm guessing you're a gamer and probably give your keyboard a pretty good workout. Keyboards can wear out, get dirt under the keys, etc. If a different keyboard shows the same problems then I'd try using a restore point prior to the weekend if you have one going back that far.
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25 Sep 2014   #5
PhrostElk

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hmm... If its a bios virus what should I do?

also I did switch keyboards and it didn't help...
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25 Sep 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Just a note:

Malwarebytes by default don't search for rootkits unless you manually have enabled it. There are different kinds of rootkits including kernel ones. If it's a nasty one it may not be detected anyway, but I think it's worth a shot.
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25 Sep 2014   #7
PhrostElk

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Nope couldn't find it, even with the rookit enabled.
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25 Sep 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Then I suggest you try TDSSKiller by Kapsersky. It can detect both rootkits and bootkits (MBR infections)

TDSSKiller Free Download | Rootkit Remova | Kaspersky Lab US
or from
TDSSKiller Download - bleepingcomputer.com

And Avast has a standalone tool for rootkits:
aswMBR
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25 Sep 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.

Could you let the good folks here what keyboard you are having problems with?
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25 Sep 2014   #10
PhrostElk

windows 7 64bit
 
 

its currantly a cheap one that you'd get with every prebuilt computer.
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