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    Is this a virus? (XP)

    Hello,

    On a new Pentium 4 PC, the Microsoft Word software is typing by itself!

    Here's an example of the typical stuff it's coming out with:

    "'And if do to move age- lot of While The way you have in-law in the thing that are the- and high They can backfire the file of level and I can tell into a command and will vote at holy water and and and and new and in while her to can- ten The ago in the new in the time of the a day of the old and that and then will vote to holy war and to get paid to the to old in the two five they gave the five for all of the top while and in a a a main- new if a for the guy who the only a file can a long a Mac file a plan a lot of they- Can I am a an back file a long I had a half eye on Kann man a a a a man a fan is a main hash a- Man a they can they can find a three have a a a game fire from the half time will change and had already have been It has named the wrong to ban the old and and will barely walk-in-and as soon as I bring in an h event in and sit in name: a case where the user OMB of all-time high Facts on file use the there

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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    Wireless keyboard by chance?
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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    yes!!

    got an idea?

    m.q.

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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    It sounds like your keyboard receiver is picking up keystrokes from a nearby wireless keyboard.

    Can you adjust the sensitivity of the receiver?

    I don't have any wireless devices so I can't make any meaningful suggestions.

    The only other thing I can think of, besides adjusting the receiver's sensitivity, is to switch to a wired keyboard.

    Sorry to not be of much help, but at least you now know the probable problem. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    Do you have the speech recognition turned on? It may be picking up background noise <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    I think Dave's got it. See also http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q279797, which which nails the description.

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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    Thanks Dave and MJP. I have the symptoms described (words being inserted slowly into a WORD document - but I do not have a wireless keyboard as did the originator of the problem). I agree the cause/solution per Dave's response. But, I don't know where to find the language toolbar that the MS article refers to (and I don't have a Windows key on my keyboard). I did check running processes, killed one named Shared Speech and that stopped the insertions but of course they will resurface next time I start WORD.

    Apart from turning off the microphone I also want to turn off the speech recognition function. I am running XP on my laptop with OFFICE XP.

    A few weeks ago my big fingfers and thumbs hit a key combo that caused the speech recognition module to surface. Now each time I start WORD, I get a speech recognition floating window that I have to cancel and then OK the subsequent warning window. I cannot fins any useful reference in Help as to how to stop the process activating with WORD.

    Will very much appreciate help on both these issues.

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    Re: Is this a virus? (XP)

    Thanks jscher2000. That second item seems to have enabled me to switch off speech recognition and other test services.

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