erratic behavior
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: erratic behavior

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339

    erratic behavior

    I have a desktop XP. It was working perfectly until last night. I ran malwarebyte and found three trojans and two registry keys. Earlier the same day I ran malwarebyte. It was a good health bill. All the trojans were associated with ccleaner 3.3. I removed those and it worked for a while then it started to behave uncontrollable. If I click on firefox shortcut, or any other application or a file it opens dozens of instances each in its own window. I restored an image I created a few month ago when the PC was working perfectly well. The computer worked well for a short while then the keyboard stopped working. I bought a new keyboard, the same stanza. Any suggestion what that could be?

  2. #2
    Administrator Steve R Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    233
    It's all over the internet this week about CCleaner having been hacked.

    Here is one example: https://securitybrief.co.nz/story/cc...alware-attack/
    Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...


    http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

  3. #3
    Registered User Zonie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    1,461
    You may also want to try Combofix HERE.
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    365
    Avast Piriform says that hackers infiltrated its update servers to inject malware into a recent CCleaner release, but the issue has been resolved before any known attacks.

    More info: PCWorld - CCleaner hacked with malware: What you need to know
    --
    Doc
    ___________Microsoft Safety & Security Center___________
    \____________________ ____.-.____ ____________________/
    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
    \_______\. ~\ /~ ./_______/
    \_______/

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    I am aware of the CCleaner issue. I fixed that. The new problem is with the keyboard.

    The computer works well with the mouse. The issue appears with the keyboard. For instance, if I press letter D, the application I am working with closes. I restarted it, now pressing D displays D. It works for a short while then it goes RIP. The new keyboard acts the same way. What could caused the keyboard to behave that way

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    365
    Reset the BIOS to factory defaults first.

    Then check to see if the same problem occurs when running in Safe mode.

    If no, then that could point to a problem with software that runs in 'normal' mode but not Safe mode.

    If yes, it could be a hardware problem.

    To find out, boot from a Live CD|USB such as Knoppix and see if the same problem occurs.

    If yes, and if possible, try plugging the keyboard into a different port ... one that's directly connected to the motherboard (of course).

    If the same problem is still occurring, starting to sound like it may be a bad motherboard.

    Let us know what you find ...
    --
    Doc
    ___________Microsoft Safety & Security Center___________
    \____________________ ____.-.____ ____________________/
    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
    \_______\. ~\ /~ ./_______/
    \_______/

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Reset the BIOS to factory defaults first.

    Then check to see if the same problem occurs when running in Safe mode.

    If no, then that could point to a problem with software that runs in 'normal' mode but not Safe mode.

    If yes, it could be a hardware problem.

    To find out, boot from a Live CD|USB such as Knoppix and see if the same problem occurs.

    If yes, and if possible, try plugging the keyboard into a different port ... one that's directly connected to the motherboard (of course).

    If the same problem is still occurring, starting to sound like it may be a bad motherboard.

    Let us know what you find ...
    I tried to get to the bios but I couldn't use any keys to move the highlight, the keyboard was not reponsive. I am now trying to restore earlier image I will keep you posted

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    365
    Another way to reset the BIOS is to remove the BIOS battery for a few minutes, then re-inserting it.
    --
    Doc
    ___________Microsoft Safety & Security Center___________
    \____________________ ____.-.____ ____________________/
    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
    \_______\. ~\ /~ ./_______/
    \_______/

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Another way to reset the BIOS is to remove the BIOS battery for a few minutes, then re-inserting it.
    I will try it and will keep you posted

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    I just tried it, I got the bios display but the keyboard was responsive. I should send my PC to its burial site...

  11. #11
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    365
    Quote Originally Posted by Votan View Post
    I just tried it, I got the bios display but the keyboard was responsive. I should send my PC to its burial site...
    The keyboard "was" or "was not" responsive?
    --
    Doc
    ___________Microsoft Safety & Security Center___________
    \____________________ ____.-.____ ____________________/
    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
    \_______\. ~\ /~ ./_______/
    \_______/

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    the keyboard responds for a few strokes and then it goes belly up. The same thing happens with the new keyboard I just bought.

  13. #13
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    365
    Same problem when connected to another computer?
    --
    Doc
    ___________Microsoft Safety & Security Center___________
    \____________________ ____.-.____ ____________________/
    \_____________\ -._)!(_.- /_____________/
    \_______\. ~\ /~ ./_______/
    \_______/

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" -Blaise Pascal

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    I have a PC handy, I don't know if I could use it on a laptop, I am not sure about it. Now the computer complains with the message "active partition not found". I boot up with macrium rescue CD, everything work fine with the mouse, I restore the image, the problem persists
    Last edited by Votan; September 22nd, 2017 at 10:38 AM.

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    339
    I don't have a PC handy, I don't know if I could use it on a laptop, I am not sure about it

Similar Threads

  1. erratic motherbaord behaviour
    By Lips2001Ad in forum BIOS/Motherboard Drivers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 29th, 2006, 07:12 AM
  2. i think you mean erratic lady
    By Budd in forum Tech Lounge & Tales
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 23rd, 2003, 10:46 PM
  3. Erratic Mouse
    By jturner in forum Windows XP
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: January 26th, 2003, 09:51 PM
  4. Erratic Mouse
    By suddhasatta in forum Windows XP
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 13th, 2002, 07:13 PM
  5. Erratic Mouse
    By WildTech in forum Tech-To-Tech
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 19th, 2001, 04:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •