I have a PC laptop with Vista and DSL and internet explorer and Windows mail. At various times, usually after I have gone to a random internet site, when I start to enter characters in a new email message or when I enter data in a google line, the cursor moves to the left after I type a character so it looks like I am typing backwards. So, for example, it I type do, I key in d, then o, it moves the d over to the right and inserts the o on the left so it comes out od. Another part of the problem is that if I then go to my desktop, if I click on an icon on the right part of the line, it flashes, and links to the icon on the left side of the line (sort of the same problem of moving the cursor to the left). If I then try and logoff by clicking on start, and moving over to logoff, it flashes and moves through the options and won't let me click on any of them. So I hit alt, ctl, delete and then it turns the screen sideways. I then can, with difficulty logoff. When I log back on, the screen is sideways so I hit alt ctl and arrow up, and it turns my screen upright again and the keying problem has been fixed for awhile. I do not have a language option of arabic or anything else but English, and it does not happen all the time (just randomly starts to type backwards).
Has anyone heard of this virus? I don't think it is a hardware malfuntion.
I have McAfee virus scan and it finds nothing wrong. McAfee chat says they haven't heard of this problem.
Assuming you have Internet Explorer 7 or 8 installed try going to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and click Reset, then Apply and OK.
Close and reopen the browser and go to Tools/Manage Add-ons and re-enable the add-ons.
See if that helps, meanwhile I'll do some research on this.
By the way, you may as well try scanning with the free version of this application. Update before running and let it remove anything it finds and reboot if asked to.
I'm leaning much more towards this being an actual issue with the keyboard than a computer virus. One thing that you can do is plug in a regular keyboard to the laptop and use it instead of the built-in keyboard. If you don't have one, borrow one from a friend or co-worker. If the issue no longer is happening then you'll know for sure it's the laptop keyboard having the problem.
If the problem does continue let us know.
I've been Googling on this and apparently there was/is a problem with some Facebook uploader causing this: http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=tr&forumId=1&comments_parentId=218547
Thganks for your thought, but the keyboard does not seem to be the problem. I deinstalled Java6 and the problem has not reoccurred. At some point I will install Java9 and see if it reoccurs.
Could have been a glitch with Java I suppose although I've never heard of one, more likely to be an infection if anything.
You'll need Java to read many web pages so I would reinstall. The current one is Version 6 Update 18.