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Keyboard input displays garbage - is OK in IE and Chrome. aaaaaa will display e.g. 123'-! random characters each time

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when I type for instance aaaaaaaaaaaa the following is displayed asdfghjkl;'`\ the displayed characters are different each time.

this only started happening today. IE and Chrome does not do this and characters appear as they are typed.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still the same

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What security software do you have?

Some security software has Keystroke protection or Anti-Keylogging features that can cause this.

Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) to see if that helps.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?


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Chosen Solution

What security software do you have?

Some security software has Keystroke protection or Anti-Keylogging features that can cause this.

Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) to see if that helps.

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Thanks for you prompt reply FredMcd and cor-el.

I am using ZoneAlarm Extreme and disabling the Anti-keylogger was the easiest to try first and it worked. Disabled Anti-keylogger, closed and restarted the browser and the problem was solved.

Once again, thanks a mil and have a wonderful day.

Regards Murtu