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Recently, whenever I try to save any downloaded file via SaveAs, the keyboard generates random characters when pressing the keys.

For example, I can press the "a" key ten times in a row and the filename could end up "a4vhg67hu1".

I have tried fully uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Firefox and NOT copying my profile back over. So, on a fresh install it still has the same filename issue with the keyboard.

Nowhere else on my system does this nonsense happen, only on Firefox.

I have Win 10 64-bit v1903

Thank you,

Bill

Recently, whenever I try to save any downloaded file via SaveAs, the keyboard generates random characters when pressing the keys. For example, I can press the "a" key ten times in a row and the filename could end up "a4vhg67hu1". I have tried fully uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Firefox and NOT copying my profile back over. So, on a fresh install it still has the same filename issue with the keyboard. Nowhere else on my system does this nonsense happen, only on Firefox. I have Win 10 64-bit v1903 Thank you, Bill

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What security software do you have?

Some security software includes an anti keylogger feature that can cause this to happen. ZoneAlarm has been reported in the past as a possible culprit.

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What security software do you have?

Some security software includes an anti keylogger feature that can cause this to happen. ZoneAlarm has been reported in the past as a possible culprit.

What security software do you have? Some security software includes an anti keylogger feature that can cause this to happen. ZoneAlarm has been reported in the past as a possible culprit.
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cor-el said

What security software do you have? Some security software includes an anti keylogger feature that can cause this to happen. ZoneAlarm has been reported in the past as a possible culprit.

I am running Hitman Pro and HitmanPro.Alert. HitmanPro.Alert has a Keystroke Encryption feature that is causing the issue.

It did not cause a problem with Firefox under Windows 7 Pro or Windows 10 Pro (pre-1903). It seems to only have started after the 1903 release of Windows 10.

Thank you for the help, it was driving me crazy!

''cor-el [[#answer-1240546|said]]'' <blockquote> What security software do you have? Some security software includes an anti keylogger feature that can cause this to happen. ZoneAlarm has been reported in the past as a possible culprit. </blockquote> I am running Hitman Pro and HitmanPro.Alert. HitmanPro.Alert has a Keystroke Encryption feature that is causing the issue. It did not cause a problem with Firefox under Windows 7 Pro or Windows 10 Pro (pre-1903). It seems to only have started after the 1903 release of Windows 10. Thank you for the help, it was driving me crazy!
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