I’m using an XPSP3 host, and for a while now, I noticed that the 0 key on the keypad sometimes stops working for a few hours and starts working again, without rebooting in between.
It could be a virus, but before launching Comodo to scan fils on the hard disk, which will take hours, I was wondering if 1) someone has already experienced this, and 2) whether Comodo provides a lighter alternative by simply scanning programs currently loaded in RAM.
If it is only affecting one key and at intermittent intervals and for varying durations, I would suspect a hardware error, more than anything else.
I would expect a keylogger to either 1) have no discernible effect or 2) affect more than a single key.
You can create a simple memory only scan in CIS, by turning on “Scan memory” in the AV settings and creating a custom scan that only scans a single innocuous file. This would achieve a scan on memory resident objects and take next to no time.
Thanks for the tip. I find it odd that only that particular key on the whole keyboard stops responding, and only for a while before working again, but I’ll get a new keyboard and see how it goes. It’s an opportunity to find one that’s 100% silent, too.
In Advanced Settings > Security Settings > Antivirus > Realtime Scan, I checked the option “Scan computer memory after the computer starts”, which oddly, is unchecked by default.
Keyboards are mechanical devices and will wear over time. I still have an old keyboard that I keep for back up. It has one flaw and that is that, even after cleaning it, one letter does not always register…
In Advanced Settings > Security Settings > Antivirus > Realtime Scan, I checked the option "Scan computer memory after the computer starts", which oddly, is unchecked by default.
It will make booting longer. So as such it may not be appreciated by everybody...