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Information suddenly appearing in the middle of messages - why?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frog, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Frog

    Frog Flightless Bird

    My wife, on two occasions, was preparing a message when suddenly the
    address I use on news groups (i.e. frog@pond.com) appeared in the middle
    of the sentence. On the other occasions, some health-related data I
    record using Microsoft Word appeared in the middle of her sentence.
    Both occurrences are strange events, as she does not get involved in
    newsgroups and has nothing to do with my health data.

    I first thought my problem had to do with information remaining in
    memory somehow. After some more thinking on this subject, I started
    thinking this was not likely since (1) I hadn't been on the newsgroup
    for over two weeks, and (2) my computer is turned off every night. My
    second thought was Malware -- thus, I ran Malwarebytes on my whole
    system -- nothing was found. I ran SuperAntiSpyware on the system --
    nothing was found. Then, I ran Microsoft Windows Malicious Software
    Removal Tool -- nothing was found. Next, I checked Device Manager -- no
    problems were noted. Now,I am lost as to what I should do next to locate
    my problem. Any suggestions forthcoming will be appreciated.

    Operating System - Windows XP SP3
    Microsoft Word 2003
    Up-to-date CA Anti-Virus Software on system

    Frog
     
  2. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    Frog <frog@pond.com> wrote in
    news:#T4tnWojKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    > My wife, on two occasions, was preparing a message when
    > suddenly the address I use on news groups (i.e.
    > frog@pond.com) appeared in the middle of the sentence. On
    > the other occasions, some health-related data I record
    > using Microsoft Word appeared in the middle of her
    > sentence. Both occurrences are strange events, as she does
    > not get involved in newsgroups and has nothing to do with
    > my health data.
    >
    > I first thought my problem had to do with information
    > remaining in memory somehow. After some more thinking on
    > this subject, I started thinking this was not likely since
    > (1) I hadn't been on the newsgroup for over two weeks, and
    > (2) my computer is turned off every night. My second
    > thought was Malware -- thus, I ran Malwarebytes on my whole
    > system -- nothing was found. I ran SuperAntiSpyware on the
    > system -- nothing was found. Then, I ran Microsoft Windows
    > Malicious Software Removal Tool -- nothing was found. Next,
    > I checked Device Manager -- no problems were noted. Now,I
    > am lost as to what I should do next to locate my problem.
    > Any suggestions forthcoming will be appreciated.
    >
    > Operating System - Windows XP SP3
    > Microsoft Word 2003
    > Up-to-date CA Anti-Virus Software on system


    One of the more amusing "design" aspects of MS Word is the fact
    that SOME of what you think you have deleted actually remains in
    the "document" and can be seen even in something as simple as
    Notepad, size permitting - although it does NOT show in the
    document when viewed in Word itself. Cool, huh?

    This has been (supposedly) responsible for job trouble,
    divorces, etc. - although admittedly on few occasions, since for
    one thing, most people are not even aware of this "feature".
    Personally, I consider it as good a reason as any NOT to use MS
    Office (as if one needed any reasons). Notepad is all you need
    to do most of your writing, or a free substitute which will
    handle files of ANY size, and there are hundreds of those. My
    faves are Edxor and NoteTabLite.

    What you describe is a /little/ different, but WHO KNOWS what MS
    have done, or what weird quirk may have developed on your
    computer to cause this behavior. It is certainly not normal.

    There are utility programs which will insert a string of text
    (or anything) when you hit a certain key combination - I have
    one of those installed (ShortKeys Lite) and sometimes I get one
    of my addresses or a password in the middle of sentence, but it
    is rare and I am aware of it happening - although it sure
    freaked me out the first couple of times. You MAY have one of
    those installed and this may be causing the problem - but I sort
    of doubt it.
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    I think this is due to word automatically doing a word fill, but I also think
    it's better answered in a word group, not a General xp group.

    "Frog" wrote:

    > My wife, on two occasions, was preparing a message when suddenly the
    > address I use on news groups (i.e. frog@pond.com) appeared in the middle
    > of the sentence. On the other occasions, some health-related data I
    > record using Microsoft Word appeared in the middle of her sentence.
    > Both occurrences are strange events, as she does not get involved in
    > newsgroups and has nothing to do with my health data.
    >
    > I first thought my problem had to do with information remaining in
    > memory somehow. After some more thinking on this subject, I started
    > thinking this was not likely since (1) I hadn't been on the newsgroup
    > for over two weeks, and (2) my computer is turned off every night. My
    > second thought was Malware -- thus, I ran Malwarebytes on my whole
    > system -- nothing was found. I ran SuperAntiSpyware on the system --
    > nothing was found. Then, I ran Microsoft Windows Malicious Software
    > Removal Tool -- nothing was found. Next, I checked Device Manager -- no
    > problems were noted. Now,I am lost as to what I should do next to locate
    > my problem. Any suggestions forthcoming will be appreciated.
    >
    > Operating System - Windows XP SP3
    > Microsoft Word 2003
    > Up-to-date CA Anti-Virus Software on system
    >
    > Frog
    > .
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Clear the clipboard.

    2. Run Disk Cleanup.

    3. Stop inadvertently hitting CTRL+V or check for a sticking CTRL key.

    Frog wrote:
    > My wife, on two occasions, was preparing a message when suddenly the
    > address I use on news groups (i.e. frog@pond.com) appeared in the middle
    > of the sentence. On the other occasions, some health-related data I
    > record using Microsoft Word appeared in the middle of her sentence.
    > Both occurrences are strange events, as she does not get involved in
    > newsgroups and has nothing to do with my health data.
    >
    > I first thought my problem had to do with information remaining in
    > memory somehow. After some more thinking on this subject, I started
    > thinking this was not likely since (1) I hadn't been on the newsgroup
    > for over two weeks, and (2) my computer is turned off every night. My
    > second thought was Malware -- thus, I ran Malwarebytes on my whole
    > system -- nothing was found. I ran SuperAntiSpyware on the system --
    > nothing was found. Then, I ran Microsoft Windows Malicious Software
    > Removal Tool -- nothing was found. Next, I checked Device Manager -- no
    > problems were noted. Now,I am lost as to what I should do next to locate
    > my problem. Any suggestions forthcoming will be appreciated.
    >
    > Operating System - Windows XP SP3
    > Microsoft Word 2003
    > Up-to-date CA Anti-Virus Software on system
    >
    > Frog
     

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