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Shift key launches internet on Vista os


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Tomalok

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Hello, My shift key auto-launches internet and i cant get it to stop(using another comp to type this)MBAM comes up with nothing, spy-bot did catch something but didnt stop the problem, and i've done a system restore back as far as i could and that didnt stop it either. Sticky keys does not appear to be activated and i dont know what else to do,the problem has been going on for about a week and thats all i can tell you.Thank you in advance for any time and effort.
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Ztruker

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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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