Hi all. First time trying one of these forums to get some help. As I have been unemployed for a few months now, money is extremely tight, and I wasnt able to keep up with a good antivirus site and I believe my computer has something. Actually, I think I have 2 problems - but I believe one to be hardware - the font or battery - But as long as I stay connected to an outlet it seems to be OK - for now. Anyways, symptoms I have listed are below. Also, I am unfamiliar with process on how to make a log, but I follow instructions pretty well if someone could be patient to walk me through something.
Symptoms - It seems like the backspace button, when pressed a specific number of times, especially online or inside of dropdown boxes - or even when inside of a document, could cause a complete system shutdown - I use Avast and Avira antivirus and both of them show nothing. I have downloaded the Microsoft Malware removal tool, and it too, shows nothing. I have used the Avira to shutdown a lot of processes that were being started up when I started the computer, so maybe (probably), I could have shut down something that was not supposed to be? Or removed something that I wasnt supposed to remove? I also have used the CCleaner several times this week. I am probably like 90% of the people in the world on computers - I know enough about it to get myself into trouble..........lol.
Anyways, a few questions to go along with the post. First - Could the font or battery problem be related to the automatic shutdown problem?
Could I have accidentally shut down something important that shouldnt have been shut down?
Is this backspace MO a typical tell of a kind of bug or virus?
All help appreciated. Thanks beforehand.