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Old 06-03-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Libre Office gone crazy and now Hotmail Inbox being deleted - Could this be a Virus?


I was composing a document in Libre Office Writer 4.1

I copied and pasted a web page.


As I only required the info, I started deleting unwanted Hyperlinks.

I was using the Backspace Key.

Suddenly, it started as if by itself continuing to delete all.

Very quickly, I assumed a faulty key on my keyboard had jammed and pressed it a few times.

The deleting contiued.

Now that it had moved to deleting evrything, I closed without saving.

Libre Office Writer was still active as I had another doc open.

I then opened new document.

I pasted from the pasteboard again.

I could not belive it! BUT the fault continued.

So again acting quickly I closed Libre Office
.

Now the web page of my Inbox was revealed.

The next thing, I was astounded but suddenly my list of E-mails disappeared and I got the following message.

"Horray, you have a clean Inbox"

Oh no! - a DISASTER, I thought.

Then I checked my 'Deleted' folder.

Now I was even more surprised to see only today's E-mails showing in my Deleted folder.

I clicked back on my Inbox and now I saw all my E-mails up to yesterday.


In an emergency re-action I then decided to close Hotmail immediately.


Something very odd is happening.

It occurs to me that it may be a Virus.

I have dual boot on my computer, I often got viruses when using Ms Windows.

However, this is the first time I have suspected a virus on my Linux Mint

I use Linux Mint Cinnamon version 13 'Maya' (long term support).

Have any other members experienced andything like this before.

I am baffled, Please help me!

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Old 06-03-2014, 04:01 PM   #2
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Sounds more like a stuck delete key.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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Libre Office gone crazy and now Hotmail Inbox being deleted

Thanks for your suggestion.

A physically stuck delete key or a faulty cross-circuit connection are a possible cause of 'delete text'


However, as regards E-mails being deleted this suggests not only a faulty delete command but in combination also a faulty 'select' command.


As to why only all E-mails for only one day should happen to be deleted now suggests another faulty process is now possible.


For my to accept that now there may be a third additional fault in the 'date recogniton' of Hotmail seems all too much of a co-incidence.


But thanks for the suggestion anyway and to eliminate the possibility of a faulty keyboard, I now intend to take the precaution of simply changing my keyboard.

This is no problem, as I have several keyboards.

Have a nice day.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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Boot to a live cd and see what is going on maybe for a test. Change password in hotmail while in live cd.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 03:08 AM   #5
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Good suggestion, thanks for that.

I shall change my password.

The problem seems to have corrected itself for the moment.

Nevertheless, it is wise to take further precautions to prevent a recurrence.

While browsing the web for more information, I note that a new version of Linux Mint - 17, 'Qiana'(Long Term Support) is due out at the end of this month, June.

As a further precaution, I intend to back-up my files and then perform a complete re-installation of my O/S.

I now consider this Thead 'solved'

Enjoy your day.
 
Old 06-14-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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It's the daemons! You ran them at starup, and now it is you who will do the running!

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Sounds more like a stuck delete key.
+1

Change your keyboard.
 
Old 06-15-2014, 02:09 AM   #7
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Good suggestion, thanks for that.

I shall change my password.

The problem seems to have corrected itself for the moment.

Nevertheless, it is wise to take further precautions to prevent a recurrence.

While browsing the web for more information, I note that a new version of Linux Mint - 17, 'Qiana'(Long Term Support) is due out at the end of this month, June.

As a further precaution, I intend to back-up my files and then perform a complete re-installation of my O/S.

I now consider this Thead 'solved'

Enjoy your day.
Mint 17 Qiana is already out. It was released 31st of May. The Cinnamon and Mate editions that is. The KDE one is currently in RC status, so that's likely to be released at the end of this month
 
Old 06-16-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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Have had similar experiences with keypresses. Switch to another console (CTRL-ALT-F2)
and the problem will cease as the keyboard driver keeps separate keyboard state for each console. A bad keyboard will affect all consoles equally.

Some keyboards do not handle multiple keypresses correctly in every instance. Simultaneously press three keys might get strange results (that are also not repeatable).

It can be tricky clearing the bad state from the keyboard driver. Can press each of the shift and alt keys to clear them but that is all I can think of.
I have had to kill process several times to clear similar problems because the keyboard has become unusable with a particular console.

Some editors allow a repeat number before a command. Hit the wrong keypresses and you might have got 90 deletes. If the repeat was in the driver or an input repeater (mouse), then it would affect multiple programs.
 
  


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