#35 AAPK Churchill

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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:08 am

What is the Hummingbird É
why does my keyboard type the above odd letter when i pressed the question mark key É
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by Railsplitter » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:44 am

kootenay joe wrote:What is the Hummingbird É
why does my keyboard type the above odd letter when i pressed the question mark key É
kj
I don't know about your keyboard issue but the Hummingbird is GEC's name for the new Green Acrylic.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

kootenay joe wrote: why does my keyboard type the above odd letter when i pressed the question mark key É
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I have to hold down the 'Alt' key and type 0201 on the ten key pad to get an É. I know there's a way to designate special characters for a given keystroke but I don't recall how to do it. You might try your friend Google.

Edit: Or just for kicks and giggles, try your old buddy 'power on reset' (sometimes called reboot) to see if that resolves your issue.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Turned computer off and now on again: here is character from question mark key: ?
It works !
I received an email from a knife maker in Czech Republic and then the odd characters began to occur.
Can a received email affect the font, etc. on the receiving computer ?
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:42 pm

kootenay joe wrote: Can a received email affect the font, etc. on the receiving computer ?
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What do you think? ::hmm::
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:27 pm

It seems unlikely but this same thing has happened previously with an email from Bulgaria, both being countries with a different alphabet from ours.
To be more specific the problem arose after i replied to their email.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by gsmith7158 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:29 pm

What is the porpoise of that funny looking E? ::shrug::
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by americanedgetech » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:35 pm

kootenay joe wrote:It seems unlikely but this same thing has happened previously with an email from Bulgaria, both being countries with a different alphabet from ours.
To be more specific the problem arose after i replied to their email.
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Install, and run Malware Bytes. It is free.
The email(s) may have installed a Key Logger.
Did you click on any links or simply use your reply button? If they sent a link to return the email as in another address, NEVER USE THEM!
Malware Bytes first, and then Anti Logger free. Anti logger encrypts every keystroke, and makes it impossible to record anything you type. I use them both.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by americanedgetech » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Railsplitter wrote:
kootenay joe wrote:What is the Hummingbird É
why does my keyboard type the above odd letter when i pressed the question mark key É
kj
I don't know about your keyboard issue but the Hummingbird is GEC's name for the new Green Acrylic.
THOSE are some great looking GEC-s. I haven't seen one yet that I wanted but those are special. ::tu::
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:39 pm

Thanks for the help & offer of more assistance. I don't think i pressed Alt and 0201.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by americanedgetech » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:49 pm

I have a BUNCH of cats that are way better at making keyboards do things than I am.
They are almost better than the grandkids that I use to straighten the pc back out.

ANYTHING that is from a foreign country, and unsolicited in your email should be left alone/deleated or scanned with an anti virus BEFORE you click on anything. Even US links are often times proxied so if you did not ask for an email consider it suspicious. Other than malicious web sites Email is the easiest way to gain control of someones computer.

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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:07 pm

USPS delivered this one on a Sunday. ::woot::
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:30 pm

I just realized that I posted this in the AAPK knife thread. Sorry about that. :oops:
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by Tsar Bomba » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:41 pm

americanedgetech wrote:Install, and run Malware Bytes. It is free.
The email(s) may have installed a Key Logger.
Did you click on any links or simply use your reply button? If they sent a link to return the email as in another address, NEVER USE THEM!
Malware Bytes first, and then Anti Logger free. Anti logger encrypts every keystroke, and makes it impossible to record anything you type. I use them both.
PM me if you need more info/help.
My guess is that replying to the email triggered a chance to your default keyboard character set. If you had actual malware, the reboot would have either done nothing or made things worse. Next time you are replying to an email from your Bulgarian friend, check the encoding and character sets to see if your friend has them set to something other than the default.

Generally a keylogger won't do anything but sit silently and log keystrokes. It would be silly to do anything to cause suspicion if you're trying to log keystrokes and mine passwords or other data, because that would only cause the user to stop using the computer normally and start trying to clean it up.
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Re: #35 AAPK Churchill

Post by americanedgetech » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:28 pm

That is a gorgeous knife no matter where it is posted Rick.

Tony,
You are correct that new actions on your PC are a cause for suspicion but viruses work differently in every PC.
Many times they are a clean install but sometimes they do goof up depending on Many factors. Keyboard goof ups are a concern because they prove out a change in basic programing.
I would scan to be safe.

Malware Bytes or Trend Micro House Call are two of the better free scanning tools, and it never hurts to use them on a regular basis. (monthly at least)
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