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    Random sentences appearing in Word document

    Right I've got a real odd problem here.

    I got called through to a room where one of the kids was using Word 2003. She had just started the document and words were appearing on the document. It kinda doesn't make sense but it is english and not just a bunch of random words.

    The machines are all proxy filtered out on to the internet and there's an amazingly strict firewall ruleset for the pupil machines.

    The machine has Symantec Endpoint Security on it with all the up to date definitions. There's nothing spooky in the task or process list either.

    There were no macro's on the document and it was created whilst in the centre not at home.

    Attached is the document, it's been scanned today with Endpoint Security.

    Here is the text:

    U.S. and China and Taiwan have


    I sat mean, who, while they are not really concernedthat there has not done for America, who I am ready to play on any given 11:00 (R.) of Idaho, and now, the U.N. and Ĺ gal who I am runningthe move away from it, I thought Iwas real and on to the NBA and I knew exactly how to get a little higher than 170 MM/MIA) Grenada and Panamacity to the > I am not trying to say how many items that youhave a higher and higher, they may I donít know why I am on my end of the debate over into a coma)
    I wouldnít mind when I was as soon as I understand that I would not comment on the balance of the zero to zero in on an amendment that says a ten-year 1999 by adding an SNA in the south end of the neighbourhood, as you like the way, I finally got her and her family-run home run, and I think I havenít done anything wrong, and I mean, itís not have in common, 1993, when you have your job as a higher
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    would still be suspicious of a macro virus or something? maybe use a second scanner... (I guess user's beware with the attachment).

    If it was less text I would suspect auto correct, have you checked this? Have you confiremd that it isn't other students messing around?

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    Heh, anyone remember the Wazzu virus ?
    That did something very similar, marvellous bit of coding for the time....

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/wazzu.shtml

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    Not some interference from speech to text is it?
    I had this once and had to disable it

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    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH View Post
    Not some interference from speech to text is it?
    I had this once and had to disable it
    2nd that notion. However the users were using a laptop with a built in mic.

    Had to disable microsofts in built speech to text. Could also try disabling / muting the mic completely ( if there is one )

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    Hmm, that might be an idea, the machine was an iMac so it has an internal microphone...

    Will go and check!

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    I think it might just be speech to text :P
    That's one for the books i think
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    I think you might have hit the nail on the head there.

    I've just logged on as the pupil and opened word and started speech to text. I noticed a tool bar down on the task bar which is the dictation toolbar and when i spoke the dots came up on the screen as the computer was processing my voice.

    Yep, definitely one for the book! Speech to text!

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