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A client here at work was typing in an excel spreadsheet. She was inputting a number into a cell. As she typed the number, randomly generated text started typing in the cell. She was not doing anything other than typing a number in that cell. I have never seen anything like this. I ran an AV scan against her computer and the file, which was located on a network share and ran an AV scan against that.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this. I am including the text in case someone sees something they have seen before. Any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted : 07/10/2008 6:09 am
New Member

Interesting… the text looks bot generated (markov model, maybe? Every few words look like they fit together).

Do you have access to network captures?

Posted : 07/10/2008 6:21 am

I am acquiring the server as we speak and getting the logs also.

Posted : 07/10/2008 6:24 am
Active Member

By any chance was her Microsoft Speech toolbar turned on? I have seen this before where the MS Speech program gets turned on either in error or by an update (I think it is on by default) and the microphone on the laptop or the desktop picks up the radio or a tv or ambient conversation close to it and starts to display what it hears. Since there is a distance between the original source (radio… etc) and the microphone, the text does not make sense because the speech program has a problem interpreting what it thinks it hears.

Do a search on this issue - many have found this to the the ghost in their machines. No virii, no bugs, no bots…. just Micro$oft at its best 😉

Hope it helps!

Posted : 07/10/2008 11:31 am

Sorry noahb2868, but you're chasing a red herring. This is a Microsoft Easter Egg. I had a link describing this exact scenario, but I can't find it at the moment. Instead, take a look at this and see if it helps.

Posted : 07/10/2008 9:48 pm

Thanks for the info….

Posted : 08/10/2008 4:51 am