Windows 10: Can you get a virus from a keyboard?

Discus and support Can you get a virus from a keyboard? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I know this might sound like a stupid question. But say you have a keyboard and you do not know if someone did anything to it. Then you connect it to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by paulyjustin, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Can you get a virus from a keyboard?


    I know this might sound like a stupid question. But say you have a keyboard and you do not know if someone did anything to it. Then you connect it to your laptop. Assuming its a wired keyboard, this is impossible right? But what if its a wireless keyboard? I ask this because i might be leaving my keyboard and don't know if it would get touched etc. Thus i dont want someone to put a virus on a keyboard and then when i connect it to my laptop, i get a virus.


    I guess you can also say like could you get a virus if you buy a keyboard from someone like say if they were a hacker so to speak? Im pretty sure the answer is no but want to be sure. Im pretty sure no for wired and wireless... maybe?

    :)
     
    paulyjustin, Mar 11, 2019
    #1

  2. Keyboard problem in Windows 10

    Hi David,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to check if the issue persists when you connect another keyboard to your system.

    If the issue is with the keyboard, then suggest you to update the keyboard drivers by following the steps below.


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device Manager
      from the list.

    • Expand ‘Keyboard’ from the list.

    • Right click on the driver and select ‘update driver software’ and follow the prompts.

    Hope the information is helpful.
     
    SujataMoktan, Mar 11, 2019
    #2
  3. Mark Ole Win User
    keyboard

    Hi,

    To address your concern, we suggest that you try the following steps:

    • Click Start and then click Settings
    • Click on Ease of access
    • Click Keyboard in the left pane
    • Turn off Filter Keys in the right pane

    Also, try pressing the Fn+ Num Lock keys to turn off the Number lock function.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested steps.
     
    Mark Ole, Mar 11, 2019
    #3
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Can you get a virus from a keyboard?

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working

    Hi,



    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    • Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: You may check if the ALT key is functioning correctly in on-screen keyboard. It will help us to verify if there is any issue with the keyboard.

    Follow the steps below to open On-screen Keyboard.


    • Windows + Q, type OSK (on-screen keyboard)

    • And check if it works
    Step 2: Run Hardware and device Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Mar 11, 2019
    #4
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