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Offline tim.heymans

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ctrl key on keyboard not responsive
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »
Hi, the ctrl key on my keyboard stopped working from one moment to another...

It's an HP laptop with an HP driver installed, but when I go to the device manager and click on "driver details" it says: "driver furnished by:  Avast".

I found this article that also mentions unresponsive keyboards due to Avast interference:
However, the suggested solution doesn't work for me... (the registry items I find do not correspond with the ones described in the article.)

Anybody has any ideas?

I'm not so much of a computer geek, so I don't really have any clue how to solve this.

Working on Windows 7 64bit.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: ctrl key on keyboard not responsive
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 10:21:53 PM »
The article you linked to is for an older version of Avast.

You could try doing a repair installation of Avast

If that does not work you may need to do a clean installation of Avast

If the issue still persists you may need to contact the Support team.
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Re: ctrl key on keyboard not responsive
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 11:17:48 PM »
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