Microsoft, Outlook, 2003, with MS wireless keyboard & mouse words appear in new message

When I create a new message in Outlook, I I type Hello and wait suddenly words appear. Usually it's just a word or two and they don't have any connection to what I type. Usually it only happens 2 or 3 times then stops.
I thought the computer was compromised but I ran AVG AV and Anti Spyware plus rootkit along with Super anti Spyware and hijackthis with no hits.

Finally I disconnected the power to the router and tried again with the same results. So, this seems like a software issue. Something is self generating text. My next idea is to remove the wireless keyboard. This computer is installed in a home that is at least 200 feet from the closest neighbor so I don't think outside interference is at play.

Anyone ever hear of something like this?
ehannerAsked:
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johnb6767Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have the MS Office Langage bar active on the taskbar? There is a speech recognition component to it, that might be enabled, and converting the sounds to text on screen....
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debuggerauCommented:
Sounds like the keyboard is questionable, have you another to replace first before changing the software?
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DistinctiveITCommented:
This sounds to me like a Word Autocorrect issue. To test this you can change your default email editor to something other than Word. If the problem goes away, than you know that the problem lies with the AutoCorrect feature in Word. Let me know if you need more details!
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ehannerAuthor Commented:
DistinctiveIT and JohnB6767, those are both good ideas. Debuggerau, I plan to change out the keyboard just to eliminate the possibility but I don't think the keyboard would generate words even punctuation on occasion.

The idea of a microphone picking up sounds is intriguing. I'll look at that when I get in Monday.
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ehannerAuthor Commented:
The auto correct idea is also a good lead, thanks for that. I'll let you know.
Eric
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DistinctiveITCommented:
As a side note I have seen some people add custom AutoCorrect entries as a joke on a co-worker. So for example when the subject would type the word "and the" it would auto change to something like "eth dna". Just an fyi
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johnb6767Commented:
DistinctiveITDate

Gotta remember that one......

:^)
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ehannerAuthor Commented:
Diabolical, and funny. This is a new machine I installed just recently in my B-I-L's home office so if anyone would do that it would be me. No, this is weird. Type in a word on a new message and wait a few seconds and suddenly you see a string of dots............ like that and then the get filled in with words. So far I like the prospects of a word recognition program. I know he has a Skype account and has a plantronics headset plugged in now that I think of it.
Eric
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nobusCommented:
try with an usb or PS/2 keyboard.
the wireless connection may pick up things...
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debuggerauCommented:
any luck with the new keyboard?
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ehannerAuthor Commented:
I didn't get back to this until today. I started Outlook and opened a new message and said in a loud voice "I am an idiot", which printed out on the screen. The reason the words didn't make sense for the user is that he has a thick accent which hasn't been trained on the word to text translator. I thought I had seen everything.

Thanks for all of your help thinking about the possibilities.
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johnb6767Commented:
Glad it was easy... Odd, but easy....
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ehannerAuthor Commented:
I haven't had a chance to investigate why there is a voice to text converter running yet. They had a family emergency and so I've been out for a few days. There must be an option in Outlook 2003 for text readers. Thanks again for your help with this.
Eric
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johnb6767Commented:
Look at the Language bar on the desktop, in the toolbar.... Loads with Office xp and higher by default..
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