unidentifiable line on printed document

Posted on 2012-09-05
Last Modified: 2012-09-07
I created a single-page text doc in msword, printed it and it came out fine.
I decided I needed a second copy, so I printed it again, but this time it came out with
the following in the upper right-hand-corner in a bold print font not similar to that in the letter:

WEY8 OHGSPOGIjPJVB (in bold print).  

No such thing appears on the screen or in the document and I made no changes between the two print-outs of this document.

Is this a sign of some malware or more likely just a fluke ?
Question by:ccbon
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    Assisted Solution

    1. try notepad, repeat your step.
    2. try printer's self test. (print repeatly)

    i am guessing it might be some header / footer , might be a broken link / picture added , or some feature (e.g. like watermarks) enabled, you can check.

    which brand / model? driver?

    Author Comment

    Ok I don't know WHY but I posted this comment about 30 minutes ago but it never showed up.  So here it is again:

    First, Thank you to aikimark for adding my question to more appropriate zones.

    Choiwaikin:  The NOTEPAD test resulted in the correct printout of the text and there was
    no voodoo line in it

    The printer "Print a test page" operation produced a normal page with no errors or messages.

    The driver information is attached..THANKS.
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    Expert Comment

    i cannot see any attachment.
    May I ask if the problem occur only specific word file? (What about create a new word file?)

    How about the file contains 2 pages and print at once? And print twice of single page file.

    Please also check MS-WORD version.
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    Accepted Solution

    ccbon--It sounds like a one time issue to me.  Perhaps something left over from a previous print.  
    Did you try printing the letter a third time?

    Author Comment

    This was not a HUGE priority question, but I really wanted to be sure it wasn't some well-known virus or other malware 'signature' with which experts may have been familiar.

    Thanks for all help.
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    Expert Comment

    ccbon--You are welcome.

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