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Shift key not working

All of the sudden my shift key isn't working. do you have a fix for this no .. not at all .. we know all these basic stuff.
i have been facing this problems since the past few days.
every time i press the shift key of my keyboard it either opens
internet explorer or types sum funny alphabets like YT}+
at first i thought it was a virus but i have scanned my had disk in
safe mode a no. of times but it doesnt find any.
it has become really irritating now

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Try to use virtual keyboard in start/allprograms/accessories/accessibility/on screen keyboard. And press shift. If that problem still occur when you use on screen keyboard (osk), unplug your keyboard, and try to use osk again. If that's still occur, surely you got virus or setting error 

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