I’ll be damned. Everything is working properly now, through the Virus or otherwise. I know I tried rebooting the Octopus when I had the problem, but I can’t say for sure that I rebooted my computer or the virus. Definitely working as it should.
I swear this happened, though. I’ll keep an eye out for it happening again. I think the specific, repeatable nature of the error must mean that it was an Octopus glitch, because I can’t see how any other part of the chain having a problem would produce such precise results. Would you more knowledgeable types agree with that?
Thanks for your help, anyway. Sorry for having mobilized the troops over nothing.