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Mouse working on its own

by neveshalom / October 31, 2012 4:15 AM PDT

When I start up my computer, my mouse seems to have a mind of its own. It 'walks' by itself for a moment or two, then suddenly stops.
I scanned for trojans, malware, etc with Malware bytes. I have Panda Global Security. I run WinXPPro.
This is quite puzzling to me, and I want this to stop. It started a few days ago, and is still going on.

I welcome any suggestions as to how to solve this problem.

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Clarification Request
What mouse?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 4:24 AM PDT

Often you see this on older gear, touchpads or such and is not a sign of an infection.

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Clarification on mouse (hardware)
by neveshalom / October 31, 2012 2:44 PM PDT
In reply to: What mouse?

I use a wired mouse by Logitech. I live in a high rise building with lots of wireless internet going on, so I am a bit paranoid about using wireless.

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My old mouse did that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 2:16 AM PDT

I found it to be better with Grif's note as well as placing it on a mouse pad so it could see the surface better. As parts age, stuff like this happens. Some consumers get unsettled about it but I think nothing of it. That is, if it works I carry on and replace it when it fails to do what I want.

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Tried This Yet?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 4:40 AM PDT

Open the Control Panel, then double click on the "Mouse" icon, then select the "Pointer Options" tab.. Once there, UNCHECK the box next to "Enhance pointer precision", Click on "Apply", the OK.

Hope this helps.


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I solved it when it happened to me
by Devasya / January 24, 2014 1:52 PM PST

It seemed to me that it is a software problem
so i managed to get the proper driver for my logitech mouse for its website
ran a virus scan (complete scan) with my free avg anti virus
restarted the computer and since then the mouse has been working perfectly
hope this helps

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