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My mouse is going crazy

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Vista Home premium.

I have had a problem on and off for many months. It's that my mouse becomes "uncontrolable". I did have a corded mouse all along and this problem just continued. 2 weeks ago I bought a cordless mouse. The new cordless maneuverd PERFECTLY...until today. I downloaded a game from Oberon Media and when I first started the game everything was ok but before I knew it the new mouse started having the same type of uncontrolibility as the corded mouse did. The only thing that comes to my mind is that I picked up malware at the game site or in the game. I do have AVG that runs everyday but I doubt that AVG is detecting the malware if that is what is doing this. Any suggesstions?
One thing more. How do I shut down my touch pad so it stays shut down?

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I appreciate your post but...

Is there no other way to do this? I know of no one who would do that for me...Nor would I ask anyone to. There has to be another way. To tell you how bad it is it took 2 minutes to type these 2-3 lines.

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you can wait for other responses

and in the meantime, it doesn't hurt to follow what Grif has laid out in the other post.
It doesn't take someone you know to infect you, malware and viruses have been lurking around online game sites forever.

But it's all up to you; if you don't want to go through all the steps that the other post goes through (I know it looks daunting), then install Super AntiSpyware http://download.cnet.com/SuperAntiSpyware-Free-Edition/3000-8022_4-10523889.html?tag=mncol while you're waiting for another response.

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