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    My mouse moves by itself

    I have up-to-date anti virus software, as well as SpyBot search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

    However, while using computer the mouse cursor moves on its own accord, sometimes in completely the wrong direction.

    I have installed the drivers for the mouse again but still the problem occurs.

    Any suggestions?

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    Does it have a heartbeat and is it running around? If so I should think you've got no problems. It is quite natural for them to move on their own accord and they really do have a mind of their own. Just put the little bugger back in its cage and it'll be alright.


    I presume you have an optical mouse, if so then your mouse may need a little cleaning.

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    or the surface on which the mouse is on, if it is an optical mouse, the surface can't be too shiny, or it will reflect back and give false readings to the mouse.

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    Yeah, or it could just be faulty

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    is it a mouse or a tap touch labtop?

    my brouthers touch mouse moves on its own ( occasianly )
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    Well on my laptop when it gets dirt on it (the touchpad) or gets affected by vibration it can *click* by itself.
    Last edited by JamieR; 05-05-2005 at 10:53 PM.

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    hehe if the speakers were near it and they were pretty base there would be an awfull alot of clicking going on
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    Exclamation Idiots.

    Why does everyone think their computer problesm have to deal with spyware/viruses?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ...{chris}...
    Why does everyone think their computer problesm have to deal with spyware/viruses?!

    -Chris
    They don't. However adware/spyware is on > 98% of home computers, so it is a popular candidate for causing problems

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    If your mouse if wireless it might be someone near you with the same product and your reciever is getting thier mouse movement signals...happened to me and a buddy with a microsoft wireless mouse/keyboard combo. He could control my mouse...got very frustrating during network gaming against him ><.

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    This is more likely just a problem with your mouse or Windows XP than some virus. My mouse sometimes moves around by itself as well- switching from a USB optical mouse to low tech serial ball mouse fixed the problem. Unless your mouse is moving like it has a brain and opening programs, it's probably not spyware.
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    I suggest you load on to your computer the module -- CAT1.1

    It will stop the mouse from moving on its own, in fact it will stop it moving at all.



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    ...{chris}... were harldy idiots if your gonna call us idiots when were helping people dont bother joining in this thread.

    anywhom how did your reply help bfsog....

    Quote Originally Posted by Exis
    If your mouse if wireless it might be someone near you with the same product and your reciever is getting thier mouse movement signals...happened to me and a buddy with a microsoft wireless mouse/keyboard combo. He could control my mouse...got very frustrating during network gaming against him ><.

    funny that i had the same problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfsog
    I have up-to-date anti virus software, as well as SpyBot search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

    However, while using computer the mouse cursor moves on its own accord, sometimes in completely the wrong direction.

    I have installed the drivers for the mouse again but still the problem occurs.

    Any suggestions?
    I hope you all saw this :\

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    Yes chris, I'm sure they did. However, that means nothing except that the user may have a false sense of security with regards to those items those pieces of software are meant to protect against.

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    Last edited by Basscyst; 05-07-2005 at 03:59 AM.
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