Re: Something (Trojan?) Takes Over Mouse
From: Lord Shaolin (abuse_at_127.0.0.1)
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 16:10:22 +0100
"PapaBear" <PapaBear@bear.com> wrote in message
> Some program on my computer takes over the mouse, takes it to the edges of
> the screen and clicks it madly, tiling windows, opening programs etc. I
> W2K Pro and I have installed both ZoneAlarm and Norton Internet Security
> after the problem began - so now the program must reside on my local
> To stop the mouse mischief, I do a Ctrl-Alt-Del which most often, but not
> always stops the mouse. I see no unusual processes running, so the mouse
> process must be hiding somehow. I checked registry and cannot see any
> unusual programs under RunOnce or Run. I also have Norton Antivirus with
> to date virus definitions and nothing is detected.
> Has anybody seen something similar before? I would like to get rid of the
> problem without having to reformat/reinstall.
> Thank you for your advice.
I had this exact problem before.
With a Microsoft Optical Intellimouse
That's what happens when the circuits start to go.
I chucked it and bought a Logitech MX700.
Try swapping your mouse and see if it goes away.
Also if you want to scan your machine with:
b) Spybot Search and Destroy
d) Online AV scanners (http://www.udsl.com/security_links.php)
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