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mouse moving around screen

mouse moving around screen

mouse moving around screen

(OP)
has anyone ever seen or know anything about a virus that makes the mouse randomly move around the screen on an NT Server? We have it and it's some sort of program running thats just making the mouse move on the screen. It stops fpr a few seconds and then starts again randomly. Weird!

Mike

RE: mouse moving around screen

Search for fun love virus in this forum. that is probably what it is

hth
Rob

RE: mouse moving around screen

(OP)
What makes you think that it is the fun love virus?  

RE: mouse moving around screen

sorry it isnt fun love.. that was stuck in my head for some reason. I do remeber a virus that does just what you are explaining, but cant remember the name of it now.. It will hit me later on, then I will repost (if no one else tells you first)

Rob

RE: mouse moving around screen

Maybe it's love first sight (just kidding).  If I were you, I would download a sample anti-virus program and clean my computer.  Of course if you can afford it, I recommend buying one.  Almost anybody who knows a thing or two about computers will try to make their own home-brewed virus nowdays.  I have norton firewall and macafee antivirus and they do a fine job.  Also I recommend a router too.  

...........gm

RE: mouse moving around screen

Try reinstalling your mouse software. If you have another mouse try it and see if the problem goes away.

RE: mouse moving around screen

You wouldn't happen to be using a KVM switch would you? Somewhere in one of the forums, I saw a similar problem that was traced back to a KVM.

James P. Cottingham

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to do anything with nothing.

RE: mouse moving around screen

It also could be a conflict between your modem and some other device...

Terry M. Hoey

RE: mouse moving around screen

Or it could simply be a prank program placed there for 'fun'. Have a look at the programs that load at startup - assuming it's not on 24/7.

My suggestions are what I would try myself. If incorrect, I welcome corrections to my rather limited knowledge. Andy.

RE: mouse moving around screen


I had a problem with the cursor going from one thing to the next, clicking on it's own, would go to the next, etc. and it would gradually scroll down the screen.  It was very strange.  So, the fellow who built my computer came over and said it was the video driver and he managed to easily fix it. I wouldn't know if this is similar to your problem.

RE: mouse moving around screen

If you don't already have an AV solution, and can't invest in one now, try using the free online tool Housecall.

Can be found at:
http://housecall.antivirus.com/

Great tool.  I use it as a suppliment to my other AV products.

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