mouse cursor disappears

February 27, 2007 at 13:35:28
Specs: win 2000, 523g
I have an interesting problem. If I open any application where i can type in (including this one) after approx 30 seconds my flashing cursor disappears and I have to left click to make it reappear. Also the top window bar- usually blue- turns grey, on left clicking this turns back to blue. I also notice that in the process window in task manager an instance of Internet Exp starts- or ends- at exactly the same time as the cursor disappears or appears. The cursor toggles on and off when this happens. I have updated the mouse driver --HID compliant logitech and the video card driver,Number 9 visual technology rev 4. I have also removed any progs I thought maybe activating IE and run various adware & spyware detctors all to no avail. This is v annoying, just typing this Ive had to left click about 30 times !! Any one got any suggestions??? AMD Athlon processor 523 gig ram win2000 SP4

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March 6, 2007 at 00:09:37
Further to this..I have cured this problem.
It was a Trojan of some description. One of the symptoms was if I looked at the file iexplore.exe in Program Files\Internet explorer and renamed this file, after a few seconds a duplicate would appear, no matter how many times I did this another duplicate would appear.Using a-squared (Free) it detected an Heuristic LOP--what ever that is!-- Winnt\system32\RpcScvb.exe. Deleted that in Safe mode and it seems to have cured the problem. Incidentally Hijack this did detect it but would not delete it-- maybe if Id tried deleteing it Safe Mode it would have worked.

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