Solved My trackpad has strange behaviour without me

April 29, 2017 at 18:25:03
Specs: Windows 10, 8
I wondered what is wrong. I even tried a mouse! It randomly highlights things, moves weird, and clicks when I don't even touch the trackpad, and I also tried a mouse... same results. What is even stranger was it only happens in the afternoon, not morning or night. I am even having trouble typing this without deleting the whole thing! I thought it could very well be a backdoor on my pc, but I ran a scan using Avast and nothing cam up in malware or viruses, but stuff did come up with internet threats, but it never said what. Anyone know what I should do? Is it my trackpad getting stuck, but it couldn't be because I used mouse and it still clicks without me. PLEASE RESPOND QUICKLY BECAUSE I CAN'T EVEN SELECT THE CATEGORY FOR THIS WITHOUT 10 MINS OF TIME SPENT CLICKING ON RANDOM THINGS.

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April 29, 2017 at 21:07:21
As a test, disable the track pad or lock it as for typing. then use mouse.
Then: (copied from another post)
As a starting point run these three programs in the order given. They often find malware that anti-virus programs miss:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste all the logs on here. If you lose the ADW log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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April 30, 2017 at 10:13:39
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Just for giggles, turn off your WiFi on your laptop around the time this normally happens and don't plug into an Ethernet cable. If it still happens even after no connection to the outside world, then it most likely points to a hardware issue. If it stops with no connection to the outside world, then you probably have some sort of infection.

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