Solved Why does Mouse jump around opening random windows

June 4, 2014 at 09:09:07
Specs: Windows XP
After an hour or so of use, mouse goes mad and jumps around opening windows for 5seconds. Then either freezes or returns to normal
I suspect malware on my Windows XP SP3 but run every check I can think of. [incc. Malwarebytes, Bit Defender, SpyBot, Avast (free)
Mouse is wired USB type, and been cleaned
Any ideas?

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#1
June 4, 2014 at 09:28:19
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Mostly this is an issue with the mouse itself. Have you tried a different one?

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#2
June 4, 2014 at 12:37:19
It was a pain to dig around the back of my comp, but I have just nicked a mouse from my other comp and installed it here. I will get back to you when I know if thats the answer. Thanks

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#3
June 4, 2014 at 13:14:23
If this a roller ball type of rodent.. when you cleaned it... did you clean its "privates" properly...

(Some rodents are very picky about how they are kept clean...)

The ball itself is best washed with a little mild detergent and then of course dried... But the areas many people miss are the two (or three...) rollers buried inside the cavity. They need to be in effect gently scraped so as to remove the accumulated "guck" that wraps itself around the rollers, and almost case hardens itself there. It's often a mix of grease, fluff, sticky stuff (sugary....) and almost anything else one might imagine.

And then those bits of guck need to be properly blown out the cavity...

Another possibility is that rodent's tail (the cable) itself is failing - usually very near to the rodent itself...

All the above of course presume that it "was" behaving properly until recently, and that there are no irq conflicts involved...


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#4
June 6, 2014 at 12:54:13
You were quite right Derek - many thanks. Replaced mouse is fine - thank goodness.
Also thanks to Trvlr - I had infact done all the things you suggested to clean my old mouse, but it still played up. Mind you - it has done a long and faithful service!

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#5
June 6, 2014 at 15:11:38
Glad to hear it's fixed and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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#6
June 9, 2014 at 14:53:52
It could also be the touchpad where the position of the cursor changes when palm touches it during typing. Checkout the Guide below to see how to disable touchpad while typing. http://appuals.com/mouse-jumps-typi...

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