My cursor has randomly changed!

July 12, 2011 at 14:16:03
Specs: Windows Vista 32bit sp2, 3.00GB intel core 2 qaud 2.4GHz
This may sound weird but about a month ago while I was on the computer my cursor changed... into a chao off sonic the hedgehog.. I know right?
Anyways, it disappeared the next day and I ran some scans and found no infections so I thought nothing of it, but today the chao cursor is back!
I've never installed such a cursor and I have no idea how it could have got on my computer unless I have some spyware hanging about, but neither avg or eset online scanner found any.
I'm now running trend micro housecall and so far it has found no infections either.
I am running windows vista 32bit, if anyone has any idea what is causing this and how I can get rid of it please tell me! because I'm both confused and curious... and slightly worried!
Thank you very much for your hand in solving this mystery!

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#1
July 14, 2011 at 10:01:48
first of all, did you try a system restore back to BEFORE the problem? You may want to do that.
If still no luck, run a full scan with malwarebytes and fix all it finds.

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#2
July 14, 2011 at 10:57:31
No, but in the past I have had terrible experiences using system restore, in fact, everytime I have used it it has managed to bugger up the operating system one way or another so I'd like to avoid it if at all possible. Also I tried to run a scan with malwarebytes but it caused a blue screen of death. I also tried icesword and one other antimalware program, I forget the name, and both had errors on startup. Also as an update, my computer got a blue screen of death twice today, and the cursor since disappeared, reappeared and disappeared again.. kinda worried I may have some malware that is interfering with the running of antimalware programs.. that can happen right?

Thanks for the reply, by the way, system restore seems to be revealing itself as the only option :'(


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#3
July 14, 2011 at 12:08:19
tap f8 on bootup and choose safe mode. Now run malwarebytes and fix all it finds.

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