cursor causes typing to reset to other areas

July 7, 2011 at 10:28:15
Specs: Windows 7
If I'm typing an e-mail or on facebook, the cursor will cause the type to reset to a different line or wherever it is sitting at the time. I can move it, but it will still cause the words to go to a different area. It drives me nuts! Where can I put it so it won't interfer with what I'm typing?

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#1
July 8, 2011 at 01:03:52
techtard, I run XP rather than 7 so they may be different (?), but in XP there was a trojan that caused the cursor to move. Scan? Maybe?
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#2
July 8, 2011 at 05:28:25
The only trojan I know of has nothing to do with computers!! How do I get rid of this? In very simple terms, please!

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#3
July 8, 2011 at 21:52:19
techtard, again, XP - not sure about 7. Trojan = Trojan Horse (same idea as the Trojan of legend). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes (Google for location) seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware seems able to handle all comers. (Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. Either can clean your machine. Scan and get rid of any nasties identified. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update any cleaner prior to running. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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