Jiggle the cable.


My mouse goes haywire all the time and closes down the windows I am using, and I can not get control of it again until it has finished of its own accord.

I got told that it could be a virus, but I have run my Norton Anti-Virus (2003 Prof. Ed.) and it comes up saying there are no viruses when it is done.

I dont understand, if it is a virus doing this shouldn't it be found when I do a virus scan?

And what kind of virus could it be?

Its becoming very annoying.

What can I do?


This question was answered on February 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Could be either of these:

1 mouse is faulty and needs replacement

2 cable is badly plugged in, make adjustments

3 cable is faulty, see step 1

4 windows has a conflict with the mouse driver, try re-installing the mouse driver

5 if it's a serial mouse there could be a conflict with the modem (dial-up), but your internet connections is cable so this shouldn't be a problem, try switching to a PS/2 mouse

I don't believe there is a virus that does the mouse, could be a wierd trojan, but I doubt it Try the above steps.

Good luck,


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Posted by Alex of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 16, 2003