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snapplelips
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VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

I cannot type on my laptop keyboard without the cursor jumping all over the screen.My OS is Windows 2000. I have run Norton AntiVirus, but I get no results. Nevertheless, it seems a bug has infected my computer. The keyboard has become almost useless Any suggestions as to what bug this is, and how to get rid of it?
e cursor will jump backwards like this. If I continue to type, it works OK unliI it
Sometimes as I type, th  does it ad againgain an 
 
There seems no pattern - it is just random. Jump back, jump a few lines,  turns off INSERT function, it's totally nuts. It acts like a bug.
 
Can anyone help me determine the problem, or identify the Virus/fix if this is a bug?
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zbestwun2001
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Re: VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

Let's dig a bit deeper and see what is going on?



Please post a log on the HJT Forum where someone can review it and help you.


Click HERE to download a self-extractable version of HijackThis.
    Double click on hijackthis.exe to extract hijackthis to folder c:\hijackthis.
  • It will extract it to that folder and open the folder for you.
  • It will also create a shortcut on your desktop to HijackThis.

  • It will scan and the log should open in notepad.Click on "Edit > Select
  • All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the
  • log.
Do not have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

thanks,
ZB1

 

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Gmanson
Gold

Re: VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

Get a new mouse. That was my problem. See if it happens smae possibility with keyboard.

Is the mouse a ball mouse?
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zbestwun2001
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Re: VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

...ya' know gmanson, you just might be right. Smiley Happy

zb1

 

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strathj
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Re: VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

My wife has the same problem with cursor jump and she is not using a mouse.  The just types on her D600 and all of a sudden finds herself typing 3 paragraphs up. --Jeff
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Gmanson
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Re: VIRUS? When I type, the cursor jumps around

This might be a virus in that situation. Get hijackthis and post a log in the hijackthis forum.
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