a mouse with a mind of its own

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hestiay

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I am in desperate need of some assistance and any help would be greatly appreciated.

My mouse has suddenly developed a mind of its own. Without warning, it begins to jump around and right-click itself. Or, it will just freeze up and do nothing at all. To correct the problem, I have to reboot...and everything might be fine for as long as a few hours or as little as two minutes. At the same time, I notice that I've developed a terrible lag.

I've recently (in the last 24 hours) scanned with Norton and came up with nothing. I'm running Win 98 - and like I said, I am desperate...my foot is about to make contact with my computer, and if it does - I'm kicking it right out my front door. Don't let my computer become a homeless stray :)
 
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Is this by any chance an "optical" mouse or infrared...? Also, is this on a laptop...specifially one with a "touch pad"...?
 
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since you say it is clicking on its own and freezing, my idea probably isn't right for you, but I thought I'd put this up in the event that it might help someone. If you have an optical mouse (the kind with the light instead of a wheel), check to see if there is anything in the hole where the light comes out of. I had a dog hair in it and since the light works by "seeing" where the light hits, it would hit the hair and make it go crazy.
 

hestiay

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Nope, nothing fancy here...just an old school mouse (no laptop here) that's messing with the desktop - opening and closing programmes on its own and freezing all the time. Thanks for the suggestion though!
 

hestiay

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it's a ps2...do you think this is a mouse issue then? I didn't think it would be that simple :)
 

hestiay

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StartupList report, 13/01/03, 12:47:08 AM
StartupList version: 1.50
Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\QZTEMP\8047066\STARTUPLIST.EXE
Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
Detected: Internet Explorer v5.51 SP2 (5.51.4807.2300)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMPATICO\ACCESS MANAGER\APP\ENTERNET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CDPLAYER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKZIP\QUICKZIP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\QZTEMP\8047066\STARTUPLIST.EXE

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
LoadQM = loadqm.exe
SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE -startgui
WinampAgent = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
ccApp = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
ccRegVfy = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
SchedulingAgent = mstask.exe
SmcService = C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE
ccEvtMgr = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
ScriptBlocking = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

msnmsgr = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background

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Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
(* = disabled by HKCU twin)

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IE4UINIT.EXE

[>PerUser_MSN_Clean] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\msnmgsr1.exe

[PerUser_LinkBar_URLs] *
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\sulfnbk.exe /L

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
StubPath = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
StubPath = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install

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Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

load=
run=

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=
drivers=mmsystem.dll power.drv

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Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

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C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
(Created 12/1/2003, 6:9:54)

[Rename]
NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFT92F4.TMP\VCSETUP.EXE

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C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

C:\ESSAUDIO.COM -BLASTER

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C:\CONFIG.SYS listing:

DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS

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C:\WINDOWS\DOSSTART.BAT listing:

C:\ESSAUDIO.COM -BLASTER

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Checking for superhidden extensions:

.lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.exe: not hidden
.com: not hidden
.bat: not hidden
.hta: not hidden
.scr: not hidden
.shs: HIDDEN!
.shb: HIDDEN!
.vbs: not hidden
.vbe: not hidden
.wsh: not hidden
.scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.js: not hidden
.jse: not hidden

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX (file missing) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Tune-up Application Start.job
Symantec NetDetect.job
Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Shockwave Flash Object]
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CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

[{41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C}]
CODEBASE = http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...le.com/samantha/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe

[DepHlp Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\DEPHLP.OCX
CODEBASE = http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/dephlp.cab

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\SHOCKWAVE 8\DOWNLOAD.DLL
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab

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End of report, 6,894 bytes
Report generated in 0.949 seconds

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/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 
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