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annoying mouse

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joe501, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. joe501

    joe501 Thread Starter

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    hi
    a few months ago now i installed a novelty mouse onto my pc, now i want to remove it and revert back to the normal mouse, but i think i deleted the software because of fear of spyware.
    please can anyone tell me how to get the standard mouse back? any help would be much apprecitaed
    thanks?...
     
  2. funkdmonkey

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    Are you saying when you but your standard mouse in windows does not detect it?
     
  3. joe501

    joe501 Thread Starter

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    err..
    i have the novelty mouse it is a penguin and it responds fine, its just now i think it looks a bit silly and would like to remove it, and just revert back to the normal mouse. But i do not know how to do this manually and i deleted the software used for getting the novelty mouse.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Can you clarify, that when you say "mouse", do you mean the thing that you hold and move by your hand...?

    Or are you actually referring to the "cursor" on the screen, that is moved by the mouse. ?
     
  5. joe501

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    oh yes, i see why you dont get it.. sorry
    the thing im talking about is the on-screen cursor
    sorry...
     
  6. begud4me

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    well first off if it was a program that you downloaded and installed i hope that you went to control panel and removed it through the add/remove programs function, and didnt just delete it. chances are it did contain spyware you need to go download Hijackthis, adaware, and spybot and run them all. doing hijack last. when you run hijackthis dont fix anything!!!! save the log file and post it in the web/security section of The Support Guy Forums and someone should be able to help you with that.

    Other than that go to the control panel double click mouse. should bring up mouse properties, click the pointers tab and choose the one you want.
     
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