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jumping cursor virus

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by d2126, Jul 19, 2003.

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  1. d2126

    d2126 Thread Starter

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    regardless of the application, when i type the cursor will jump forward or back in the text, or to another window. i have followed some threads on this subject on this website, but none of the cleaners work. i noticed a user had his processes reviewed by an expert and that seemed to help. below are my running processes. thanks in advance for any help.



    wanmpsvc.exe
    svchost.exe
    retrorun.exe
    nvsvc32.exe
    navapsvc.exe
    mdm.exe
    ipodsrv.exe
    taskmgr.exe
    mm_tray.exe
    navapw32.exe
    spoolsv.exe
    svchost.exe
    explorer.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    lasass.exe
    services.exe
    winlogon.exe
    scrss.exe
    ctfmon.exe
    smss.exe
    msworks.exe
    iexplore.exe
    system
    system idle process
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
  3. d2126

    d2126 Thread Starter

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    ok, thank you! i attached the log file and pasted it below.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.0
    Scan saved at 6:27:57 PM, on 7/19/2003
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\MSWorks.exe
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\david\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis195.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.weather.com/weather/local/10011?lswe=10011&lwsa=WeatherLocalUndeclared
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/6cc9eddcba090b/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
     

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  4. d2126

    d2126 Thread Starter

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    Any other advice or follow up on this? Thank you very much!
     
  5. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy d2126...

    Well I can see nothing in the log that would cause this, I'm thinking maybe a driver issue with the mouse, or maybe a defective mouse...

    Have you updated the drivers or tried a different mouse ?
     
  6. starman2002

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    I had the same troubles 3 or 4 months ago.My mouse was doing the same things...I got a new driver it solved the problem for a few days...turned out to be the mouse.
     
  7. d2126

    d2126 Thread Starter

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    thank you for your responses. it's actually not the mouse at all. the mouse is not involved. it's the text cursor. i'm sure it's a virus. nothing seems to remove it. i have all software for adware/spyware virus etc. thanks for any help.
     
  8. SexyTech

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    IS THIS A LAPTOP?????

    If it is, then your touchpad is too sensitive. try going into Control Panel | Mouse properties and decrease the sensitivity.

    With laptop touchpads, generally, the palm of your hand is making contact and causing the cursor to jump around as you type.


    Good Luck!

    ST
     
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