wireless mouse moves around

wireless mouse moves around

Post by anonymou » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 10:39:54


I got a wireless laser mouse. Whenever I stop moving the
mouse for 1 or two minutes, the cursor automatically move
by itself and click on things and programs, when i
return, a bunch of programs open.
I turn off screensaver and wait for 1 min. like i said
the cursor automatically moves continuously and open
programs like some1 is controlling it (the mouse doesn't
move thou)
I have no idea what happen. Can some1 help me?
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by kevi » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 13:33:14


move

you know that box that connect to the computer? the mouse
sends radio waves to the box.that is why the box annot be
next to ANYTHNG like speakers especially the moniter r
else the box recieves the wrong radio waves. try
relocating the ox and keeping rado about 5 fee away.

 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by Nathan McN » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 17:34:35

Two things: First, that is a very good point. Make sure your reciever
is clear and even try reconnecting on a different channel. They each
have 4 basic channels ;)

Second, the mouse moving on its own and opening applications sounds like
either a macro or a trojan virus. Go here and scan your computer:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Nathan McNulty
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by QkFS » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:12:02

Now: one item not considered by the other gentlemen and yet it may or / may not be causing this symptom.

Goto Control Panel
Click on Mouse
In Mouse Properties Window click on Pointer Options tab
In the second group 'Snap To' - make sure that you uncheck this box: Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialogue box.
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by T Simpso » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 23:22:09


move

I have a very similar issue. Since I have installed the
wireless keyboard & mouse (a few days ago, first day or
so of July 04), I have had obvious attacks while online,
some being caught by SpywareBlaster, but the mouse
movement is as you say ... random and every 1-2 seconds.
Once I disconnect, all is well. I had already gotten one
MS update, KB834840, for my Intellitype/Point setup. But,
there is obviously another vulnerability. (I have Norton
FW, AV; SpywareBlaster, Spybot; and I go thru AOL which
has its McFee, spyware blocker, and popup blocker active.)
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by anonymou » Thu, 08 Jul 2004 23:31:41


move
As an addendum to my previous sympathetic post, I do have
a USB mouse & a MS serial mouse connected, and those two
mice were also subject to the movement.
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by anonymou » Fri, 09 Jul 2004 01:30:50

Ok, I think its a Trojan. Though I don't have a wireless
mouse myself, it seems to match that of what some Trojan
Programs are built to do. Maybe someone has targetted
your computer... try a full system scan, with all virus
definitions updated. Also, try and play around without
your computer connected to the internet.
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by Courtne » Fri, 09 Jul 2004 02:05:28


Folks, whenever you have a problem with a wireless device that is not Bluetooth, it will
have absolutely nothing to do with Windwows. Windows can neither detect nor access any
wireless device that isn't WiFi or Bluetooth.

If you have a wireless mouse that isn't Bluetooth, the wireless part has no communication
with Windows whatsoever. The communication is between the wireless mouse and whatever you
plugged into your computer. At that point, Windows sees it as a wired mouse.

If you are having interference, you have two choices: change the mouse channel (see your
instructions) or change devices.

If your device is Bluetooth, use encryption. (Go to
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ )

courtney sends...
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by Nathan McN » Fri, 09 Jul 2004 04:31:20

hat is a good observation. I would also like to note that this is most
definetly a trojan virus. My guess would be either NetBus, SubSeven, or
BackOrifice. There are many others that have this ability, but I would
think it would be one of those three. You really need to check your
computer for viruses. I am pretty sure you don't have an Antivirus
installed since this trojan is having such an easy time, so you will
need to go online and use an online virus scanner.

Two things:

First, check these four places for the potential trojan virus.
1. Click start-run-type regedt32 and click ok. Now click the plus next
to these in order:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-Software-Microsoft-Windows-CurrentVersion-Run and see
if there are any odd looking programs starting with windows. If there
are, you should delete it, but if you are not sure, post the name of it
in here and we'll see if we can figure it out ;)
2. Now go back and press the minus next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and
press the plus next to these in order:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER-Software-Microsoft-Windows-CurrentVersion-Run and look
for odd programs in there as well. Same as above, delete if you know
you don't need it and it could be the virus.
3. Click start-programs-startup and double click on the startup folder.
Now look and see if there are any programs in there that are starting
with Windows that shouldn't be. Also right click in the window and
choose properties. There should be one more file than you can visibly
see icons for. If there is more than one file that doesn't show up, the
virus may have hidden itself in the startup folder.
4. This is the most difficult one. Click Start-run-type services.msc
and click ok. Now there are going to be a lot of services listed. You
will just need to look through the list and see if any have a weird
name, jumbled letters, or something that doesn't look right. Do not
disable any of these services unless you know what they do, but if there
is something suspicious, post the name of the service in here and I'll
tell you if you need it or not and how to disable it.

Second, while you are on the internet, go to
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp?cid=9914 and run that online
virus scanner ;)

Nathan McNulty

Courtney wrote:

 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by anonymou » Fri, 09 Jul 2004 07:49:11


A trojan, or other, but not in the classic sense? I think
it looks more like someone got hold of my PC thru the AOL
port & was playing. With all AV, FW, and blaster files
updated, those that plant themselves may not have gotten
thru. If it did, it is not on the updated AV list). But,
it might take the form of remote control while connected.
It clearly is not Windows-tied, otherwise it would have
continued upon disconnect.
 
 
 

wireless mouse moves around

Post by T Simpso » Sun, 11 Jul 2004 03:58:58


yet it may or / may not be causing this symptom.
uncheck this box: Automatically move pointer to the
default button in a dialogue box.
further issue is, when I use the scroll wheel (at times),
SpywarweBlaster seems to catch someting related to mouse
usage.

sure your reciever
channel. They each
applications sounds like
your computer:

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