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By rboyer ·
I have a a PC goes crazy after sitting for a while. When the mouse is moved, it looks like the icons are being pushed around on the desktop. I have turned off the screensaver and it still does it. Does anyone have an idea of what may be causing this? How can it be fixed?

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by Ann777 In reply to mouse pushing icons all o ...

This is a virus. Run a complete virus scan over your system.

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by Ann777 In reply to mouse pushing icons all o ...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.magistr.24876@mm.html

If the computer has been infected for two months, then on odd days the desktop icons are repositioned whenever the mouse pointer approaches, giving the impression that the icons are "running away" from the mouse

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by TheChas In reply to mouse pushing icons all o ...

I agree with Anna, that a virus is the most likely cause.

If that fails, do you work with any "practical jokers"?

There are "jokeware" programs that can be set to move your icons, and perform other strange acts with your mouse.
Press Alt-Ctrl-Del, and see if any "abnormal" programs are running.

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