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Possessed mouse

By Prent0 ·
I have 2 Win7 pro pc's that the cursors moves around the desktop, clicks on icons and opens files, even does a right click on the desktop to open the properties tab. If the database is open it clicks the icons to open different fields, but never alters any data. I thought it may have been a faulty mouse so I unplugged it, still does it. Disconnected it from the network in case it was a remote access issue, no. Scanned it with AVG & Malwarebytes, nothing.
If i move the mouse around myself it work perfectly, but about 60 seconds after you stop using the mouse, off it goes on its own.
Any ideas greatly accepted.
Thanks Puzzled.

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speak to the local priest about an exorcism - it sounds like it may be

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Possessed mouse

a real fancy screensaver type program someone's dumped in to annoy you.

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Re exorcism

by Prent0 In reply to speak to the local priest ...

I have considered a hot oven at 454 degrees.

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I have seen optical mice do odd movements over the screen due to

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Possessed mouse

a hair or a piece of dust being caught in the little cutaway for the light, but that doesn't give any mouse clicks. It's the clicking that makes me think it's either a remote access, maybe by wireless, or a screensaver.

Just an edit to add - one way to upset a co-worker is to get a wireless mouse that uses a bluetooth minidongle. Stick dongle in their machine and then use the mouse to do things while watching them via a wireless IP camera.

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Repost as Q&A.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Possessed mouse

Try deleting it in Device Manager and removing the drivers.

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Ahh, but Palmy, this one's weird enough to be interesting -nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Repost as Q&A.
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by Prent0 In reply to Possessed mouse

Thanks to all that replied, but after removing a couple of entries from the registry, a quick scan with ccleaner, a reboot and it hasn't raised its tail again.
But I'm not convinced it's right yet but we'll see.

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