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Author Topic: Mouse annoyance - any ideas?  (Read 1561 times)

Carol Haynes

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Mouse annoyance - any ideas?
« on: May 23, 2010, 02:01:05 PM »
I have been using a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 for quite a while now and so far have been very happy with it.

Today it started randomly clicking things (intermittently - but frequently enough to be really annoying) even when I was not touching it and also selcting things just on the move without touching the buttons.

I have updated the driver to the latest version, changed the battery etc. all without effect.

Anyone got any ideas or is the micro-switch under the left button worn out? I have never worn a mouse out before but I suppose the switch could be dodgy.

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Re: Mouse annoyance - any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 03:02:43 PM »
Are you sure it is the mouse generating the clicks? There are some malware programs / viruses which creates clicks randomly.

Try switching to another mouse for a while and see if the behaviour continues.

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Re: Mouse annoyance - any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 03:49:03 PM »
I've had several (MS) mice die in a similar fashion.

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Re: Mouse annoyance - any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 03:57:24 PM »
Thanks - I seem to have fixed the issue for now (removed the batteries and left them out for a while).

My initial reaction was to think malware but neither Malwarebytes or Avast spotted anything suspicious.