moochooser, it would be a lot quicker if you would be so kind as to post a HijackThis log. Would give us a quick idea of what's starting up on your system and save us both time. Without your machine in front of us, we're essentially working blind--a log will give us insight into what is running and will save us from having to ask troubleshooting questions that you may or may not know the answer to.
Let's do this: Instead of a regular HijackThis log, post a Startup List. Go to the following webpage and follow the instuctions for downloading and installing HijackThis:How to post a HijackThis Log
You can of course skip Step 1, and when you get to Step 4, instead click the Open the Misc Tools section
button, put a check next to List also minor sections (full)
, then click the Generate Startuplist log
button. Copy and paste that entire log into your next reply to this post and we'll see if we can get to the bottom of this.
As far as how this thread has turned out--it has gotten a bit off topic until moochooser's post and I considered splitting the tips on mouse behavior off into the hardware forum. But if this is a result of some type of malware, then it would be better for it to stay here.
You've either got a bad mouse or a bad trojan.
If that doesn't solve the problem let me know.
It would be nice to hear back from drtunio to know if our suspicions were correct
Troubleshooting problems is a process of elimination and requires some feedback. I should have asked drtunio
for a log first to eliminate the possibility of malware or a joke program first instead of trying to eliminate the possibility of a bad mouse or mouse driver first. That was my bad--It's just that I have personal experience with a bad mouse (and yes it was a ball mouse) and have seen similar problems solved on this board before by trying a different mouse.
But we can't eliminate anything without some feedback.