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Pc Mouseclicks Every Five Minutes


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#1 amoebasinger

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

Hello all:
My brother's PC runs XP Pro.
I'm not sure he's the safest web-surfer.

Every five minutes (more or less) it generates a mouse-click sound.
Don't know what does it or to where it is clicking.

Furthermore, the active window loses focus regularly.
For example, you might be browsing Internet Explorer or any other program, scrolling down the window, and all of a sudden the window loses focus and you are no longer scrolling anything.

It's annoying when you are trying to type something.

Any suggestions?

I installed and ran Spybot for him and he insists on Spyware Doctor though I am suspicious of it.
He has kept up w MS updates.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

Are you finding any suspicious processes in Task Manager? When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes that may be running on your system.

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following links:
BC's File Database
BC's Startup Programs Database
File Research Center

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
-- Then post back with the results of the file analysis.

Edited by quietman7, 14 May 2008 - 12:38 PM.

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