Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:07 AM
I have an IBM Thinkpad laptop running XP and using Firefox. About 3-4 months ago, I somehow got infected with the Vundo virus. I have no idea how I got it, as I am usually extremely careful, and definitely didn't download a file. I suspect it came from a website I visited. My anti-virus didn't detect or block it when I got it.
Anyway, I removed it using numerous "Vundo Fix" tools and through online help. It is currently not showing up on any of the three anti-virus or malware detection programs I run. However, starting right around when I got the virus, I started having a very annoying thing of my cursor randomly jumping to a different place in a document I am typing, so suddenly I am typing in the middle of where I already typed and I have to go back and erase it. Very annoying. I also have been hearing that noise randomly that you usually hear from Windows when you hit a wrong key. It's an error noise. Well, my computer makes that noise randomly every now and then when I am not clicking on anything or doing anything.
Regarding the cursor issue, I looked everywhere online, and despite the fact that many other people out there also have this problem and say they suspect a virus, the only advice people give is that there must be something wrong with the mouse, or the user is accidentally hitting the mousepad and to turn it off. Well, I turned off the mousepad (using the trackstick- my computer has both) and still have the issue, so I know I am not hitting it, and I don't believe there is anything wrong with the mouse. I noticed in my search that some other people had this problem who also mentioned they had been infected with Vundo. I suspect the virus did something to my computer before I deleted it.
Regarding the error noise (it's like a bonk) randomly happening, I found one post in a forum where someone said it could be caused by spyware/malware running checks on the system in the background. This would support my theory that the Vundo virus, while seeming gone, may actually be living on in my computer.
Has anyone heard of this? And, does anyone have any idea how I can reload my keyboard/mouse driver without losing use of it? I am a total computer novice, so need step by step help if so. Regarding the error noise, does anyone have any thoughts? What should I do? Thanks!!!!!